Every January, a resolution-driven population commits to improving their eating habits, thinking harder about food choices that are nutritiously and economically sustainable. Thanks to Colorado farmers, ranchers and producers, local-food options make it easier than ever to stick to this resolution, adding extra value to our lives well beyond the New Year timeframe.
“After the holidays, we resolve to eat ‘right,’ choose foods that are good for us, and grocery shop with purpose and intention. Buying local helps us combine and embrace these choices, nurturing ourselves as much as the Colorado farmers and ranchers who produce the spinach, squash, cucumber, beef and everything else we are craving this this time of year,” said Danielle Trotta, Colorado Proud program manager. “Every time we choose local food, produce and products, we are simultaneously boosting Colorado’s economy and heritage – with agriculture as one of the biggest economic drivers in the state. That’s good news for everyone.”
Here are eight ideas for how every Coloradan can nourish our farmers, ranchers, and food businesses, while buying and eating local food – and sticking to our resolutions: More