Markets & Events

CHILE OUT: Iconic garden center turns up the heat

CHILE OUT: Iconic garden center turns up the heat

“We want to show customers what they can do with the chilies they have purchased and what we do with them.”

GLOBALFEST 2014: Around  the world  in one  party

GLOBALFEST 2014: Around the world in one party

“Events like Global Fest are coming from our own citizens,” Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said. “They’re saying that this is what makes sense for this community called Aurora, and as a city we’re just helping to facilitate that.”

'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Currently, wheat must be labeled on food packages but barley and rye are often hidden ingredients.

We're all ears as native corn fills farm stands

We’re all ears as native corn fills farm stands

The best way to cut kernels from an ear of corn — cooked or otherwise — is to stand each ear on its wide end on a cutting board.

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

“Baby carrots” that you buy in the supermarket, incidentally, are not actually babies, but are full-size carrots cut into smaller pieces.

Storms ruin 25 percent of Rocky Fort cantaloupes 

COLORADO SPRINGS | Melon lovers waiting for Rocky Ford cantaloupes won’t have the abundant harvest this year. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jH0c4a ) that storms have claimed a fourth of this year’s cantaloupe crop. That’s according to the Rocky Ford Growers Association. Third-generation farmer …

High, y'all: Marijuana contests join Denver county fair

High, y’all: Marijuana contests join Denver county fair

There won’t actually be any marijuana at the fairgrounds. The judging will be done off-site, with photos showing the winning entries. And a live joint-rolling contest will be done with oregano, not pot. But county fair organizers say the marijuana categories will add a fun twist on Denver’s already-quirky county fair, which includes a drag queen pageant and a contest for dioramas made with Peeps candies

Third Ocean Pacific Center in metro area set to rehab dilapidated strip mall at Peoria and Mississippi

Third Ocean Pacific Center in metro area set to rehab dilapidated strip mall at Peoria and Mississippi

Trong Lam, the company’s owner and founder, said that in addition to the Asian grocery store and market, the new Aurora location will include 16 other retail spaces that he will rent to other business.

East meats for the West

East meats for the West

As the most racially diverse city in the Denver metro region, Aurora has much to offer when it comes to Eastern European fare.

Jim Cullum, Summit Jazz Festival

Jim Cullum, Summit Jazz Festival

Jim Cullum has no intention of retiring. The trumpeter, cornet player and leader of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band has been playing his brand of classic, pre-World War II jazz professionally since the 1960s. His accomplishments include world tours, a …