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| A bounty of Colorado Produce
This is the time of year that so much is coming off the fields. Look for lots of Corn, Onions, Squashes, Green Beans. Even some early winter squash ( spaghetti squash ).
C & R Farms reminds us Lots of PEACHES !
Colorado's Farm Fresh Directory for 2017 is available at the manager's stand. Pick up your free copy !
Our market participates in the Double Up Food Bucks sponsored by Live Well Colorado. This is a state wide program which helps get dollars into the hands of Colorado Farmers, and fresh fruits and vegetables into the kitchens of Food Stamp Recipients. Truly a Win/Win !
A shout out to Jacob Larsen of the Coloradoan for a nice story about Miller Farms and their $ 10 bag sale. Judging by the photos, he actually drove out to Platteville to interview the Millers.
Expected Absent: Grateful Goat Decor, Meadow Maid, Maddie's Kettle Korn, Sustainable Spoon, Just 'Ola, Horsetooth'd
New Vendor Founding Foods.
EVERY OTHER WEEK: Some of our vendors appear every other week. This is the week for LOCO BUENO & MORNING FRESH DAIRY .
Bohemian Nights ( AKA New West Fest) will be in Downtown Fort Collins this weekend. Lots of free music !
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the Week
This has become my GOTO recipe for Refrigerator Pickles.
Scrub 8-10 fresh pickling cucumbers. Slice thinly. Put them into a wide mouthed jar that can be sealed. Add 3 teaspoons salt, a head ( or two ) of fresh dill, 1/2 cup White Vinegar. Notice that NO WATER is added. Close the jar and shake. Put into the refrigerator. Shake every few hours. Ready in 6-8 hours. Will last 3 weeks, unless you eat them all before then. Easy to modify. Add a crushed garlic clove ! Add crushed Red Pepper !
Ten Bears Winery officially opened in 2007. The vineyard was planted in 2009. Now William Conkling can harvest his Marquette and La Crescent varietals. Both are cold hardy hybrids developed by the University of Minnesota with the Marquette producing a wonderful red wine and the La Crescent an amazing white.
Ten Bears Winery will also be at the Estes Park Winefest this weekend. The Winery can also host Private Events, with up to 150 guests. The Coloradoan had one of their "secret suppers" there in late June !
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|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||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|
|FoCo Paleo Bakery||Elise Dietrich||Cookies, Muffins, Breads, etc made without Grains, Dairy or Soy||(303) 257-4718|
|Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries||Shannon Robinson||Fruit Pies made with organic ingredients||(843) 697-5872|
|Just Plain 'Ola||Hannah Zwakenberg||Grain-free "granola", sweetened with maple syrup||(484) 680-4970|
|The Bread Chic||Christie Rich||Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles||(970) 305-0020|
|Rouxful Gourmet||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|
|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|
|Morning Fresh Dairy||Johnny||Noosa Yoghurt, Fresh Milk and Chocolate Milk from Bellvue, CO||(970) 482-5789|
|Usery Acres||Sarah Usery & Family||Pastured meat chickens and turkeys, raised on organic, non soy feeds||(970) 556-5087|
|Agustina's Mexican Foods||Jessi Godinez||Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips||(970) 691-1102|
|Colorado Catsup||Matt Parker||Catsup, Cocktail Sauce||(970) 632-0803|
|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|
|Maddie's Kettle Korn||Tammy Cline||Kettle Korn||(970) 699-0093|
|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||Kyle Kmetz||Small batch roasted coffee, Cold brew & hot coffee||(970) 305-1224|
|Wild Mala||Wild Mala Family||Almond Milks||(970)829-8815|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Horsetooth'd||Rob Benson||Shirts, Stickers, Hats, Posters designed locally||(970) 691-8155|
|Kornfeld's Kollectibles||Samuel Kornfeld||Figurines and Disney Holiday Ornaments in themed Collections||(970) 481-7705|
|Tesla/Solar City||Justin Aarestad||Education about solar setus||970 213 5931|
|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 2017 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, 2016 by Nancy Zimmerman