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Homegrown Food Retreat returns to discuss indigenous, local foods

For its ninth consecutive year, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado’s Homegrown Food Retreat is gearing up to discuss the needs and concerns of Southwest Colorado’s local food world. This year’s...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Lawmakers reject labeling pot as organic

DENVER – A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected amid concerns the labels would imply pot is healthy. The bill rejected in a legislative committee Tuesday would have...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Community garden planned for Three Springs

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado is planning a new community garden for Confluence Park in Three Springs. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to back the initial concept plans for...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Food cooperatives hit by state labor laws

ALBANY, N.Y. – Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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GMO legislation would prohibit states from labeling

DENVER – Colorado activists are mounting a campaign to oppose federal legislation that would prohibit states from requiring labeling of genetically modified foods, despite Colorado voters already...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Homegrown food for the Durango Farmers Market

Something has taken root; in fact, it’s about to bloom. The Durango Farmers Market will kick off its 19th season Saturday with a nod to Mother’s Day – free tomato plants to the first 50 moms. Last...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local food co-op will remain independent

Durango Natural Foods held its annual meeting Saturday at the Powerhouse Science Center to review its fiscal year and discuss its future. As April elections for its board of directors already are...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Food for thought

More than 1 in 4 working families in Colorado did not have enough food to meet their basic needs, according to a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau survey. In 2012, nearly one in six Coloradans experienced...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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$97,683 grant to help schools with local foods

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday announced a $97,683 grant for the Mancos Conservation District to continue developing a new model for school-based food production. The Farm to School...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rooting for a farm business

DENVER – Max Fields and James Plate were born to bring delicious homegrown Colorado produce from the farm to the table. After all, it’s in their name. The owners of Hesperus-based Fields to Plate...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-op members want new board

Members of Durango Natural Foods, upset about a move to merge the cooperative with a larger New Mexico purveyor of organic food, have launched an online petition to remove the seven members of the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protest calls for GMO food labeling

Kimberlie Brown wants the right to know what she’s eating, and she thinks you have a right to know, as well. Part of the Southwest branch of Genetically Modified Organism Free Colorado, Brown and...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News