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May/June Policy Update

State & Federal Policy Updates May/June 2020 Hard to imagine that between the last policy update and this one something would come along of such import that it would knock the COVID-19 pandemic off the headlines. But something did. And... Read More

Make Your Own Fruit Smoothies

Smoothies are easy, healthy, and can be made to your liking! Using Cooking Matters’ chef’s tips, you can make delicious smoothies from a variety of combinations. Mix together fruit, juice or a milk variety, a thickener (like ice, yogurt or... Read More

Bison Ranch Finds a Way Through COVID-19

Colorado’s Rock River Bison Ranches uses social media to propel itself into a new business model Rex R. Moore’s Rock River Bison Ranches lost 80% of its business within one week of COVID-19 restrictions taking place in Colorado. Not to... Read More

Meet our Double Up Food Bucks Farmers: Featuring Ahavah Farm!

How would you describe your Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA)?  We are 100% CSA only, and we offer a very unique experience.  From loads of free classes, events and tours to our local artisan cooperative (we get bread, jams, grains,... Read More

The Third Time Was the Charm

Terri Livermore, Policy Director Finally. Whew. The once snake-bit but now awesome Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council (COFSAC) bill survived the legislative process and will be signed by the Governor on May 31st. Snake bit? Why? Two years of agony... Read More

Kids, Farmers, and Communities Get a Triple Win

Terri Livermore, Policy Director A Triple Win?! That’s great! What is it? It’s when multiple groups, in this case three (triple!), all realize a benefit from the same action, policy, or program. In this case, a statewide policy (HB19-1132) that... Read More

Denver’s Land Use & Transportation Blueprint

Denver’s Land Use & Transportation Blueprint “A possible step towards racial equity” For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to sit on the Denver Blueprint Task Force. Essentially, the Denver Blueprint is an effort to establish a... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Policy Update – December 2018

2019 Legislative Session is Just Around the Corner! As we say goodbye to 2018 and look ahead to 2019, LiveWell’s policy team is gearing up for another legislative session. The Colorado General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, and... Read More

HEAL Legislation Expected in 2019

As we say goodbye to 2018 and look ahead to 2019, LiveWell’s policy team is gearing up for another legislative session. The Colorado General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, and wraps up on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. As... Read More

LiveWell Colorado 2018 Election Recap

The Big Picture National Look While it might not have been a blue tsunami, the surf was definitely up on election night. Most notably, the U.S. House of Representatives flipped blue with the Democrats picking up 39 seats to gain... Read More