Edible Aspen has 2 articles about the North Fork Valley. Lynn and Tom Gillespie of The Living Farm are featured, plus Dava Parr (Fresh & Wyld) had an intern write an article about interns and their impact about working on farms.
Avalanche Cheese and Peak Spirits were 2012 Good Food Award winners in the Cheese and Spirits categories, respectively. The award ceremony was held in San Francisco on Jan 13.
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. The Good Food Awards people grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. They host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
Congratulations to Avalache's Wendy Mitchell and Peak Spirits' Lance Hanson!
Colorado Wino has declared that Lilitputian Winery's Shangri-la ginger wine as one of the 5 most important Colorado wines for 2011 - pretty cool!
A San Francisco cheese buyer and author says his most exciting find in 2011 was Avalanche Cheese. Read the story here.
Kevin & Kris Kropp of First Fruits Organic Farms, Jared McDermott of Oasge Gardens and Kerry Noonan of Rain Crow Farm are featured in Edible Aspen's Fall issue. You can see the article on line. The Kropps are on page 18/19 and Jared and Kerry are on page 20/21 of the magazine reader.
Colorado Wino visits Leroux Creek Vineyard and discovers how well hybrids grow in the North Fork Valley.
VOGA supporter and local photographer is featured in a Delta County Independent article. She has created the 2012 bilingual calendar "Gracias por la Tierra", which shows appreciation for those who work the land. A photo of Thistle Whistle's Mark Waltermire appears in the article.
"Gracias por la Tierra" is available at www.celiaroberts.com, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (970) 527-4457. The calendar is rich in information and images, and very economical. It's a perfect Christmas gift.
UCCS geographer Thomas P. Huber's stay at Leroux Creek Inn inspired the new book "An American Provence," in which Huber compares and contrasts Colorado's North Fork Valley with Provence in southeastern France.
Listen to the Colorado Public Radio broadcast.