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2014 Summer Music Series at the BEACH – JULY

by July 3, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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  The South Main Arts & Parks Trust is proud to host another year of free live music at The BEACH! Each year the bands get better and the crowds get bigger. This year’s line-up is composed of red hot talent from the swamps of South Carolina to the mountains of Leadville, CO. The events [...] Read more »

The Piñon Pine Nut: A Local Delicacy

by September 21, 2012 » Add more comments.
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As if you needed another excuse to get outside during fall color season, here’s it is- Pine Nuts! If you have ever visited Buena Vista and South Main, you’ve seen Piñon Pine- lots of Piñon Pine. From South Main, we have a clear view of a huge stand of piñons which blankets the contours of [...] Read more »

Katie’s Backyard Chickens

by November 30, 2011 » Add more comments.
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If you know my wife Katie, then you’re probably aware that she brings a certain energy and initiative to life… in other words, she’s a real “go-getter.” This was on full display when she 1) had 3 chicks living in the guest shower within 2 days of making up her mind that we should get [...] Read more »

Bales of Fun at the Pumpkin Patch Festival

by October 22, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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It’s hard to fully appreciate how cool the Pumpkin Patch festival is until you have a 2 year old. Held just west of Buena Vista at the home of Weathervane Farm, Colorado Grown and Cottonwood Creek Dairy, Pumpkin Patch is chock full of activities that kids can’t get enough of. Hay rides to pick out [...] Read more »

Eddyline Brewery Opens New Location & Releases 1st Cans

by October 2, 2011 » Add more comments.
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After opening their popular first location in South Main in the spring of 2009, Eddyline recently opened a new location on Linderman Avenue which houses their brewing operation, new canning line, and also includes a beautifully-designed taproom. Last week the good folks at Eddyline got their canning line operational and released their first cans of [...] Read more »

Local Eats, Beer and Cheer at Brewmaster’s Feast (+ a Bonus Eddyline Beer Guide)

by November 18, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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Last night’s Autumn Brewmaster’s Feast at Eddyline Brewpub was a real treat! 5 courses of totally delicious, totally local food, each with its own beer pairing. Better yet was the presence of several of the dinner’s local food supplier’s at the feast. Dave and Kerry Nelson of Ploughboy Local Market sourced much of the dinner, [...] Read more »

Meet Eddyline’s New Brewmaster Scott Kimball

by November 14, 2010 » Add more comments.
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Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery is giving the beer connoisseurs (or at least enthusiasts) among us plenty to be excited about these days. As part of their plan to expand their brewing operation to include a new cannery in BV, Eddyline hired this summer a down-to-earth, 26-year-old brewmaster by the name of Scott Kimball. This Wednesday, [...] Read more »

Our Family Bike Ride to the Buena Vista Farmer’s Market

by October 1, 2010 » Add more comments.
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We love eating local food, and we love that every year we have more sources for delicious, local and organic food in Buena Vista. Aside from the root vegetables, greens, strawberries, peas, onions, tomatoes, peppers, squash and more that we harvest from our urban vegetable garden, we get our food through Weathervane Farm’s community supported [...] Read more »

The Lone Chanterelle or How to Get Skunked Mushroom Foraging

by August 19, 2010 » Add more comments.

“That’s a great sign- a gigantic puddle” Scott said as he parked his 4Runner. We stepped out, grabbed his woven foraging basket (preferable to a bag because it spreads the spores of gathered mushrooms) and immediately stumbled upon several clusters of “Shaggy Mane” mushrooms busting through moist dirt beside the forest road. Our spirits were high at having found a flush of edible mushrooms so early in our hunt… if only we had known how ironic this immediate find would become.

Erin’s Organics: Food from the Heart of the Earth

by August 4, 2010 » Add more comments.

I opened the green house door, and old school hip hop filtered through the warm, humid air. A crib sat adjacent to a children’s play area with various toys nestled amongst potted banana and fig trees. Erin was tending her starters which sprout from beds heated by copper pipes carrying geothermally heated water which emerges from the earth beneath the greenhouse.