Spring has sprung and Coloradans are coming out of their winter slumber, looking for local products. The Colorado Department of Agriculture's 34th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers' markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities.
"We are excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente this year," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "The directory is brimming with local producers and educational information."
The 2018 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory features more than 200 farms, ranches, roadside stands, u-picks and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs as well as 100 farmers' markets across the state. Farm Fresh also includes farms that offer tours, restaurants using local ingredients, wineries, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and farm and ranch vacations. In addition, the free directory includes county fairs, a crop calendar, food and agricultural festivals and tips for picking Colorado produce.
The directory is available for free at participating libraries, chambers of commerce, welcome centers, visitor centers, Colorado State University Extension offices and other businesses as well as online atwww.coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh. Colorado Farm Fresh is also available as a mobile app for smartphones.
"We are proud to support the Farm Fresh Directory," said Evan Hyatt, Executive Director of Operations Kaiser Permanente northern Colorado. "Part of our mission is to spread health to all which involves going beyond exam room walls. Good nutrition is a foundational element of a healthy lifestyle."
For more information, to find a location to pick up a free copy of the 2018 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory or to download the free mobile app, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com or call (303) 869-9175.