Edible Traditions

Last Updated December 06, 2016
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From Bavaria to Bonnies

Aspen’s Iconic On-Mountain Restaurant Mention “apple strudel” and “Aspen Mountain” in the same sentence, and anyone familiar with the town...

Growing the Community Garden

Ed Compton helped to establish the Aspen Community Garden in 1978
Standing up for a spot in the Aspen Community Garden.

Edible Traditions: Fresh Baked

Aspen’s City Bakery and a specialty fruit and cigar store, pictured here in 1890
Fresh-baked bread is a treat, but one that wasn’t hard to come by during Aspen’s mining era. After settlers arrived in the Roaring Fork...

Be Bear Aware

1912 Fourth of July pie-eating contest
“Don’t feed the bears” might be the most appropriate caption for this photo. But in 1912 Aspenites had a slightly different relationship...

Make It a Sweet Pea Summer

Ashton H. Potter and Sweet Pea hedge
Sweet peas may not live up to their mouthwatering name—they’re not peas, after all, and they’re not even edible—but the plant still has...

Targeting Turkeys

Turkeys and Chickens in the Yard
Roaring Fork Valley Residents Depended on Poultry for Winter Meals Being a turkey anywhere during the Thanksgiving season is a tough gig,...
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