With his roots in dairy farming in rural New York state and Montana cowboy blood pumping in his veins, Tim Turner is a pioneer at heart. Lucky for Durango, this real-estate-developer-turned-entrepreneur-foodie pours his passion into our local food scene with gusto, providing the community with fresh Mexican fare and an example of how to take care of one another.
While Tim was busy running Bread bakery, he grew hungry for a fast, healthy lunch option on the north side of town. So he opened Zia Taqueria in 2005, and has since established the two thriving locations as backbones of La Plata County both for bellies and community organizations, fundraisers, bike teams and more.
When he’s not working on perfecting the taco or plotting schemes to make clean food and energy production a thing of the present, Tim’s probably hanging out with his wife at home, watching his garden grow.
“Advocate, live and support the basic principles of a local, living economy,” says Tim. “From food production to energy production … do it all here, in La Plata County, where we live and help others do the same.”