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I am looking to switch to as much locally produced Items as possible, i have an amazing goat cheese lined up, and a line on some melons, but thats about it. I am new to this so if anyone could give me any tips or knows of any where, oh btw I am in the boulder CO area, I am new to the area which makes it even harder. Any tips or leads would be greatly appreciated.
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Check with your county extension office. In my area there is an association for local growers. If there are any food co-ops in your area, check with them. Outside of that, the only other suggestion I would have would be to place an ad in the paper. If you are running some type of restaurant, make sure you check with your local health department. State laws vary but are normally very strict on meat and dairy products. Usually they're lax about produce. You can grow it yourself if you want. Good luck.
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Also check out the farmers' markets in your area. FMs can often be your best contacts because

1. You can develop a feel for the farmer's growing philosophy.
2. Determine who might work out best on a contract growing deal.
3. Find out the sorts of things that grow best in your area.
4. Purchase locally grown, in-season produce.
5. Establish contacts with purveyors of locally raised meat and poultry.
They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
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KYH is certainly on the right track. Along those lines check out Edible Publications

While I don't see a publication specifically for Boulder, there is one for Aspen, and you may be able to get some leads from the Aspen publication. The "Edible" publications here in the San Francisco area are filled with good information and sources for produce and meat, shopping tips, articles about small, local farms and producers, and so on.

It looks like there will be a publication in the Boulder area soon, if not already.

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Farmers markets are your friend

Not only to find fresh food, but also to find the growers.
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