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Certified Organic Farms

“An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism” Wendell Berry, “The Gift of Good”   USDA Certified Organic: Abundant Life Organic …

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Certified Naturally Grown

Certified Naturally Grown is a non-profit alternate farm assurance certification program created for small-scale organic farmers.  The goal is to strengthen the organic movement by preserving high organic standards and removing financial barriers that tend to exclude smaller farms that are selling locally and directly to their customers. Certified Naturally Grown Farms: Austin Family Farm:  970-260-4298 Cobblestone Farm:  970-872-3026 Dancing Dog Farm:  970-872-1109 Fire Mountain Farm & Apiary:  970-527-4499 …

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Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture is a method of pulling together growers with consumers, both sharing the risks and benefits of food production.  The subscribers pay an up front cost at the beginning of the growing season, resulting in a weekly distribution of vegetables and fruit.  Many growers have options for additional herbs or flowers in addition to the weekly box of …

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Conventional

Delta County provides a wide variety of conventional farms with vegetables, fruits, and meat options for the local consumer. Hardin’s Natural Foods 31424 Highway 92 Hotchkiss 970-872-3019 Hours:  Monday- Saturday 9-6  Sunday 12-5 We are a full service natural foods market featuring: Local, organic produce Organic meats Grocery items Organic Dairy and Frozen items Picnic and camping foods Gluten Free products …

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West Elks AVA

West Elks  American Viticultural Area encompasses the wine growing region of Delta County, CO.  Known for some of the highest altitude vineyards of North America, Delta County, CO, produces some of the best Colorado wines.  The high elevation, coupled with very low humidity and cool nights is the secret in retaining a higher degree of acidity as the grapes ripen.  The vineyards …