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Food & Garden
2015 April
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
Get Your Seedlings Now
Seedling Tree Program: LAST CALL
to avoid the deadline
All Landowners are able to buy seedling trees
from CSU Extension.
The seedlings are sold in cooperation with the
Colorado State Forest Service.
We are currently taking orders for the seedling
trees; the deadline for ordering is April 15th
and the trees will be ready for local pick-up
the first week of May.
Bare root trees and shrubs, small potted and
regular and some extra large gallon potted
trees are offered in lots of 25 or 30 or 4, at a
nominal cost.
Over 40 different species are available, both
deciduous and conifers.
Contact Ginny Price at CSU Extension at
970.249.3935 or email Ginny at:
gprice@montrosecounty.net
Ingredients:
2 Honeycrisp Apples, shredded
2 Bananas, peeled and rough
chopped
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Almond Meal Flour
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Paste
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
Directions:
Preheat cast iron skillet or griddle
on medium heat for 10 minutes. In
a medium-sized stainless steel bowl
add the rough chopped bananas and
mash until about half mashed and
half chunks. Wash apples then shred
and add to the banana mixture. Add
eggs, almond flour, cinnamon, vanilla
paste and brown sugar. Mix well and al-
low to sit so the flour can absorb some of
the moisture and make a thicker batter.
Lightly spray skillet or griddle with cook-
ing spray. Keep heat on medium and use
about 1/2 cup of batter to make each
pancake. Cook on the first side until fully
set, about 5-7 minutes, and then flip and
cook the other side until done. Serve with
honey and yogurt on top.
For a complete list of recipes visit:
www.coloradoagriculture.com
What do you call an egg from
outer space?
An unidentified flying omelet!
2015 Community Garden Applications Available
Montrose: The City is committed to promoting quality of
life, in part by providing outdoor living and recreational
opportunities.
In 2014, the City of Montrose Public Works Department,
LiveWell Montrose Olathe, and the Valley Food Partner-
ship collaborated to construct the Niagara Community
Garden on East Niagara Road.
Feedback from the Garden¡¯s 2014 season was over-
whelmingly positive, evidenced by the short amount of
time needed to fill all of the available plots.
Applications are now available for community members
who wish to take part in the 2015 Niagara Community
Garden. Plots are available on a first-come-first-served
basis. Applications may be picked up at City Hall (433 S
First St) between the hours of 7a-6p, Monday through
Thursday, and are also available online at: www.Cityof-
Montrose.org/CommunityGarden
Contact Valley Food Partnership and LiveWell Montrose
Olathe 970.249.0705 to hear about other gardens in our
community and opportunities to volunteer. Citizens who
are interested in constructing gardens in other parts of
Montrose are encouraged to contact City staff.
For more information about the Niagara Community
Garden contact City of Montrose Parks and Special Proj-
ects Superintendent John Malloy at 970.240.1411, or
Deputy City Clerk Carolyn Bellavance at 970.240.1420,
or visit: www.CityofMontrose.org/CommunityGarden
Let¡¯s Grow Together
Eggs Pack Nutritional Punch
in Small Package
Each month, the Colorado Department of
Agriculture features a different commodity to
highlight the variety and quality of products
grown, raised or processed in the state. This
month showcases eggs in the Banana Apple
Paleo Pancakes recipe.
Available Now...Eggs
The incredible edible egg packs a lot of nu-
trition in a small package. One egg has 13
essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality
protein and antioxidants, all for just 70 calo-
ries.
In Colorado, 4.2 million hens lay more than
one billion eggs each year. Fun Fact: The
surface of an egg shell has more than 10,000
pores.
Look for Colorado eggs at your local grocery
store or on the menu at restaurants across the
state.
Banana Apple Paleo Pancakes from Chef
Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Doug-
las County School District and 5280 Culinary,
LLC:
Eggs Please
¡°Eating is not merely a
material pleasure. Eating
well gives a spectacular joy
to life and contributes
immensely to goodwill and
happy companionship. It is
of great importance to the
morale.¡± - Elsa Schiaparelli