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Food & Garden
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
2012 September
agricultural
10a-4p, 50% Off Coca-Cola Adventure Zone
exports have
Activities
further growth
2-3p, Cruiser Bike Competition
opportunities
2:30-3:30p, Mile Markers, FREE concert
as we work
2-5p, I Love Beef Cook-Off & Tasting, Featuring
to open and
Local Chefs and Colorado Beef
expand global
2-6p, OktoberWest Festival, Gondola Transit Cen-
markets."
ter, Mt. Werner Circle
Colorado
2-6p, Beer Garden Open, Free Beer Samples
agricultural
(some of the best brews in the Rockies)
exports in
2-6p, Ranch Roundup Games for the kids
the first six
4-5:30p, Wheeler Brothers FREE concert
months of
5:30p, Announcement of I Love Beef Cook-Off
2012 increased
Winners
by $194.2
Sunday, Sept 23, Steamboat Ski Area:
million or 38
9:30a-4p, Gondola open
percent since
10a-4p, Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Activities
the first six
10:45a-4p, $5 Bloody Mary Bar, Oasis Sundeck,
months of 2010.
top of the Gondola
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 17.9
Oktoberwest Festival Admission is FREE. I Love
percent of Colorado's total exports.
Beef Cook-Off: Available for $15 the day of the
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 19.8
event. Beer Garden Tickets: $25 in advance, $30
percent of Colorado's total exports to Canada.
at the door. Includes beer stein and tastings. Beer
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 35.7
Garden & Beef Combo: $35 in advance, $40 at the
Beef Lovers Cookoff Included
percent of Colorado's total exports to Mexico.
door. Includes beer stein and beer/beef tastings.
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 18.9
Dogs are not allowed at the event site. For more
4th Annual Steamboat OktoberWest, Sept 21-23
percent of Colorado's total exports to China.
information call 970.879.0880.
Fun, food, fall colors, friends, family, festivities, and
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 46
(source: www.steamboat-chamber.com)
beer! Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Ok-
percent of Colorado's total exports to Japan.
Ag Exports Continue Growth
toberfest with music, food, beer, games and activi-
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 45.9
ties for kids and adults, chef competition and much
Colorado's agricultural exports increased by
percent of Colorado's total exports to Korea.
more. We're taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it
$107.1 million or 18 percent to $710.1 million
Colorado's agricultural exports accounted for 66
with Steamboat's western brand. No German beer
in the first six months of 2012 over 2011, led by
percent of Colorado's total exports to Russia.
here, just good ol' Colorado Rocky Mountain beer,
export increases in meats, dairy, wheat and dry
International marketing specialists are available
food and festivities.
beans.
to assist in beginning and expanding Colorado's
The event will kickoff Friday night with the Pedal-
"Colorado agriculture is the fabric of this state,
export markets. Assistance includes training for
ing Posse Parade in Steamboat Springs' historic
with quality locally grown products sold from
export operations, assessment of market options,
downtown leading patrons to their favorite restau-
our local farmers markets to markets abroad, rich
international finance and accessing USDA funding
rants for the Suds & Grub event with beer tastings
with opportunity," said Colorado Agricultural
support for exporters. For more information visit
and food specials.
Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar. "We
www.coloradoagriculture.com, call (303) 239-4118
Saturday is packed with entertainment for every-
are enthused about the continued growth of
or e-mail Tim.Larsen@ag.state.co.us.
one in the family. Admission to the event is FREE.
Colorado's agricultural exports to international
Colorado's agricultural export statistics are from the
Embrace the true OktoberWest spirit with the I Love
markets which contribute to Colorado's economic
U.S. Census export data, utilizing the Global Trade
Beef Cook-Off. Vote on your favorite Steamboat
vitality."
Information Services database which publishes
restaurant and sample the best of Colorado beef.
Colorado's agricultural export increases were led
monthly official government trade statistics.
Burgess Creek is flowing and the festivities will
by Colorado's leading agricultural commodities.
(source: www.colorado.gov/ag)
surround the new promenade. The kids will have
Meat exports increased by $79 million or 22 per-
fun trying their hand at roping with the Ranch
cent.
Roundup Games, or playing at the Gondola Ad-
Dairy exports increased by $14 million or 44
venture Zone. Enjoy a refreshing beer during the
percent, more than doubling dairy exports since
free concerts, featuring Wheeler Brothers, and Mile
2010.
Markers.
Vegetable (predominately dry edible beans) ex-
Schedule of Events:
ports increased nearly $10 million or 188 percent.
Friday, September 21, Downtown Steamboat Spgs:
Wheat exports increased by $2 million, with
5:30p, Pedaling Posse Parade, Cruiser bikes lead
growth primarily in the Mexican market.
from Little Toots Park(12th &Yampa St) through his-
Colorado's top export markets continue to lead in
toric downtown for the Suds & Grub event. 6p, Suds
agricultural exports.
& Grub, Beer Tastings and Food Specials! Get your
Exports to Canada increased 11 percent by $19
beer tasting tokens at Little Toots Park or Howelsen
million to $191.9 million.
Place to be used at participating restaurants.
Exports to Mexico increased 16 percent by $21
Saturday, Sept 22, Steamboat Ski Area:
million to $149 million.
Mountain Harvest Fest... Yum!
10a-4p, Gondola open, Buy a Saturday Gondola
Exports to Japan increased 48 percent by $32 mil-
pass and it is good for the entire weekend.
lion to $99.6 million.
The 12th Annual Mountain Harvest Festival is
Exports to China
happening this September 27-30th in Paonia. This
increased 18 percent
free festival is a community celebration showcasing
by $9.8 million to $63
the abundance of agriculture, art, music and life in
million.
the North Fork Valley, the "Heart of the Western
Exports to Korea in-
Slope".
creased 6 percent by $3
This valley is blessed with many organic and
million to $56.9 million.
traditional farms, which provide everything from
Exports to Russia
meats, cheeses, dairy, breads, vegetables, flowers,
increased 83 percent
lavender, wines, beer and more.
by $13 million to $28.7
Activities include: The Grape Stomp, Chili Cook-
million.
off, Pie Contest, Farm/Wine/Gallery/Bicycle Tours,
"Agricultural exports
Art vendors, Farmer's Market, Kid's activities and
are often a major share
more! As always, there is a lot of continual live
of Colorado's total ex-
music, both in Town Park and especially during
ports to our key inter-
the special Saturday night "Harvest of Music"
national markets," said
concerts!
Salazar. "It is important
Tickets for the Saturday night concerts include one
that we continue to ad-
ticket price for four venues & 16-bands.
vocate for further access
Come share in the experience and find out all that
in global markets for
the beautiful North Fork Valley has to offer! Please
our agricultural prod-
visit: www.mountainharvestfestival.org for more
ucts. Colorado's
information.