Created In Colorado Newsletter,
Issue #12--November 2013

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This is your monthly CinCO Newsletter keeping you informed about exciting new producers, artists and local growers! 

It’s the month for being thankful.   About this time a couple of centuries ago our ancestors were planning a celebration of life, plenitude and the success of surviving one more year as pioneers in a new dangerous land. 

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving with rich foods, family and friends.   One trend I have observed over the past couple of days is my Facebook friends giving thanks each day for what they are gracious for.  Don’t you think that really embodies the meaning of Thanksgiving?   

So today I am giving you an opportunity to give thanks for local eats once again.  Just like the early pioneers did.  Below are some turkey and local eats suggestions that can both decrease your workload and enhance your thanksgiving spread. 

There are a few other hot topics created in Colorado I want to share with you as well, so after finding your turkey, read on.

Locally Raised Turkey

Here are some suggestions for local turkey farmers.  A fresh local turkey can be a powerful focal point to a special Thanksgiving meal.

Indian Ridge Farms

Black Canyon Foods

Colorado Sustainable Farms

Arriola Sunshine Farms

Blessed Creek Farm

We are awfully close to D-Day for Turkeys so, if these farms are out of stock then also check with local CSA's and farmers markets for fresh local turkeys.


Reduce your workload and order your fresh baked bread and baked desserts for Thanksgiving. The power of fresh baked bread and desserts is undeniable.  It makes or breaks a feast.  Find a local bakery in your area and get your order in early, you don’t want to miss out!

I know of one bakery that is planning delivery of their trademark slow risen wild yeast breads and treats the day before Thanksgiving, The Bin Bakery.  The Bin also bakes some tasty desserts such as the hand pies you see above.

Here Comes the Holidays ... start now

Got Lone Cone Art?

Have someone on your list that loves great artwork? I have a suggestion that is sure to please them, and it will cost you nothing!!!  Nothing? Well, not nothing, but next to nothing.  Please vote for your favorite Lone Cone artwork or photograph and you will be entered into a drawing to win your choice of one of four prints of the Lone Cone by local Colorado artists.  Visit www.created-in-colorado.com/lonecone.html and tell us your favorite.  You can also share your favorite photo or artwork on there as well!

Peace and Love

Reduce your Holiday gift load by beginning now and getting your gift orders placed and shipped before holiday crunch time begins.  I have one gift in mind that needs to be ordered by the 15th of November.  A Peace and Love ornament created by IM Silver.   This beautiful custom and inexpensive created in Colorado ornament is the perfect item to commemorate this year’s holiday season.  And one more thing, a portion of proceeds from each ornament sold goes to Hospice.


Perfectly Local Have a new baby in your life?  Maybe a new niece, nephew or grandchild?  We have the cutest, (we think so anyways) Created In Colorado onsies.  Perfect for a new baby, currently we have the size 3-6 month in stock.  They proudly announce that the child wearing them was handcrafted, produced and locally grown in Colorado, with the words Perfectly Local on the rear (butt) of them. :)  Yes, I am smiling as I write this, are you?

Purchase them through our store, www.created-in-colorado.com/Store.html#clothing.

Thanks so  much for reading our newsletter today, I hope we jogged your gift giving list up a bit as well as livened up your Thanksgiving spread.  Take care and remember to be thankful each and every day. 

P.S. Keep your eye on your inbox because next month we will have two gift oriented newsletters coming your way with lots of ways to support your local communities and be a great giver!