For the Love of a Loofah

By Patricia Fox Who doesn’t love the gentle exfoliating powers of a loofah bath sponge? Loofah is a naturally sourced, eco-friendly, renewable scrubber that is also compostable! But what is a loofah, anyway? I admit, I have contemplated the strange structure of my...

5 Sustainable Practices in Farming

Photo: New Farmer Academy Intern Maddie Baker helping with a farm project at Oxbow Orchard If there’s any industry under the scrupulous watch of sustainability activists, it’s the farming industry. Not only is the industry an essential component of our daily lives,...

Local Food: A Chef’s Perspective

As I write this blog post, I happen to be in Avon, Colorado, celebrating the July 4th holiday. I have already visited two local farmers markets…one in Minturn, Colorado and the other in Edwards, Colorado. This area has multiple farmers markets each week and it is one...

Ways Farm-Fresh Produce Can Promote Optimal Health

Everybody knows that a healthy body requires plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. What’s less obvious is which fruits and vegetables support the different systems in your body. How can produce best be consumed for the optimal health of your body’s functions?...

Tips for Teaching Kids about Farm Fresh Foods

As adults, we are conscious of the importance of choosing fresh, nutritious foods. But kids today are frequently bombarded with ads for foods loaded with sugar, chemicals, and unhealthy fats. However, when children understand where food comes from, they can develop...

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