If there’s one thing the United States isn’t known for, it’s eating well. We’ve got a heck of a reputation for junk food out there.
For some people, it’s because there are six-packs of tiny powdered donuts in the vending machine down the hall (damn you) and they have a problem/are weak-willed*. For others, it’s simply because they can’t afford to eat fresh vegetables day in and day out.
Community Food Share, Sister Carmen Center and others in our community want to help with that second reason so, for one, they’ve set up a plot they call Earth’s Table, where veggies are grown for those in need. Read more
While Boulder’s market is bounded by streets and buildings on all sides (which limits how much bigger the place can grow), the Longmont market is getting ready to expand its size by nearly 30 percent.
The market, which is set up on Saturdays from May through October, now maxes out with about 80 vendors. Last week, the Boulder County commissioners announced plans to throw down $150,000 to add 24 new stalls, along with trees, benches and a shady pavilion (for those hot summer days).
“It turns out that the Longmont Farmers Market is growing by leaps and bounds every year, and they’ve run out of space,” Commissioner Ben Pearlman said at a county budget work session. “That’s a great thing to have happening in Longmont. Read more