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Tour de Farms a tour de force

The Tour De Farms, hosted by Mount Sopris Conservation District, was held on Saturday, Aug. 13. We toured three local agricultural producers: Open Heart Ranch, Carla and Warren Roberts; Peach Valley CSA Farm, Ken and Gail Kuhns; and Butch and Sharon Blanco’s small acreage vineyard.

Participants learned about local food production while enjoying a 21-mile bike ride. We ended at Black Dog Saloon and shared a meal from locally grown beef and vegetables. Mount Sopris Conservation District offers many educational opportunities throughout the year for people of all ages.

The district would like to thank the following sponsors of the Tour De Farms: Black Dog Saloon, Colorado State University Extension — Jeff Pieper, Natural Resources Conservation Service — Derrick Wyle, LiveWell Garfield County, Mr. T’s, town of New Castle, Road Runner Bike Repair, Vicki Lee Green Realtors, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts and Garfield County Road and Bridge.

Because of the generous donations of vegetables from Peach Valley CSA —Ken and Gail Kuhns, and grants from LiveWell Garfield County, town of New Castle and Mount Sopris Conservation District, we will be able to contribute $670 to ACCESS Roaring Fork.

Mount Sopris Conservation District

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