Colorado Proud Highlights Locally Grown and Produced Products with ‘Season’s Eatings Local Food & Beverage Holiday Gift Guide’

We’ve put away the flip-flops and pulled out the boots and scarves. It’s not too early to think about giving the gift of Colorado this holiday season. Colorado Proud – a Colorado Department of Agriculture program that promotes agricultural products grown, raised, or processed in the state – is making it easier than ever with the 2017 ‘Season’s Eatings Local Food & Beverage Holiday Gift Guide’, which highlights everything from seasonal salsas and salted caramels to alpaca socks and pet treats.

Coloradans (and out-of-state residents alike) can shop the online Gift Guide now to find Colorado-produced products that will make their holiday parties hum, their meals masterful, and their gift-giving great. Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary will share unique Colorado recipes and holiday cooking tips throughout the campaign on Colorado Proud’s Facebook page.

Below are a few of the Colorado Proud items featured in the Gift Guide, which will be updated throughout the holiday season. The Colorado Proud Gift Guide has you covered whether you have gifts to buy for your favorite foodie, pet-lover, zen-master or winter weekend warrior.

In addition to the Gift Guide, Colorado Proud will promote Colorado grown, raised or produced products, and the farmers, ranchers, and business owners behind them on Facebook and Instagram with stories, recipes, videos and Colorado-themed holiday cheer. In November, look for the “Ultimate Holiday Gift Basket” giveaway on Facebook.

About Colorado Proud

The Colorado Proud Program was created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1999, to promote food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. One of the goals of Colorado Proud is to make it easier for consumers to identify and purchase Colorado products by labeling them with the Colorado Proud logo. In 1999, Colorado Proud started with 65 companies and now the program has more than 2,500 members, including growers, processors, restaurants, retailers and associations statewide. Additional media materials can be found in the Colorado Proud newsroom.