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Monday Dose of Market: Denver Indoor Farmers Market

(post, Cristin Couzens)


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We found an urban oasis in an industrial warehouse in Denver this past weekend.  Greeted by pre-fabricated city backyard-ready chicken coops, I knew I was in the right place.  Denver Urban Homesteading is a new venture designed to promote alternatives to industrial food production and delivery through education and a year-round market for local food growers and producers.

Co-founder James Bertini is a leading voice for change in the chicken-permitting process.  Yes.  There is a chicken-permitting process in Denver.  Backyard chickens are legal, but compared to other cities, Denver's process is excessively bureaucratic and expensive, leading to a burgeoning 'underground chicken' movement.   

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