Colorado Agritourism!

Agri-what?

My parents went to Italy a few years ago and came back gifting bottles of exquisite olive oil lotion from an Agritourism farm they visited.  At the time, no one in my neck of the woods had heard of the word.  Mom described it to me as a farm where you and your small group of tourist friends actively participate in making the meal from the crops that come from that farm, then partake in the meal together, AND, the farm owners make (and sell) the lotion out of their farm’s own olive oil.

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Now…Agritourism has come to Colorado!  Well, let me restate that.  Many of us have been giving on farm classes, providing opportunities for farm stays and making artisan products from our farm’s produce for years, but the word Agritourism recently came en vogue and Colorado is doing extreme advertising world-wide to attract agritourists to our state!

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And, I’m honored to be a part of it.  Last week, I shipped an order of 50 bars of lavender and lavender oatmeal goat milk soap to Denver to be included in media bags to be sent to New York City.  In two weeks, I’ll ship another 80, this time, lavender and lemongrass.

Let’s go farmers!  On our rural and urban farms, we can all contribute to the growth of and benefit from Colorado’s Agritourism industry!!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

 

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About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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4 Responses to Colorado Agritourism!

  1. Well done!!! That is so cool… your product in NY!!

  2. Patty Cameron says:

    Agritourism is a great concept. Glad Colorado and my daughter, the goat cheese lady can benefit!

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