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Finally ! Peaches ! and Sweet Corn !
Look for the new crop of Colorado Peaches at C & R Farms and at Croft Family Farm ! Also available at C & R Farms ( Palisade, CO ) are Early Apples, Apricots and frozen Pie Cherries.
If you have trouble with Cauliflower and Broccoli becoming bitter from maturing in hot weather, just boil the florets in salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and steam as usual.
Check out Rawhide Ranch for custom horse halters !
Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture we at Drake Road Farmers' Market can honor EBT cards ( food stamps). This is a great way to get great fruits and vegetables directly from the growers. We also sell $ 5.00 tokens good at any vendor.
Missing this week are Kettle Korn, Rocco's Chiropractic, My Daddy's BBQ Sauce, Anija's Mustards and Rose's Nut Butters. Kaleb's Katch will return Aug 23.
Returning is PAIN WIZARD !
Free kid's activity by T R Paul Acadamy of Arts & Knowledge .
The Colbys are bringing their award winning Dahlias to the market again ! The Colbys are known for their Dahlias, but they also raise roses, gladiolias, zinnias, marigolds, and more ! Contact them for custom orders for weddings, and other events.
Blood Drives set up to benefit Garth Englund Blood Center on September 20. Please note that the Bloodmobile will BE here ! As always, Drake Road Farmers' Market will be giving a "do it yourself lunch" (coupon booklet ) to all blood donors.
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Happenings in the Neighborhood
FREE RIDES on The MAX until August 23. Check it out !
Vegetable of the week !
Find Armenian Cucumbers at Croft Family Farm. According to Specialty Produce.com, these are not cucumbers, but melons ! What-ever. Treat them like a cucumber and use them skin and all in salads.
Darlene is one of our newer vendors, although she has been baking bread for family and friends for years. She starts with a 25 year old sourdough and goes from there. Look for white and wheat raised breads, also Cinnamon Rolls and Sweet Breads.
If you are in the market for a fine bread knife, or a nice cotton shopping bag, be sure to stop at this booth.
Darlene will bake for special occasions. Check out her website ! The Flour Bin
Hours and Location for 2014
In Larimer County there are now at least five separate Farmers' Markets. The Colorado Agricultural Marketing Cooperative offers markets in Fort Collins and Loveland to local growers and consumers. (Emphasis on local here, as produce is restricted to Larimer, Morgan, Boulder or Weld Counties, with the exception of Western Slope fruit). The County of Larimer offers its own market which is run by its Master Gardener volunteers on Saturday mornings starting in mid May. Please note their return to their "original" location in the Courthouse parking lot. There is also a market on Thursday mornings in Estes Park, and Thursday afternoons in Berthoud The Colorado Department of Agriculture maintains a listing of all the registered farmers' markets in Colorado in its 2014 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|Croft Family Farm LLC||Steve and Michelle Cockroft||Fresh vegetables, produced organically||(970) 356-6166|
|Fossil Creek Farms, LLC||Steve Maitland||Wide range of certified organic veggies from south Fort Collins||(970) 980-4096|
|Meadow Maid Foods||Cindy and Mary Ridenour||Vegetables grown under row covers in Wyoming||(307) 534-2289|
|Miller Family Farms||Chris & Joe Miller||Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE !||(970) 785-6133|
|SunRay Natural Farm||Josh & Kirsten Hillhouse||Heritage Lettuces and Gourmet Cooking Greens. Summer Squashes. Old fashioned tomatoes.||(970) 980 9393|
|Flowers and Fruits|
|C & R Farms||Barbie Lytle||Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples||(970) 218-6271|
|Homemade Brazilian Sweet Rolls||Adriana Guimaraes||Brazilian Sweet Rolls with Coconut, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans or Orange||(970) 691-0839|
|The Flour Bin||Darlene Bosch||Breads, both savory and sweet||(970) 613-0461|
|Simply Baked||Lori Jolli||Quick Breads and Pies||(970) 988-6699|
|Rouxful Gourmet||Sharon & Rebecca Campbell||Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads||(970) 490-1668|
|Meats & Dairy|
|Kaleb's Katch ( Every Other Week )||Kaleb Walker||Sustainably wild caught Alaskan Seafood||(970) 367-3572|
|Living Water Ranch Natural Foods||Shane Elder||Colorado Grass-fed Beef, Lamb, Bison, Eggs||(970) 590-4391|
|Meadow Maid Foods||Cindy and Mary Ridenour||Wyoming Grass-fed Beef, Vegetables||(307) 534-2289|
|Morning Fresh Dairy||Allyx Graves||Noosa Yoghurt, Fresh Milk and Chocolate Milk from Bellvue, CO||(970) 482-5789|
|Cheyenne Honey||Verena Booth||Honey, Honey Candies, & Honey Stix||(307) 630-3915|
|Anija's||Loretta Stevens||Finnish Mustards, Spicy and Sweet||(970) 391-0388|
|Big's BBQ Sauce||Joseph McQuain & Family||BBQ Sauces and Pickles. BBQ Catering available.||(970) 980-3988|
|Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness||Danny Ralls||Gourmet Salsas, Hot Sauces, Bloody Mary Mix, Pickles, Pasta Sauces||(520) 390-3138|
|I Scream Colorado||Cindy Bengtson||Kettle Korn, Cold Beverages||(720) 971-8261|
|Loco Bueno||Greg Greisen||Green Chile made with Turkey Breast||(970)581-1484|
|My Daddy's BBQ Sauce||Loretta Stevens||Regular and Spicy BBQ Sauces||(970) 391-0388|
|Pasta Pazza||Nan Zimmerman||Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver||(970) 218-5521|
|Rose's Creamery||Jim & Tammy Rose||Natural Nut Butters||(303) 646-6469|
|Ten Bears Winery||William Conkling||Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats||(970) 566-4043|
|The Biscuit Barkery of Northern Colorado||Val Downing||Pet treats and Pet related Gifts||(970) 430-6181|
|Creative Designs by Molly & Delia||Molly McKeon & Delia LaJeunesse||Earrings, Paintings, Tapestries, Greeting Cards||(720) 209-9715|
|Daybreak Criation||Denise & Ron Haines||Alpaca products: Yarn, Roving, Hats, Scarves, Felted Soaps, Raw fleeces||(970) 484-9420|
|Fusion Massage||Ann Rau||Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage, Hot Weather Chillys||(970) 232-9092|
|Pain Wizard, LLC||Kris Henninger||Pain relieving Cream||(303) 521-0632|
|Stone House of Tubac||Jim Petty and Carrie Simpson-Petty||Decorative concrete finishes and murals||(719) 838-1187|
|Rawhide Ranch||Barb Moncrief||Custom dog leashes & collars, leathercrafts.||(970) 690-3043|
|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.|
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 2014 Application for Free Space.
We would like to thank Columbine Health Systems for allowing us to use their space.
Copyright © for Drake Road Farmers Market, 2011 by Nancy Zimmerman