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Local Honeycrisps, Prune Plums, and More!

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These honeycrisps have a brix level of 18, making them the sweetest on the market.

They were grown on Berg Harvest Orchard, which is a family fruit farm located in Paonia. It’s named for Paul Berg, who built his homestead on the property in the 1940’s.

The Prune Plums are first to market. They’re a dark blue in color with a yellow-green interior. the pit is easily removed, and flesh is low in water content yet high in sugar. They come out of White Buffalo Farm in Paonia.

Also from White Buffalo, what may be the last of the Cresthaven Peaches. The JH Hales arrive tonight!

We can’t believe Nectarines are still out there, but we just received some local cases from Kokopelli. They are SUPER sweet and ready to use.

These cool nights mean sweet corn is winding down. We receivedĀ a new lot from Tuxedo yesterday, so get some while you can!

Weekly Highlights – Nectarines, Eggplant & Melon Varieties

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS:

LOCAL NECTARINES & PEACHES

HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

BLACK PLUMS

LOCAL BEANS – FAVA, FRENCH, GREEN

THAI & APPLE BANANAS

EGGPLANT – GLOBE & ROSA BIANCA

PEPPERS – BELLS, GYPSY, PADRON, MINI SWEET, SERRANO, SHISHITO

MELONS – CANARY, MIRACLE, GALIA, CHARATAIS

Can you believe all of the amazing stonefruit Colorado orchards are cranking out this year?

Keep your eyes open for apples just around the corner.

Organic lemon prices have been crazy, but word is we still have the best deal in town.

Melons are still strong. We have nine varieties in house.

We’ve been getting rave reviews on the heirloom tomatoes in house – great price too! Black Pineapple (our favorite), Marvel Stripe, La Cocina Mixes, Brandywine, Amana Orange, Purple Cherokee..

Other Local items – radishes, beets, quinoa greens, mushrooms, squash, pickling cukes, Olathe sweet corn, spring onions.

The Daily Blurb – June 5, 2015

Many people don’t take the time to realize what role food has in their lives. The easy thing to see is that food gives us life; the nourishment for our bodies to survive.

Did you ever think that food is one of the biggest connectors in the world? Food brings people together. When we do the right thing and sit down at a table and eat a meal like it should be eaten, it gives us a moment to connect with family and friends. When we care enough to get in touch with where our food comes from it gives us an opportunity to connect with our planet. When we go to a farmers market to meet the people who grow our food it gives us a chance to connect with our community. How is it that in this world today where we think we have all these devices that make us so connected, many are so disconnected from one of the things that brought us all together originally?

Please take the time to connect to the Earth, Friends and your own Body. Sit down and have a meal that is made from scratch – nothing but real ingredients from our original Mother Earth!

The Daily Blurb – April 22, 2015

Good Morning Organic Friends and Happy Earth day!
45 years ago today the Earth Day movement began, with 20 million Americans taking to the streets to demonstrate a need for a healthy environment. We here at Grower’s would like to thank all of those who originally stood up to those polluting our air, water and land so many years ago. Today hundreds of millions of people are continuing their efforts and for that we are grateful. Grower’s Organic is proud to be doing our part in keeping our planet healthy and happy by being 100% Organic. Thank you to all our continued supporters for doing your part by going Organic and supporting our environment!

We have a few exciting items in house for you today with great prices:
Green Beans are looking beautiful
Wild Craft Black Morels from Oregon
Bulk Beets- Gold & Red.
Fresh Fava Beans
Leeks
Bananas- with just the right color
Super Fresh Taylor Farms Salads
Asparagus, We have local coming in this week but we got a California farmers to give us a screaming price compared to others out there.
Zuchinni

We have heard from several new restaurant customers that Grower’s Organic has been able to help them lower their food costs several points. Not only has their quality of product gone up but their costs are down. You can’t beat that! Thank you to those sharing these amazing facts with us!

Thank You for Your Support and GO ORGANIC!!

Local Food Summit 2015

Started in 2013, and taking place each winter, the Local Food Summit is Colorado’s largest gathering of local food producers, manufacturers, growers, retailers, and restaurateurs. This conference-style event provides industry-specific opportunities for engagement, community-building, education, and problem-solving. Summit content is typically focused around identifying gaps in a healthy local food economy, supporting and growing food-based businesses, discussing relevant local policy initiatives, and learning from successful industry leaders to identify best practices.

What’s New
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We’re adding new sessions and ways of connecting with local food at this year’s summit, including:

– Keynote addres
ses by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Ann Cooper, Malik Yakini, Alan Lewis and DJ Cavem
- A screening of “Truck Farm” by SIE Film Center
- CSA fair
- Local food products exhibition and tasting
- Multi-media installations
- Breakout sessions hosted by local partners

Become a Local Food Summit Partner
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We love our local food partners. They’re the people who make this event a success every year. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, not only are you creating good food karma in Colorado for making this event financially possible, you also get some great benefits. Find out about them and contact us here:
https://milehighbiz.org/foodsummitsponsorship

2015 Food Summit Agenda
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Monday, March 2
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11:00 am Registration Open
12:00 – 12:45 pm Welcome and Keynote by Ann Cooper
1:00 – 2:30 pm Breakout sessions
2:45 – 4:15 pm Breakout sessions
4:30 – 5:30 pm Keynote address
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitors on site near Auditorium
5:00 – 8:00 pm CSA Fair at the JWU Event Center
7:00 pm Local food film screening at SIE Film Center

Tuesday, March 3
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8:00 – 8:30 am Light breakfast options
8:30 – 8:45 am Local food film short by DJ Cavem
8:45 – 9:30 am Youth panel
9:45 – 10:30 am Keynote by Malik Yakini
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Breakout sessions
12:30 – 2:00 pm Local food product fair and lunch at JWU Event Center
2:15 – 4:00 pm Building a shared vision for Colorado’s Food System: World cafe session
4:00 – 4:30 pm Keynote address by Mayor Michael B. Hancock
4:30 – 5:30 pm What’s next: how we’re connecting in 2015

Special Thanks to our 2015 Local Food Summit Sponsors
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Grower’s Organic
Johnson & Wales University
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Denver Dept of Environmental Health
CSU Colorado State University Extension
Maxfield’s \ Waste Farmers
Local Food Shift
GrowHaus
Moye White
Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast