Choose Colorado

Monday

28

July 2014

The 2014 Choose Colorado Tour

Starting August 1st, Colorado Proud will begin a 27-day tour across the state to celebrate farmers and produce growers, while educating and influencing consumers along the journey. Partnering with Safeway, Colorado Proud is going to make 20 stops in 11 different cities, including: Denver Boulder Grand Junction Durango Alamosa Vail Avon Fort Collins Burlington Safeway […]

Wednesday

18

September 2013

Spice up your life with Cosmo’s Spicy Ranch dressing

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Who doesn’t love creamy ranch dressing? And who doesn’t love a little spice to liven up everyday eats? With Cosmo’s Spicy Ranch dressing you get both the smooth creaminess of traditional ranch dressing and a kick of spices to tingle your tongue. From carrot sticks to breadsticks, Colorado Proud member Cosmo’s Spicy Ranch just makes […]

Friday

13

September 2013

Add gusto to your guac with Gumbies Goodies salsa!

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Next time you mash a batch of avocados for guacamole, blend in a glob or two of your favorite Gumbies Goodies salsa for an extra flavor pop that will make your guests gobble it up — if you don’t get to it first, which will take some willpower because it’s that good! Colorado Proud member […]

Monday

9

September 2013

Backpackers need great food, too!

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Have you ever paused during a long, challenging hike, bike ride or climb only to reach in your backpack and find just a bag of . . . gorp? Not that we have anything against gorp, but your effort surely merits a more interesting reward, don’t you think? Backpackers Pantry thinks so, too. This Colorado […]

Friday

6

September 2013

September Recipe: Jalapenos

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Peppers are plentiful in Colorado, especially in the Pueblo area where they are celebrated each year during the Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival, which will occur September 20-22, 2013. In addition to adding a spicy flare to recipes, jalapeños are also nutritious. They are low fat, sodium free and are an excellent source of Vitamin […]

Friday

30

August 2013

A Gluten-Free Pie in the Window.

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The Last Crumb Bakery: Flavor Full. Gluten Free. The sun is going down late on a summer’s day. Your neighbor creaks open her window and white lace curtains drift into the cool air. You catch a glimpse of a golden brown crust as she gently places a pie on her windowsill to cool, and the […]

Friday

23

August 2013

“Happiness in a bowl”

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That’s how the owners of Grandma Mary’s Sweets refer to their yummy caramel corn, made from an old family recipe from a real Grandma Mary, who was born and raised on a farm in Wiggins, Colorado. This family-owned Colorado Proud business draws on its long farming tradition to promote Colorado farmers and producers. Day-to-day operations […]

Friday

16

August 2013

A world of exotic coffees delivered to your door

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Attention, coffee aficionados who still miss the aromatic and supple brews we used to sip at Peaberry coffee shops in the Denver-Boulder area. You can still buy those tantalizing beans at eBeans, Peaberry Coffee’s online store. Colorado Proud member Peaberry Coffee is a Colorado owned and operated roaster and retailer. The company began in 1990, […]

Wednesday

7

August 2013

August Recipe: Peaches

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Warm summer days and cool nights help create the sweet and juicy peaches Coloradans crave. The state produced 24 million pounds of peaches in 2011. Select peaches that are slightly soft to the touch are free of bruises and have a fragrant smell. Peaches are low fat, sodium free and a good source of Vitamin […]

Wednesday

7

August 2013

Celebrate Colorado Proud Month with a gift box from Colorado Regional Makers

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When husband-wife team Peter and Anna Fargo left their jobs at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC to move to Colorado, they didn’t leave behind their love of the environment. Instead they put it to work in the form of a small business, Colorado Proud company Colorado Regional Makers, that produces gift boxes that […]