local food

Melodie Edwards

Last week, Sheridan County commissioners approved an amendment to planning and zoning rules that will give local farmers an edge on more direct sales to their customers. It will now be easier for them to put up farm stands and greenhouses on their property, as well as sell jams, salsas and other products made from their produce. Such activities either weren't allowed or required special permits in the past. Director Bill Benzel with Powder River Resource Council worked on the amendment.

Demand for local turkeys up in Wyoming

Nov 21, 2012

Wyoming is more known for its beef than its turkeys, but more farms are selling locally raised turkeys this Thanksgiving. One such farm is Painted Sage Farm in Daniel, Wyoming, owned by Maggie McAllister. Her turkeys are fed with hay, organic seed, and spent brewer’s grain from a local brewery, and they can roam freely within an enclosed yard.

She charges $75 for each turkey, significantly more than a store-bought bird, but she says the demand is there.