The Tricky and Delicate Art of Grafting Tomatoes

~Notes from the field SongHaven Farm~ It’s raining, sleeting and occasionally snowing here at 6800 feet elevation in Cahone today. A classic stormy spring day on the great sage plains and I am elated that I have indoor work to do around the farm. For most of us in the high desert of Colorado we use high tunnels (think unheated…

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SWFF Coop & Growing Partners’ Community Leadership Training

Usually with such early Spring weather it is a challenge to sit through a group work session. Community leadership training on food justice issues is certainly an exception! I had the honor of spending the day with over 20 men and women from Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Cortez, Mancos, and Durango. We spent our morning divulging, formulating, and nurturing the seeds…

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Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local? As someone who grew up on vegetables from Costco and processed foods, I never discovered the difference between local food and “other food” until I spent a year working on farms in New Zealand, through the Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) Program. I started doing this because it was a way to travel for free, as…

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Southwest Farm Fresh 2016 CSA!

Thinking about signing up for the Southwest Farm Fresh CSA? Want more information about the CSA model before you commit? Want to know why you should sign up for the Southwest Farm Fresh CSA instead of other CSAs? Read this blog before signing up! What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a way for consumers…

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Get to Know your Local Farmer: Red Canyon Farm

Visiting Red Canyon Farm, owned and operated by Kim Lindgren, gave me the opportunity to visit the gorgeous and unique Mc Elmo Canyon, an experience I am very grateful for. With autumn in full swing, the trees seemed to be glowing against the background of the blue sky and the red rocks of the canyon. Passing picturesque farms and homes with…

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Get to Know your Local Farmer: Homegrown Farm

Homegrown Farm in is run by Emily and Mike Jensen, who are absolutely passionate about what they do. This is their tenth season on their 12 acre farm, 2 ½ of which is under production for vegetables. A visit to their farm in Bayfield was a wonderful experience, highlighting how efficient a small farm can be if you are lucky…

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