Dear Editor:

Hats off to Tony Madone, founder of Colorado Farm to Table, who is stepping down from his remarkable creation.

Mr. Madone has selflessly given of himself and fed untold numbers of Coloradans in need. This smart and humble man deserves the gratitude of all of us for his contributions and making Salida a hub of compassion and giving in our wonderful state.

He will be missed on the front lines, but we wish him a long and happy retirement.

Paul Andrews,