Common Ground Cortez Community Gardens is a project of the Good Samaritan Center in partnership with the City of Cortez.

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Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. Makes: 6 servings


  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple

  • 1/2 cup sugar or less

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon sal...


1 stick unsalted butter

I cup self-rising flour

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)


Preheat oven to 375°

Place butter in 8x8 baking dish or small cast iron skillet and place in oven. Allo...


½ cup apple cider vinegar

2 T sugar

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp celery seed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ head red cabbage cut into 1 ½ inch chunks

2 small carrots, grated

1 small red onion, chopped

1 cup golden raisins


In a large bowl, w...

Recipe by Read Brugger


3 cups shredded zucchini

3 eggs

¾ cup agave

1 cup brown sugar

¾ cup canola oil

2 tsp vanilla


3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 T cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp ground cloves

3T baking cocoa


Recipe by Chef Charles Childers


1 butternut or 2 acorn squash

¼ cup olive or canola oil

2 T fresh thyme, stripped from stem and chopped fine

1 T fresh garlic, chopped fine


Place cookie sheet in oven and pre-heat to 425°.

Peel squash and cut into 1” cu...

(Spinach can be substituted for escarole)


1 T olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, minced

3 large garlic cloves, minced

3 cups slow-cooked or two 15.5 ounce cans cannellini or other white beans, drained and rinsed

6 cups vegetable stock

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

Salt an...