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August is Colorado Proud Month

From fresh fruits and vegetables, to meats and manufactured foods, Colorado showcases a bounty of local products at grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants across the state.

To help promote the state’s food and agricultural products, Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared August as Colorado Proud Month.

“It is amazing to see the variety of products we produce here in Colorado,” said John Salazar, commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “August is the perfect time to experience the diversity of Colorado agriculture.”

As part of the month-long celebration of local products, Colorado Proud is partnering with the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund to host the annual “Garden Party at the Governor’s Residence” on Aug. 25. With the event open to the public, attendees will be able to sample food and beverages that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado.

Visit www.coloradoshome.org for ticket information.

“Agriculture is an important industry in Colorado, and Colorado Proud helps educate people about the state’s bounty,” said Salazar. “Buying products with the Colorado Proud logo benefits our local farmers, ranchers and processors, as well as the state economy.”

Colorado Proud, created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1999, promotes locally grown, raised or processed food and agricultural products to consumers statewide. Currently, the program has more than 1,500 members including growers, processors, restaurants, retailers and associations.

To find Colorado products, farmers markets, a crop calendar, restaurants and recipes, visit www.coloradoproud.org.

Thank you

This Year’s Archuleta County Fair was another great success.

The fair happens each year the first weekend in August and it always amazes us how much work and time goes into the fair. We want to send a huge thank you to each and every person, business and community group that supported the fair this year, and every year.

Also thank you to everyone who came out for our 60th year celebration.

Calendar

Aug. 11 — Noon Mountain View Homemakers.

Check out our webpage at www.archuleta.colostate.edu for calendar events and information.

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