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Support Colorado’s Small Businesses

Welcome to Colorado Country Life’s new #CoOpsSupportCO page. Right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado’s electric cooperatives want to support their local communities. One way they are doing that is through this page, which focuses on the many small, Colorado businesses that have been featured on the Discoveries page of the magazine and other similar businesses just trying to make it during this difficult time. Check out this amazing list and place an order:


Have a small Colorado business you want to see on this list? Click here to fill out the form!


Apparel and Accessories

Belong Designs, Denver, sells a variety of Colorado-inspired apparel and accessories: belongdesigns.com

Cibado, Hotchkiss, makes very attractive leather bags (and there’s only one gal doing it): www.cibado.com

Elisabethan, Paonia, handmakes clothing using recycled fabrics: elisabethan.com

Epoch Eyewear, Colorado Springs, is a veteran owned and operated eyewear manufacturer that makes slick sunglasses to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays: epocheyewear.com

Hip Bag Company, Eaton. Keep your belongings out of your pockets an into a hip bag. No two hip bags are exactly alike: 970-475-4045 or email hipbagco@gmail.com

Mellivora, Denver, sells lots of great Colorado-inspired apparel and is currently offering $15 off any purchase: mellivoraco.com

Phoenix Fiber Mill, Southeastern Colorado, a family-owned alpaca-fiber sock company that sells socks, sock and more socks! phoenixfibermill.com

Pueblo Salsa, Pueblo, is made with local Pueblo chiles and packs a little punch to your favorite foods: pueblochamber.org

Save Our Soles, Broomfield, sells socks for all kinds of scenarios: sossocks.com

SilkPassionEtc, Grand Junction. GJ resident Olga Aslyozova sells hand-painted scarfs with designs such as delicate floral patters, swirls and geometric shapes: etsy.com/shop/SilkPassionEtc

Sundance Sheepskin & Leather, Buena Vista, constructs boots, moccasins, hats and more from sheepskin: sundanceleather.com

YoColorado, Golden, sells men’s, women’s and children’s apparel as well as accessories, all with a Colorado flair: yocolorado.com


Arts and Crafts

Alf’s Blacksmith, Buena Vista. Blacksmith Alpheus G. Rudd can repair and/or restore your metal pieces or create an original artwork: alfsblacksmith.com

Creative Traditions, Holyoke. Whether you are an experienced quilter or just beginning, you have a place to go to find supplies for all of your quilting needs – helping you create new treasures with time-honored traditions. Call 970-854-3699 or visit facebook.com/creativetraditionsllc

Cullum’s Wildlife Art, Grand Junction, has the tagline “Capturing Colorado’s Glorious and Great Outdoors.” Uses a variety of avenues to create his artworks: cullumswildlifeart.com


Bath, Body and Beauty Products

American Country Essentials, Matheson, sells really pretty soaps, lotions, etc., and is offering discounts on shipping. Also, currently 10% off your first order: americancountryessentials.com

Blue Llama, La Veta, sells CBD-infused products for humans and pets: bluellamaproducts.com

Dream Colorado, Gypsum, makes a variety of skin creams as well as a Good Smelling Bug Spray: dreamcoloradocream.com

Glo Skin Beauty, Denver, has a line of skincare and makeup products: gloskinbeauty.com

Mountain Soap Factory, Steamboat Springs, makes several types of soaps and other bathing accessories: mountainsoapfactory.com

Motherlove, Fort Collins, creates organic products for breastfeeding, pregnancy, birth and baby: motherlove.com

Singing Springs Botanicals, Ouray, sells the popular arnica salve and arnica liniment for sore, inflamed or painful muscles, plus face and body products. Singing Springs Botanicals are all-natural and handcrafted by the owner, Julie. singingspringsbotanicals.com, 970-708-0236.

True Grit Grooming, Denver. Get the grooming gear you need for your facial hair such as beard cleansers, balms, oils, combs, soaps and more. Be on the lookout for the grand opening of TGG’s Showroom and Grooming Lounge where men can get the meticulous look they long for: truegrit.co

Vital Living, Salida, sells handcrafted skincare, makeup, supplements and loose leaf tea. They also now feature throat spray and dish soap on their homepage: vitallivingherbs.com


Books and Cookbooks

BookBar, Denver, is an independent bookstore that is a wonderful place to read, have a glass of wine or grab a quick bite… when they’re open. Closed through April but they’re still selling books online: bookbardenver.com

Colorado Country Life’s Book Reviews. Check out our annual Book Reviews for reading ideas written by (mostly) Colorado authors: https://www.coloradocountrylife.coop/?s=book+reviews

Tasting Colorado cookbook, written by a Denver-based professional chef, features “recipes from Colorado’s finest restaurants, lodges and guest ranches to present an exquisite blend of Western flair and Rocky Mountain charm.” CCL featured this cookbook in our 2013 Book Reviews issue as well: farcountrypress.com


