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Colorado Hospitality is Mile High

Colorado hospitality and the related food and beverage business in Colorado is flying well over a mile high. With the tourist season touting record numbers during the winter months and the summer business building every year Colorado is a year round destination.

Denver, City Scene, Colorado

All though Colorado doesn’t have an official state food, one could argue that trout could easily be one. Mostly as one would think, beef and lamb are large commodities. In the earlier settlements, purchases were paid in pinches of gold dust. With potatoes a bushel, and oysters a gallon around $16, they soon discovered that a grain and apple crop brought in more than gold. By the late 1800s, farms were producing more than mines. Sugar beets became a profitable crop. Eating out in the old days, didn’t mean going out to a restaurant, it meant; the women would bring the prepared food out to the table made of planks laid across two saw horses. Eating out kept the house cool.

The cooks of the family had to change their baking techniques due to the high altitude. One of the largest crops in Colorado are the potatoes followed by pinto beans and light red kidney beans. A gentleman invented a machine to produce the first shredded wheat, and Jolly Rancher candies by real ranchers.

Whether you are a seasonal traveler or full time resident get out and enjoy some Colorado hospitality.

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