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DRFM 2017 Rules

Hours and Location for 2017
Fort Collins, CO: 802 W. Drake Road
Northwest Corner of W. Drake & Worthington
Saturdays April 22 - September 30, 2017
Hours 10 AM - 1 PM (no sales before 9 AM)
Next Market
802 W. Drake Road
10 am - 1 pm
Music by
Brian Wendt

Fresh This Week
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Green Garlic
Hanging Baskets
Bedding Plants
Vegetable Starts

Always Expected at Market
Pappardelle Pastas
Ribs, Pulled Pork
Brats, Jerky, Pierogies
Paw Butter
Jams & Jellies

Memorial Day Weekend !

If you are a veteran, drop by the manager's booth for a token thank you !


Memorial Day is traditionally when Coloradoans plant their warm season vegetables. We should have some nice tomato, eggplant and pepper transplants available. Remember to keep a frost blanket on them until night temperatures warm up. Or wait until June ( still a spring month ! ).


Crepetopia had a nice article in the Coloradoan

Knit in Public Day is June 10 ! I am hosting my first ever. Knitters can meet under the Gazebo at west end of Market. Bring your own chair !

Expected to be absent: Gratefully Sweet, Meadow Maid

Pasta Pazza has been to the Pappardelle's Factory and brought back a ton of new raviolis. There are still some available at last year's discounted prices.

If you are interested in Raw Goat Milk shares, visit with Claire at Tierra Bella.

Goat Milking

Swarm season is upon us ! If you see a bee swarm, pls do not call an exterminator ! Call a BEEKEEPER ! Mike of Whiteside Honey has offered his cell number ( 970 ) 663-2486 . Bees ( when swarming ) are NOT agressive ! It is an amazing thing to see in nature !

Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman

Many of our vendors have Facebook pages. Pls visit them, and like them !
Drake Road Farmers' Market
Meadow Maid Foods
Miller Farms
Pappardelle's Pastas by Pasta Pazza
The Sustainable Spoon
Turtle Mountain Tea
Usery Acres

Veggie of the Week


Kales are showing up at the market. I was suprised to see so many varieties of this nutritional powerhouse. Truly humans have valued this dark green leafy vegetable throughout our history.

Try some of the larger ones in Kale Chips ! Strip leaves from stalks. Tear into large pieces. Wash & dry thoroughly ( use that salad spinner ! ) Massage 1/2 T of Olive Oil ( per baking sheet ) into the leaves. Spread a single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake at 300 for 10 minutes. Rotate sheet. Continue baking for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet. Remove and enjoy !

Usery Acres


Sara Usery & her family keep poultry on the high plains east of Fort Collins. Here, they raise meat and egg birds on pasture, and harvest them ethically.

Pictured are Bourbon Red Turkeys, and some Barred Rock Chickens.


We are proud members of the Colorado Farmers Market Association. We are also listed with Local Harvest.