Food and Drink

Rose-infused honey from Bee Squared Apiaries

Bubba’s Fine Foods, Loveland, makes binge-worthy snacks such as ‘Nana Chips, Snack Mix and Ungranola: bubbasfoods.com

Bee Squared Apiaries, Berthoud, sells honey derived from bees from its 125 hives: bethsbees.com

Cocomels, Boulder, makes a variety of coconut milk caramels: jjssweets.com

Colorado Honey Bourbon, Durango. The name says it all: honeyhousedistillery.com

1859 Coffee Co., Central City, roasts high-altitude coffee and cold brew: 1859coffee.com

Genesee Candy Land, Golden, sells a variety of nostalgic sweets: geneseecandyland.com

Honey Stinger, Steamboat Springs, honeystinger.commakes delicious, healthy snacks with honey as its star ingredient:

Honeyville, Durango, makes lots of yummy-looking food and other products. They ship to you and they also have curbside delivery (right now) as well: honeyvillecolorado.com

Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy, Buena Vista, is taking online orders and local pick-ups on Fridays: jumpingoodgoats.com

Mouse’s Chocolates and Coffee, Ouray. This small-town shop will delight you with delicious truffles, caramels, fudge and more: mouseschocolates.com

Savory Spice, founded in Denver, but there are several locations throughout the country, including Colorado: savoryspiceshop.com

Spirits of the Rockies, Pueblo, makes a variety of spirits to help boost your spirits: spiritsoftherockies.com

Tailwind Nutrition, Durango, whether you’re working out or aren’t drinking enough fluids in the day, try Tailwind’s electrolyte powders (mix with water) to help hydrate and boost energy: tailwindnutrition.com

Third Street, Louisville, sells a variety of teas with Fair Trade ingredients: drinkthirdstreet.com

Wacky Apple, Hotchkiss, is a family-owned company that has an apple orchard that produces the fruit for the healthy snacks it sells: wackyapple.com


Gardening Supplies

Cactus Pruner, Golden, has handy tools to take care of your cacti and succulents: cactuspruner.com


Jewelry

Bloom Jewelry, Denver, handcrafts super attractive jewelry: jewelrybybloom.com


Kitchen Products

David Rasmussen, Carbondale, sells beautiful kitchen products: davidrasmussendesign.com


Outdoor Equipment

Grass Sticks, Steamboat Springs, manufactures bamboo ski poles, as well as SUP and canoe paddles: grasssticks.com

Mountain Ridge Gear, Peyton. MRG products center around equine packing gear, yet any outdoor lover can find sturdy equipment that will benefit them when roaming the Rockies, such as duffel bags, pommel bags, saddle panniers and pack saddles: mountainridgegear.com

Wildsyde’s Vintage eCruiser

Nite Ize, Boulder. While most of Nite Ize’s products are to explore the outdoors, there are several that can come in very useful during this time: niteize.com

Romp Skis, Crested Butte, manufactures attractive, durable skis: rompskis.com

Ross Reels, Montrose, manufactures beautiful reels and spools for your fishing adventures: rossreels.com

Vintage Overland, Grand Junction, get a handcrafted caravan so you can hit the road in style: vintageoverland.com

Wildsyde, Avon, makes electric bikes with a cool, vintage touch: wildsyde.com


Toys

Brackitz, Denver, has some great ideas to keep kids busy and is offering a 30% discount on their STEM toys: brackitz.com


Other

Colorado Crafted, Longmont, sells an amazing variety of Colorado gift boxes: coloradocraftedbox.com

Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) app. Developed by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, this app gives hikers, bikers, horse riders and motorized riders information about 2,350 trailheads: trails.colorado.gov

High Country Bottles, Denver. They claim their water bottles will keep water ice cold for 24 hours, and we confirmed it: highcountrybottles.com

Lana’s Shop, Denver, illustrates and sells attractive greeting cards, including Mother’s Day and some in the category of “Social Distancing”: lanasshop.com

Montgomery’s General Merchandise, Yampa. Built in 1890, this store is one of the oldest operating stores in Colorado. The store carries hardware, groceries and sporting goods, and is a Henry rifle dealer. The owners are promoting their pork sausage, called Ken’s Sausage, that they have made in store for about 23 years. They make several kinds of breakfast and Italian sausages. Visit montgomerysstore.com or call 970-638-4531.

Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Trinidad, has several pets ready for adoption. If adding a furry friend to the family isn’t plausible, consider making a donation to the shelter. Because of the suspension of several funding sources, the shelter is facing budgetary challenges: noahsarktrinidad.org

Purple Rose, Florence. Fresh and artificial flowers. Custom orders, weddings and funeral arrangements: 719-372-4315

Zaca, Denver, makes berry-flavored chewables that help hydrate, enhance electrolytes and aid in liver detox. Great for recovery after time in higher altitudes, exercise, traveling and late-night drinking: zacalife.com