For the latest update on the bill in the Senate Agricultural Committee regarding the fight for a national GMO food labeling law, here is a link to one of many articles on the subject. The short story is: as with all national bills there is much debate and even more compromise. If you are passionate about this issue, make sure you let your elected representatives know where you stand!
If you love going to Farmer's Markets in between your Coop deliveries, there is about to be a new one in town! If you are producer looking for additional avenues for sale or a customer in the Aurora area, check out this message:
My name is Melissa Sotelo, Council Aide to Councilwoman Gilmore. The community of Green Valley Ranch are excited to be starting a farmers market for our far northeast Denver neighborhood. We’re located near I-70 & Tower Rd. The farmers market will be open weekly beginning on July 13th (Wednesdays) from 5pm – 7pm. There is no charge for the farmers to sell their local/fresh produce at this market. The market will be held outside at our community recreation center – which has a wide open concrete patio/walkway.
Would you be interested in selling your produce at our farmers market?
We’re currently scheduling farmers for the first 4 weeks (please indicate if we can count on them for 1 or more of the first 4 farmer market events).
Set up will begin at 4pm to allow plenty of time for set up before the event at 5pm. Tear down will begin around 7pm. However, if you still have produce left and folks are still shopping, you’re welcome to keep selling beyond 7pm.
We’re expecting at least a couple of hundred people to visit our farmers market. We’ve already begun promoting the event through online social media and would love to add your name to the list of vendors.
Let me know if you have,
Melissa Sotelo | Council Aide District 11 –Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore