09-27-16 CDA: Fall Family Fun on the Farm

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Fall Family Fun on the Farm

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Plump orange gourds shine in fields across Colorado and are ripe for the picking.  Fall brings a variety of family-friendly activities on farms and ranches. To help people experience agriculture in the state, the Colorado Department of Agriculture lists a variety of fall activities online at www.coloradoagritourism.com.
“This is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Whether you are looking to find that perfect pumpkin or get lost in a corn maze, we have the resources you need.”
Online resources include a list featuring corn mazes across the state as well as harvest festivals and pumpkin patches. The site also lists farmers’ markets, bird watching trails, wineries, breweries, agricultural festivals, ranch vacations and more.
Pumpkin Picking Tips: When selecting your pumpkin, choose a gourd that is heavy for its size, clean, well-shaped with no cracks in the rind and avoid those with soft spots or decay. More than just a beautiful decoration, pumpkins are nutritious. They are fat free, sodium free, a good source of Vitamin C and an excellent source of Vitamin A.
For more information, visit www.coloradoagritourism.com or call (303) 869-9175.