Whether you get your news from NBC CNN Twitter YouTube Huff Post or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it would be hard not to know that it’s been a very dry year across the country.
Colorado struggles periodically with its high-desert heritage, but our local growers are innovative and smart. And because so many Colorado families are into healthy lifestyles and local fruits, vegetables and greens, they are flocking to the “local produce” section in greater numbers.
FreshPack has Olathe Sweet Corn, Colorado peaches, melons and cantaloupes. Actually we have much more Colorado-grown goodies than ever before — both conventionally grown and certified organic.
FreshPack asked Chef Michael Long to help us figure a new thing to do with Colorado chiogga beets and, what d’ya know, he made the prettiest Bull’s Eye salad with a red cactus pear vinaigrette.
We are always trying to figure out new ways to put all of this locally grown abundence to work for your health and enjoyment. What are your ideas?
Call us at 303.412.6232 for more information on local green beans, cabbages, cilantro, greens, lettuces, onions, radishes, potatoes and tomatoes. It’s like a garden around here!
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David Asbury has been in the farming universe since his youth. He went on to learn even more at Colorado State University. He believes that growing the most wholesome produce organically, using sustainable practices, is the highest calling a farmer can aspire to.
He started Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch and then Full Circle Farm — 900 acres and 70 varieties of vegetables — he and his team grow also small grains, grass hay, corn and alfalfa for rotation to give the soil the needed rest from vegetable production. From Longs Peak (14,259 feet) to the west, the watershed feeds the area’s rivers and reservoirs, which RMPR and Full Circle Farms tap carefully to conserve and manage their variety of crops.
Full Circle Farms’ philosophy is that in showing respect, dignity and integrity for all things, they — and hopefully we — have a better connection to humans, plants and soil.
At FreshPack, we’re looking forward to a summer of great fresh veggies from just a few miles away.
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