Have you seen this logo before?
It is the new logo for the
Colorado Proud program.
Colorado Proud is an award-
winning program from the Colorado
Department of Agriculture.
Colorado Proud is celebrating
its 20th birthday in 2019!
The Colorado Proud logo helps
consumers easily find locally
grown, raised, or processed food
and agricultural products. Buying
Colorado products supports local
businesses and our state’s economy.
To learn more, ask your teacher
or parents if you can visit the
Colorado Proud website at
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The Colorado Produce Calendar to
the right shows all the fruits and
vegetables grown by different farmers
across Colorado, and when they are
in season. “In season” means the crop
is ready to be harvested and eaten. You will also notice that a few of the
crops, like spinach and tomatoes,
are grown all year. This is because
some farmers have greenhouses or
indoor structures, where the outside
weather does not affect the crops!
As you can see, not all crops are
harvested at the same time throughout
the year. Some grow better early
in the year when the weather is
cooler, and some prefer to grow
all summer long in the hot sun. Growers can increase the number
of months some crops are available
by placing them in storage. Storage
means the crops, like potatoes
and onions, can safely be kept in
for long periods of time.
Where to buy Colorado
Farm Fresh Produce?
Colorado produce can be bought
throughout the year in many different
places! Have you ever been to your
local farmers market? This is where
farmers in your area bring their
freshest and most recently harvested
produce to sell to the people in your
community. Because Colorado has
cold and snowy winters, most of the
farmers markets in our state do not
run all year. They usually start up
sometime in May or June and are
open certain days of the week until
late summer or early fall. This fall or
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next summer, ask your parents to take
you to your local farmers market!
Look for the Colorado Proud logo
at grocery stores, farmers markets,
garden centers and restaurants.
You can find the most recent list of
farmers markets in Colorado by going
to www.CoFarmersMarkets.org. Or,
download the free Colorado Farm
Fresh mobile app from the Colorado
Department of Agriculture available
for Apple and Android devices.