When in Rome. . . or Durango, CO

souvenir t-shirt

If, when in Rome, we ‘do as the Romans do,’ it seems when in Durango, we do as Durangoans do. Which, it turns out, is pretty much what we’d do at home.

After a family reunion of sorts, floating on a houseboat on Lake Powell, our family of four stopped over for a few days with my in-laws in Durango.  Wherever I travel, I scope out the local food scene, especially the local farmers market. It was delightful to encounter a vibrant local, sustainable food culture in my husband’s  charming hometown. We happened to be visiting the very weekend of a special ‘tomato festival’ dinner, prepared by Linda, Durango’s queen of local food. (Indeed, her eatery is called ‘Linda’s Local Food Cafe’ — can’t get much more to the point than that!) I also enjoyed a lovely al fresco lunch with my mother-in-law at the James Ranch. (more on them in a separate entry)

Downtown at the Durango Farmers Market

We 'ate local' while traveling, and enjoyed a memorable (belated) anniversary dinner.

Demo table at the Durango farmers market, August 2012

San Juan Mountain region produce

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