Colorado’s Department of Agriculture (CDA) promotes locally-grown agricultural products through its Colorado Proud campaign. Buying products that come from Colorado’s own farms and ranches helps our state’s economy. Every month, the CDA features one product grown in Colorado along with a scrumptious recipe. (This month it’s pears – yum.) You can find this and all of the past Colorado Proud recipes collection on the Colorado Proud webpage, classified by recipe type (appetizers, desserts, etc.). Best of all, the recipes are submitted by some of Colorado’s top chefs and restaurants. Finally, if you’re not much of a cook yourself, but still want to enjoy Colorado-grown foods, check out Taste Colorado, the Colorado Proud restaurant guide.