agriculture http://kvnf.org en Cherries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In The North Fork http://kvnf.org/post/cherries-are-ripe-pickin-north-fork <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The summer fruit harvest season has started in western Colorado.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Cherries are usually the first fruit ready for picking in the North Fork Valley.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:29:36 +0000 Laura Palmisano 27888 at http://kvnf.org Cherries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In The North Fork Local Motion: Carol Parker with the Valley Food Partnership http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-carol-parker-valley-food-partnership <p></p><p>The 2nd Annual <a href="http://www.foodfarmforum.org/">Western Slope Colorado Food &amp; Farm Forum</a> is coming up on Saturday, January 11th at the Montrose Pavilion. The conference brings together farmers, ranchers and others in the ag industry for conversations about sustainability, food production and marketing.&nbsp;</p><p>For some details about the conference and this year's main theme of "Making Every Drop Count," we spoke to Carol Parker, President of the <a href="http://valleyfoodpartnership.org/">Valley Food Partnership</a> based in Montrose.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:53:04 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20522 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Carol Parker with the Valley Food Partnership Forget The Golf Course, Developers Use Farming To Sell Suburban Homes http://kvnf.org/post/forget-golf-course-developers-use-farming-sell-suburban-homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, housing developments in the suburbs have come complete with golf courses, tennis courts, strip malls and swimming pools. But make way for the new subdivision amenity: the specialty farm.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement. Farms, complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees, are serving as a way to entice potential buyers to settle in a new subdivision.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 19748 at http://kvnf.org Forget The Golf Course, Developers Use Farming To Sell Suburban Homes KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-december-11-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>BLM Finds Temp Location for Gunnison Office after Fire</li><li>Experts Examine Cost of Natural Disasters</li><li>Forget the Golf Course, Developers Use Farming to Sell Suburban Homes</li><li>Grand Junction Airport Authority Members Looking into Fraud Allegations Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19747 at http://kvnf.org A Trip to the Trading Post Kitchen http://kvnf.org/post/trip-trading-post-kitchen <p>The holidays are officially here, and while Thanksgiving may have come and gone, there’s still plenty of festivities to be had in the coming months.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And of course, what would the season be without food, and lots of it?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To get you into the holiday spirit and prepared for long, laborious hours in the kitchen, we took a visit to a cooking class hosted by <strong>Chris Bailey</strong> at the <a href="http://paoniatradingpost.com/">Old River Road Trading Post</a> in Paonia.</span></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:45:10 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19204 at http://kvnf.org A Trip to the Trading Post Kitchen Proposed Merger would create Flour Milling Goliath http://kvnf.org/post/proposed-merger-would-create-flour-milling-goliath <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Fall is planting time for wheat across the Great Plains and this year’s crop went into the ground while big changes were underway in the wheat market. Some of the biggest players in the flour milling industry are joining forces to make the country’s largest miller even larger.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:48:23 +0000 Luke Runyon 19105 at http://kvnf.org Proposed Merger would create Flour Milling Goliath KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, October 18, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-october-18-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Heather Jensen Will Stand Trial in Grand Junction</li><li>Water Conflicts Escalating between Agriculture and Growing Colorado Cities</li><li>Aspen Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gears Up for Retail Sales</li><li>Colorado Oil and Gas Association Donates Over $604,000 to Pro-Fracking Campaigns</li><li>KVNF Sports Report Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:58:43 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17410 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-buy-and-dry <p>Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Maeve Conran 17365 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" Edible Forests: The Next Step in the Local Food Movement? http://kvnf.org/post/edible-forests-next-step-local-food-movement <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Community gardens dole out small plots of land and encourage people with limited access to fresh produce to grow their own. Now, there&rsquo;s a new twist on that model springing up across the country: edible food forests.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:23:08 +0000 Luke Runyon 17359 at http://kvnf.org Edible Forests: The Next Step in the Local Food Movement? KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, October 17, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-thursday-october-17-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Turning a Public Park into an Edible Forest Free-for-All</li><li>School Board Members and Candidates Sound Off on Amendment 66</li><li>US Marshals Looking for Telluride Man Suspected of Attempted Murder</li><li>"It's Crap!" - North Fork Valley Residents on the Government Shutdown</li><li><em>Around the World in 3 Minutes -&nbsp;</em>Commentary from North Fork Valley Vision School Student&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:04:53 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17356 at http://kvnf.org