Healthy Eating Success with Colorado Produce

Colorado fruits and vegetables are tops in the nation.   You can buy them directly from farmers markets, produce stands, and you pick farms.   Community Supported Agriculture is another great way to have ongoing harvest picked just for you.   And you can buy Colorado produce from your local grocery store.   Some restaurants feature Colorado produce.  Ask if produce was grown in Colorado and look for the Colorado Proud label showing the produce is from our great state.   Get familiar with the Colorado produce calendar so you know when to look for the best in Colorado fruits and vegetables. 

For success choosing, handling, storing, preparing, cooking and preserving Colorado fruits and vegetables, please click on crop specific info below:

Crop                                          Factsheets on seasonality, selection, handling,
storage, preparing, cooking, preservation, nutrition and more                                 
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 Apples –
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 Colorado Apples | Several recipes on Colorado Apples
 Peaches –
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 Colorado Peaches
 Pears –
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 Pears | Pear Recipes
 Melons –
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 Colorado Canteloupe
 Tomatoes –
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 Colorado Tomatoes
 Peppers –
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 Colorado Peppers 
 Broccoli –
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Colorado Broccoli 
 Spinach –
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 Colorado Spinach
 Squash –
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 Colorado Squash Discover Winter Squash | Pick the Right Pumpkin

Cooking Fall Pumpkins:  Microwave/Oven and Steam 

 Carrots –
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 Colorado Carrots
 Potatoes – mp3 radio ad  Colorado Potatoes
 Onions – mp3 radio ad  Colorado Onions
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 Look for the Colorado Proud logo to know fruits and vegetables
are from Colorado

Which fruits and vegetables are most nutrient dense?   Read what the Centers for Disease Control report from their study.   The results might surprise you…

For additional information for handling, storing, preparing, cooking and preserving Colorado fruits and vegetables, please visit the CFVGA Nutrition and Health page