In a town already at the forefront of providing local food in restaurant meals, Linda’s Local Food Café is at the front of the class. Colorado, much less arid Southwest Colorado, is not known for its extended growing season, but Durango’s farmers produce an astounding variety of crops. Linda’s sources all of its meat from local producers and as much produce as seasons allow. The cafe also has a prepared food CSA for foodies too busy climbing, skiing, hiking, and biking to spend time in the kitchen. And did I mention their local-ingredient cocktails?
Formerly known as Cocina Linda, the newly re-branded restaurant has changed its menu from strictly Mexican (which was awesome!), to an eclectic spread to allow for greater use of local foods. It’s essentially a local food organisation – aspiring “to become the place where you can get information about local food and farmers, as well as a place where you know that you can get goods that are prepared with total care for how the ingredients are produced.”