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Celebrate Colorado Agriculture and Win Free Groceries for a Year!

Colorado Department of Agriculture

From fresh produce and specialty foods to beef and lamb, Colorado offers a bounty of products. To celebrate Colorado agriculture, Safeway is sponsoring a contest to give away free groceries for a year.

Twelve $100 Safeway gift cards will be awarded July through September with the grand prize winner receiving a year’s supply of groceries at Safeway (valued at $5200).

For complete rules and to enter the contest, visit http://www.9news.com/advertorial/coproud/2008/. In addition to the contest, consumers can find recipes, produce picking tips, a crop calendar, events calendar and a searchable Colorado products directory online.

“We are excited to partner with Safeway to promote local products,” said John R. Stulp, commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Everyone can help support Colorado agriculture throughout the year by buying products with the Colorado Proud logo.”

Colorado Proud is encouraging people to buy local products through a summer television advertising campaign on 9NEWS in Denver.

“Buying local products helps Colorado’s farmers, ranchers, processors and the state economy in addition to decreasing the number of miles food travels from farm to plate,” said Stulp.

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Colorado Proud was created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1999 to promote locally grown, raised or processed products to consumers statewide. Currently, the program has more than 950 members that include growers, processors, restaurants, retailers and associations. For more information, visit http://www.coloradoproud.org.