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Colorado Broccoli

Broccoli has been cultivated for 2,000 years and may have evolved from wild cabbage on the continent of Europe. Broccoli is a cool season vegetable crop that can yield over an extended period of time if properly grown and harvested. Like most fresh produce from the Brassicaceae family, broccoli florets […]

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Colorado Berries

Did you know? Commercial strawberries are picked, sorted, and packed in the field. They are cooled to 34°F and loaded onto refrigerated trucks. The average strawberry reaches the consumer within 24-36 hours of harvest! That’s berry fast! Considering their small size, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries pack an astonishing amount of […]

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Safe Food Facts for Community Gardens

by M. Bunning and M. Newby 1(01/2020) Quick Facts… Community gardens offer unique opportunities to enjoy the rewards of growing your own food. To ensure safety and quality, community gardeners should manage gardens and handle fresh produce properly. Following these practical tips can help you enjoy safe garden grown fruits and […]