Choose Colorado this Holiday Season
DENVER, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you still sending the same fruitcake to your in-laws, co-workers and friends every holiday? This year, give them a gift they'll really enjoy. Colorado Proud, a program created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to encourage consumers to support Colorado food and agricultural businesses, has you covered with unique holiday gifts that will make a far better impression than the traveling fruitcake.
With more than 1,800 members, including farmers, orchards, breweries, retail and more, Colorado Proud declares there is no better time than the present to tap into our state's bounty. Whether you're looking to give a traditional gift like Colorado-grown poinsettias or something unique like beetle kill art crafted from lodge pole pines, there is a local business to support.
"When people think about Colorado Proud, they tend to think about produce throughout the summer and fall," said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "The fact is, there are tons of businesses with novel, delicious and affordable gifts, all produced within the state."
There are benefits to buying from smaller, lesser-known Colorado businesses. Locally grown, harvested and processed goods tend to be fresher, are delivered directly to the retailers, and have less distance to travel. And buying Colorado-grown products helps maintain jobs and has a positive impact on Colorado's economy.
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