Cattle and hay have always been mainstays for the valley, but a lot of other crops popped up along the way.

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo

June 28, 2009

In another time, food was grown and processed closer to home. The Arkansas Valley was a fertile source of food for the miners in the mountains and the people in the towns that served them. The farmers markets that opened in Pueblo last week are a reminder of an era when the local farmers market was the market for nearly everyone in the area.