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Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Joins Colorado Proud Celebration, Urges Consumers to Buy Local

For Immediate Release: Aug. 4, 2016

Contacts:           Marilyn Wentz 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org


Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Joins Colorado Proud Celebration, Urges Consumers to Buy Local

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is pleased to join the celebration of August as Colorado Proud month and is calling on Coloradoans to buy local, fresh fruits and vegetables. CFVGA Board of Directors member Adrian Card, Colorado State University Extension, Boulder County, represented CFVGA Aug. 1 at Colorado Day held at History Colorado in Denver. The event served as the Colorado Proud kick off.

“We are excited to be able to work with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and other Colorado farmers and ranchers to promote the wholesome food we raise,” said Card.  “We urge Coloradoans to eat local and eat fresh and “add color” to their plates with Colorado’s wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Now through fall is prime time to find an abundance of Colorado grown produce at grocery stores and farmers markets.”

For a directory of Colorado produce growers, as well as to find recipes, nutrition information and a crop calendar showing seasonal availability of Colorado produce, visit: https://coloradoproduce.org/

CFVGA urges Coloradoans to look for Colorado Proud activities scheduled throughout the state in the month of August.  For details on events, see: http://choosecoloradoblog.com/follow-your-fruits-veggies-journey/

The CFVGA is comprised of more than 200 members, including growers of all sizes and types of production throughout the state, as well as representatives of allied industries. The Colorado fruit and vegetable growing sector contributes nearly $300 million to Colorado at the farm gate and is multiplied as it goes through the distribution chain. Over 60,000 Colorado acres are in fruit and vegetable production. For more on the CFVGA, visit https://coloradoproduce.org

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