Hobbs Family Farm's Dan Hobbs
has long been a familiar face on the area's agriculture front.
The purveyor of organic seeds
and early CSA participant
explained his view of a "local food system
" for the Indy
in 2009, and he remains a key member of the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers
More recently, Hobbs and his AVOG cohorts established the Excelsior Food Hub
in a former school district building outside Pueblo.
High Country News
wrote a piece here
in April on the venture, and former Indy
editor Kirk Woundy
just contributed this feature
“The idea,” Hobbs told Woundy, “was to build infrastructure in the rural area, close to the farms, where we could aggregate, distribute, market together — do together what we couldn’t do alone.”
Give the rest of the piece a read to gain a new appreciation for that produce you pick up at the Colorado Farm & Art Market
Courtesy Dan Hobbs
First generation Avondale farmer Dan Hobbs talks about the 'tightly knit' agriculture community, which makes a project like Excelsior possible.