Photo courtesy Food Coalition

Apples — 1,500 pounds just harvested — from Montezuma County were delivered to Archuleta County last week. The apples were grown and transported by CSU Extension, harvested by volunteers, fruit of the partnership between the Archuleta Food Coalition and CSU agents in both counties, stored in the coalition’s newly acquired Food Distribution Center and available in six food pantries in the next few weeks. The Food Coalition arranged for this delivery in early summer when it first established contact with the folks at the research and demonstration orchard in Yellow Jacket, Colo., maintained jointly by CSU Extension and Southwest Colorado Research Center. Pictured are Gus Westerman, CSU Extension county director for Dolores County; Greg Felsen, CSU Extension county director for Montezuma County; and our transportation team, Archuleta County CSU, Terry Schaaf and Alvin Schaaf. For food pantry days and hours of operation, check out the Archuleta Food Coalition website,