Colorado is a great state for local foods with a varied agriculture, famed orchard fruits, plenty of farmers markets, and a vibrant local foods movement. Here's how to find great local foods in Colorado, from seasonal guides to farmers market listings.
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Colorado Fruits & Vegetables
Colorado has large potato and onion crops, as well as carrots, corn, spinach and salad greens. The Western Slope area grows famously good apples, peaches, apricots, and cherries. Smaller specialty crops show up at farmers markets around the state, but this Guide to Colorado Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables is a good place to get started knowing what to expect when.
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Colorado Farmers Markets
Find a Colorado Farmers Market near you to get started eating local, seasonal produce. Many markets in Colorado also sell honey, pastured meats, and artisan cheeses.
Whether you're an old hand or new to farmers market shopping, see these Ten Tips for Shopping Farmers Markets before you head out.
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Colorado Favorites: Bison
That prairie in the eastern part of the state? That was once filled with bison. Some people are trying to bring it back, such as Black Forest Bison in Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Favorites: Peaches
The sunny foothills of Colorado are a prime growing area for some amazing peaches. Look for them in mid- to late-summer at farmers markets, farm stands, and stores smart enough to source these local fruits. Then learn All About Peaches to make the most of your haul.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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