6/4/2018 Free Publication Connects Consumers with Local Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2018
Contact:  Wendy White, (303) 869-9174, wendy.white@state.co.us 
           
Free Publication Connects Consumers with Local Products
 
BROOMFIELD, Colo.– 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 at www.coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh. Colorado Farm Fresh is also available as a mobile app for smartphones.

Be one of the first to pick up a free copy of Farm Fresh during the publication’s launch party at the Larimer County Farmers’ Market in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday, June 9, 8am-12pm. The Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Proud and Kaiser Permanente will be providing copies of the directory as well as other helpful information about agriculture and healthy eating.
 
“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.”
 
The 2018 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory is published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture with generous support from Kaiser Permanente (presenting sponsor), Longmont Dairy and Royal Crest Dairy (cover sponsors), Anderson Farms, Centennial Farms & Ranches Program, Colorado Farmers’ Market Association, Colorado Fresh Markets, Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado MarketMaker, Colorado Proud, Colorado State Fair, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, and Metro Denver Farmers’ Market.
           
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.
 
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