Local Food

5:00am

Mon September 8, 2014
Food

Once Lost Colorado Orange Helps Seed State's New Fruit Economy

A wide variety of heirloom apples -- this group includes the Maiden Blush, Chenango Strawberry, and Duchess of Oldenburg -- are found in old orchards across Colorado, which was once a major apple producing state.
Adalyn Schuenemeyer Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

The Colorado Orange is not an orange, in color or essence.

"It is an apple, with a unique texture and taste. It has a little bit of a citrus bite," said Paul Telck, one of the few people today to have tasted the apple – a yellow fruit with an occasional red blush, once thought to be extinct.

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6:00am

Fri August 29, 2014
Agriculture

Above Colorado’s Fruited Plains, Local Food Faces Hurdles

Yampa Valley Farms sit about 20 miles outside Steamboat Springs.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier. Despite the demand, making local food work in some places is decidedly more difficult than others. Steamboat Springs is one of those places.

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5:00am

Wed August 20, 2014
Agriculture

What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato?

Vegetable farmer Tom Goeke of St. Charles, Mo., sells his Red Deuce tomatoes wholesale at about $1.50 per pound.
Credit Kristofor Husted / Harvest Public Media

6:00am

Sat July 19, 2014
The Garden Report

Organic Or Not, Local Food is Better For The Environment

Buying locally grown food supports Colorado's economy and environment.
Credit Lord Mariser / Flickr - Creative Commons

Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase pollution and diminish the quality of those fruits and vegetables.

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6:00am

Mon June 30, 2014
Agriculture

On The Farm, Chef Camp Teaches Basics Of Food Production

Farmer Kate Potter shows chef Terrah King how to gut a chicken at Chef Camp in Livingston County, Ill.
Credit Sean Powers / Harvest Public Media

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