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Fresh Food, Sweets & Beverages

It’s said that we have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco. Perhaps that’s true, but one thing’s for certain, our eateries excite the taste buds. Locally grown food can be found at many of our area restaurants, natural food stores and grocers. A hometown ranch even serves its burgers on-site, featuring an outside stage with live music and Shakespearean plays.

If you’re looking to prepare your own meal, grab the kids and harvest vegetables at one of our bountiful community gardens. Or, sample your way through the Saturday farmer’s market. Whether eating in or out, you’ll find plenty of fresh food around here to please the palate, including homemade ice cream, soda and chocolate. For adults, enjoy locally crafted spirits such as beer, wine, vodka and whiskey.

Fresh Ideas

In addition to appreciating great food, we also love entrepreneurs. Bring along your small business ideas and let our comprehensive resources take your vision to the next level. With co-working space, maker-space, accelerator programs and incubators, we have the local means to help your new idea flourish. Our member-driven La Plata County Economic Development Alliance assists businesses in relocating, growing and starting new. Contact us today to learn more about jumpstarting your dreams and turning them into something incredible.

On a scale from one to 100, our air quality in La Plata County is 96. To put that into perspective, some of our nation’s cities are ranked in the teens. Clear skies also produce starrier nights. Look for constellations and watch for falling stars from your backyard. Make stargazing one of your favorite pastimes, and we don’t mean gawking at celebrities. Breathe a little easier knowing you, and your kids, are taking in some small town goodness by moving here.