Telluride Farmer’s Market Friday, June 12, 11 a.m.

Telluride Farmer’s Market Friday, June 12, 11 a.m.

[Click the Play button to hear interview with Tony Daranyi]

IMG_2756 The annual Telluride Farmers’ Market is part of the change we can stomach.

Now in its seventh year, the Telluride Farmers’ Market  features over 60 vendors, coming from a 100-mile radius to bring fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, fish, and crafts to town every Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., June – October.

Over Memorial weekend, Telluride Mountainfilm hosted a symposium on food, and  screened the film “Food, Inc.” The eat-your-brocolli message became clear: food does not come from shelves. Most of what Americans eat is supplied by agro-businesses that are no longer sustainable, but are government subsidized nevertheless. Small farms are not subsidized, but they are way more productive, netting, on average, $1,400 per acre versus $39 per acre for a farm of about 1,400 acres. Because they are so much less productive, larger farms need to pump their numbers through cost-cutting measures that translate into abuse for farm animals and mass distribution that abuses our environment.

This weekend, when calculating the cost of a piece of fruit, think about the real cost of a that pear traveling 1,500 miles to your table.

To learn more, press the “play” button and listen to the podcast featuring Tony Daranyi of Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery and president of the board of the Telluride Farmers’ Market.

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