Vendors At Our Market
Farm/Business Name Name Produce/Items Sold Contact Information
Vegetable Growers
Miller Family Farms Chris & Joe Miller Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE ! (970) 785-6133
Tierra Bella Farm Claire Slosson Produce, including Lettuce, Kale, Tomaotes, Peppers, Beets, Squash, Cut Flowers, Fresh Herb, Potatoes.. Eggs in August ! (970) 443-7518
Honey, Flowers and Fruits
C & R Farms (starting in early July ) Barbie Lytle Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples (970) 218-6271
Whiteside Honey, LLC Mike and Dianne Whiteside Honey, Beeswax products, including Hand Cream, Paw Butter and Candles (970) 663-2486
By Eric Eric Whittington Homemade Jams & Jellies, Cookies, Granola, Toffee, Fudge, and other confections (970) 818-6137
Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries Shannon Robinson Fruit Pies made with organic ingredients (843) 697-5872
The Bread Chic Christie Rich Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles (970) 305-0020
Rouxful Gourmet ( Late May ) Sharon & Rebecca Campbell Artisan cookies and Sweet Breads, Brownies 970-490-1668
Meats & Dairy
Colorado's Best Tamales Laura Erives Hand-made Tamales, Chips, Fresh Salsas, Tortillas (719) 459-0568
High Plains Meats J & M Meats Frozen brat sausages, BBQ Babyback Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Beef Jerky & Pierogoies (720) 261-1471
Kaleb's Katch ( 5/6 - 6/3 ) Kaleb Walker Sustainably wild caught Alaskan Seafood (970) 367-3572
Loco Bueno Greg Greisen Green Chile Sauces and Dehydrated Beans on SELECTED dates (970) 581-1484
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour Wyoming Grass-fed Beef on selected dates. Also vegetables and herbs (307) 534-2289
Usery Acres Sarah Usery & Family Pastured meat chickens and turkeys, raised on organic, non soy feeds (970) 556-5087
Specialty Foods
Agustina's Mexican Foods Jessi Godinez Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips (970) 691-1102
Crepetopia Laurent Provost Savory and sweet crepes (970) 786-9833
Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness Danny Ralls Gourmet Salsas, Hot Sauces, Bloody Mary Mix, Pickles, Pasta Sauces (520) 390-3138
Pasta Pazza Nan Zimmerman Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver (970) 218-5521
Purenfusion Nick Quaintance Hearty Pops: fruit and veggie smoothie pops (303) 887-0399
Rose's Creamery Jim & Tammy Rose Natural Nut Butters (303) 646-6469
Spicy Jamz Joanna Hunter Strawberry, Peach and Pineapple Jams ( with Habanero ! ) (970) 388-1684
SunRay Natural Farm Josh & Kirsten Hillhouse Herb & Spice blends, Tea Blends, Organic Eggs (970) 980-9393
Ten Bears Winery William Conkling Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats (970) 566-4043
The Sustainable Spoon on selected dates Hattie Sando Breakfast Burritos, French Toast, Tacos & More ! (317) 902-6095
Turtle Mountain Tea, LLC Natalie diSanto Kombucha, Fermented Vegetables ( Kimchi & Sauerkraut ) (717) 364-2223
Wander Coffee starting May 6 Kyle Kmetz Small batch roasted coffee, Cold brew & hot coffee (970) 305-1224
Specialty Items & Services
The Acupuncture Clinic of Fort Collins Emma Goulart, L.Ac Acupuncurist, Herbalist, Doula (970) 818-0428
Donna Bevans, Ph.D. Donna Bevans Novels, paintings, writing workshops (949) 584-2600
Dynamic Roots Alexa Vasquez Looseleaf herbal tea blends from homegrown herbs, Healing salves and balms (970) 402-6002
Earthly Arts and Peridot Emporium Teresa Somal & Sarah Smith Beaded Essential Oil Bracelets, Dream Catchers, Henna ( Teresa will be doing henna designs ! ) (970) 286-3439
Elevate Chiropractic Dr. Daniel Wallis Complimentary Health & Nervous System Assessment with state of the art technology (970) 624-0424
The Foodist Bucket List: Fort Collins, Colorado Iver Marjerison on 5/13 & 27 A guide-like book for food/drink/agritourism in Fort Collins (701) 570-5503
Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary Sarah Josey Hand-crafted herbal teas, body-care, facial care, aromatherapy & more ! (970) 682-4373
Grace-Lin Scott Soaps and Paracord Creations Jeff Hollcroft Soaps in various scents, plus paracord (970) 215-0390
Grateful Goat Studio Dylan Flaitz Signs and Wall Decor using recyled wood and pallets (303) 913-9162
Vitality Bombs Nora Dechant Virgin Organic Coconut Oil and infused Coconut Oil (970) 689-2324
Tesla/Solar City Justin Aarestad Education about solar setus 970 213 5931
Three Trees Wellness Christie Rich Soy candles, Cold Process Soaps, Aromatherapy products (970) 305-0020
Wald Designs Eric D. Wald Modern, tin planters in various sizes and shapes. Made in Fort Collins (970) 631-6418

2017 Vendors
Contact :Nan Zimmerman Drake Road Farmers' Market Manager
All vendors offering processed foods ( e.g. breads, salsas, pies, jams, etc.) need to show Health Department compliance unless applying under Cottage Food Act.

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We will offer non-profits space at every market that we have room. Please contact Drake Road Farmers' Market Manager BEFORE coming to market. Non-profits will need to fill out the 2017 Application for Free Space.

We would like to thank Columbine Health Systems for allowing us to use their space.


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