Food & Nutrition

Durango Farmers Market – Summer 2021
Apr20

Durango Farmers Market – Summer 2021

Did you know that the farmers market is opening soon? 2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Produce: Fresh and Delicious! Locally grown veggies seasonally available. Meats: Beef, Pork, Goat, Chicken and Turkey. All locally and lovingly raised. Cheeses: Artisan cheese in a variety of flavors. Eggs: Chicken, quail and duck Mushrooms: Cultivated and Wild-crafted by...

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Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast
Apr02

Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that’s not necessarily true, but if breakfast is a necessary start to your day, PHD Weight Loss Founder Ashley Lucas advises you to avoid cereal and cold milk, bagels, and other high carb foods to keep your energy going.

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7 Rivers Farmers Market
Nov13

7 Rivers Farmers Market

We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your...

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Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin
Oct15

Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin

cannadish.net Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin   Cannabis-infused masks are rapidly gaining popularity, along with other CBD products. It is estimated that the global CBD market reaches $2,177.99 million by 2023. Given the abundance of research on marijuana-related effects, it is not surprising that more and more people decide to try out these products and experience their benefits.  Benefits of Marijuana Face Masks...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Eat Local Month – Durango
Oct06

Eat Local Month – Durango

A monthlong celebration of Durango’s best local food! Put together by Local First in Durango. 2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our local restaurants and purveyors who are such a large part of what makes Durango special! Come celebrate the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live. New This Year Four weeks, each with its own theme and gourmet “take-home” dinner every Friday. Pick-up...

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Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More
Sep25

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpkin spice takes center stage, it’s not actually the pumpkin you’re after – it’s the cinnamon with other warm spices that make your chilly nights extra cozy. You may think of it as a flavor enhancer, but the health benefits of cinnamon are...

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Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight
Jul17

Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight

You exercise and exercise, but the weight still doesn’t come off the way you’d like. Find out why you have to attend to your nutrition first before exercise can have an impact.

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Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health
Jul03

Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health

Jolie Ensign, nutritionist with Habit, recommends that you keep a journal about the foods you eat, not to count calories, but to observe how foods make you feel mentally and physically.

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Durango Farmers Market Open
Jun11

Durango Farmers Market Open

Did you know that the farmers market is open for business in 2020? 2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! The Market will be funtioning as a “food chain supplier” or basically, a local out-door grocery store! We will not be focusing on the “community gathering place” environment we normally...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Benefits of CBG (Cannabigerol)
Apr24

Benefits of CBG (Cannabigerol)

About CBG Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant.  It was first discovered in 1964 as a component of hashish. It was later discovered in that CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) is the first cannabinoid formed in plants–cannabis’ first expression.  CBGA is then converted into other cannabinoids, primarily tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), leaving about 1%...

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Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine
Apr14

Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine

Each week for the last several years, we have highlighted a “lifestyle” aspect of life in La Plata County. This week, our focus is one of huge importance, especially in these times. Since 1985, locals have worked together to provide meals for those in need at The Manna Soup Kitchen. “The mission of Manna is to provide, in the spirit of faith and love, nourishing meals and supportive services in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong
Mar13

Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong

From Harvard Medical School: Your immune system is your body’s defense system. When a harmful invader — like a cold or flu virus, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — gets into your body, your immune system mounts an attack. Known as an immune response, this attack is a sequence of events that involves various cells and unfolds over time. Following general health guidelines is the best step you can take toward keeping your...

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7 Ways to Increase Dopamine, Focus, and Energy
Feb20

7 Ways to Increase Dopamine, Focus, and Energy

Photo credit: brainmd.com How to Increase Dopamine Naturally Do you feel like you don’t have enough energy to get through the day? Is it hard to finish things once you’ve started them? Are you easily distracted? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Have you lost your zest for life? If you answered yes to any of these, you may have a deficiency and need to increase dopamine levels. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is one of over one hundred...

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Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread
Nov10

Durango Man Creates Healthy Seed Spread

A Durango man who was looking for a healthy alternative to dairy products for his daily calcium intake couldn’t find what he wanted, so he created his own concoction out of four simple ingredients.

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Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew
Mar22

Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew Servings 6-8 Ingredients 2 lbs grass-fed bison cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 lb carrots chopped 4 stalks celery chopped 1 red onion chopped 1 large Japanese sweet potato chopped into 1-inch cubes 1 bunch organic kale torn into small pieces 2 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbls fresh rosemary 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 4 cups beef bone broth Servings: 6 Units: US Imperial Instructions Add all ingredients...

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High Altitude Baking TIP
Feb23

High Altitude Baking TIP

Even those who’ve lived in the Rocky Mountains for years need a reminder how to adjust a baking recipe for HIGH ALTITUDE. Adjustment for 5,000 feet and above: Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 0 to 2 tablespoons. Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons. Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.   Post courtesy of Jim Wotkyns Blog.  Read more...

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