Last night I had the chance to learn about the importance of the Colorado River as it relates to working ranches in Colorado. The health of our rivers around the state is crucial to our overall food production. Sick river = no noms
The event was co hosted by @fishpondusa and @americanrivers and successfully brought a myriad of Denverites to the Fishpond headquarters to learn about our rivers.
Thanks for hosting an incredible evening @fishpondusa and @americanrivers, thanks for the grub @moesbbqbroadway and the beerskis @denverbeerco!
Our "Faces & Stories of Colorado Agriculture" continues - this week featuring Arnusch Farms. The farm is located in Prospect Valley, CO., located 35 miles northeast of Denver. Owner Marc Arnusch and his family produce a number of crops including sugar beets, corn for grain and silage, wheat, sunflowers, alfalfa and dry onions. Photo Credit: ArnuschFarms #facesofcoag#coloradoproud#wheat#coloradoagriculture#sugarbeets#farming
Week 10 already?! That means it's time for Petrocco Farms and David Petrocco to take over the Facebook page as part of our "Faces of Colorado Agriculture" campaign. Petrocco Farms is a local producer of produce (hehe), providing Coloradans with lettuce, cabbage, green beans, onions, and other greens! Photo Credit: Petrocco Farms @ktrocco #facesofcoag#coloradoproud#lettuce#coloradoagriculture#brighton
The CYFEA President's plaque was presented to Naomi Berg this week, for her elected position as President of the Colorado Young Farmer's Executive Team! As you can see, this is a time-honored position, and she's in good company with some of the greats!
We enjoyed another locally sourced lunch courtesy of The Pinery in #ColoradoSprings featuring an agricultural panel including Triple M Bar Ranch, DiSanti Farm, @hirakatafarms, @strohauerfarms and Jeff Self of the Colorado Corn Growers Association.
Thank you to all our lunch sponsors including La Baguette, Safeway, Opal Foods, Haystack Mountain cheese, Triple M Bar Ranch, Strohauer Farms, Rocky Ford Growers Association, DiSanti Farms, Ralston Valley Beef, Petrocco Farms, Sakata Farms, Talbott's Mountain Gold and Chef Ben Hoffer for turning these local ingredients into works of edible art! #facesofcoag#coloradoagriculture#coloradoproud#coloradolamb#pueblochiles#rockyfordcantaloupe#sweetcorn
We were pleased to host a wonderful Colorado-ingredient luncheon featuring an abundance of fresh produce and proteins. Thank you to all our expert panelists Bruce Talbott, Max and James of @fieldstoplateproduce, Garrett Portra of @carlsonvineyards, Ruth Elkins of Sprigs & Sprouts of Western Colorado, LLC., Ron Teck, Colorado State Fair board member, and Chef Theo.
A BIG THANK YOU to Chef Theo and @626onrood, for their hospitality along with food donations from our amazing growers and ranchers including Talbott's Mountain Gold, Carlson Vineyards, @rvbeef, @nestfresheggs, Safeway, Sprigs & Sprouts of Western Colorado, LLC., Strohauer Farms, Inc., Colorado Lamb Council, Blaine's Tomatoes and Farm, Fields to Fork CSA, La Familia, Red Fox Winery & Vineyards, Roan Creek Ranch, @rockyfordgrowersassociation, and Rocky Mountain Sweet Corn and Snow Cap Cider. #facesofcoag#coloradoproud#grandjunction#coloradoagriculture
Giving the little dragon its good deep clean after wrapping up another batch of #troubadourserenade
Our base malts like Serenade, Blue Serenade and Pêvec aren't like any other base malts in the world. With this dragon built from stone and steel from scratch and exceptional raw materials grown with the utmost of care and skill, we work to incorporate as much of ourselves into our process in order to create something truly unique that kicks serious ass.
We love climbing into the belly of the beast
Beef is an extremely versatile food, and one that is especially popular in Colorado! From classic burgers, steaks, and ribs, to beef tacos, casseroles and roasts, beef can be used for many different foods and tastes, and @rvbeef got some of the best in the state!
Photo: RVB pastrami sandwich at @blockandlarder in Denver. #facesofcoag#coloradoproud#beef#coloradoagriculture#ranching
This is our picking crew. I brag about them to farmers, friends and random strangers all the time. They can tell if a peach is ripe just by the sound it makes coming off the tree. Literally, one of their jobs is moving rocks, and they never complain. They care deeply about our farm and we're lucky to have them. #workhard#harvest#farmers#coloradoagriculture
A BIG THANK YOU to all our panelists: Commissioner Don Brown, Todd Inglee of @rvbeef, @ktrocco of Petrocco Farms, @brooke982 of Proctor Produce and @rockyfordgrowersassociation, and Deputy Commissioner Chris Wiseman and all the members of the media and industry professionals for attending our kickoff "Faces & Stories of Colorado Agriculture" panel luncheon at the historic @denverunionstation Station. We hope you all got a "taste" of the faces behind our food.
And thank you to all our supporters who helped make it happen: @westerndairy, Chef @chefjasonmorse Center Greenhouse, Colorado Lamb Council, Opal Foods, Petrocco Farms, Rocky Ford Growers Association, Ralston Valley Beef, @Safeway, Sakata Farms, @strohauerfarms Farms, and Talbott's Mountain Gold. #facesofcoag#coloradoproud#coloradoagriculture#denver