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Oh What is So Rare as a Day in June ?
As the weather warms after this cold cold spring, we start to see a much wider variety of produce. New this week are Sugar Snaps. Find them at Meadow Maid Foods. I like them best raw with a Ranch Dressing Dip, but they are also excellent in a Stir Fry !
This is National Pollinator Week. Not just Birds and Bees, but also Bats, Butterflies and Beetles ! Remember, if you want butterflies, you have to let their caterpillars live !
Returning this week is Marni's Vital Cultured Foods, Anija's Mustards, My Daddy's BBQ Sauce, Blue Ribbon BBQ, & Cocoa Camelia . New this week is Rikki's Tropical Plants, Air plants displayed in attractive glass globes.
Absent this week is Loco Bueno.
A freebie for our customers is magnetized grocery lists, perfect for putting on your refrigerator and jotting notes. Look for them at the manager's booth.
We offer market tokens for those customers wishing to use credit or debit cards. We also honor EBT and SNAP cards .
There have been tweaks to the Senate Bill 12-048 in the last year. The BIG one being that people who produce less that 250 dozen eggs per month actually are exempt from the Egg Law. I hope to see more eggs at the markets now! Here is a candid of my Wellsummer Rooster with some of his girls. He originally came from the Old Feed Store in Laporte.
Hope to see you all Saturday !
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Verena Booth brings her honey down from southern Wyoming ( Cheyenne ). Here is a photo of her from last Saturday's WINDY day ! She and her husband have been producing raw honey for over 33 years. Don't look for spreads bulked up with high fructose corn syrup .... just PURE HONEY ! And Beeswax ! And sometimes Honey in the Comb !
Sometimes her daughter joins and brings a nice selection of handmade jewelry and crocheted/knitted items.
Hours and Location for 2013
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 2012 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|Fossil Creek Farms LLC,||Steve Maitland||Wide range of certified organic veggies from south Fort Collins||(970) 980-4096|
|Miller Family Farms||Chris & Joe Miller||Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE !||(970) 785-6133|
|SKB Design||Steven Brown||Potted Herbs, including Oregano, Chives, Mint, Rosemary, etc, Heirloom Tomato Starts||(970) 488-0709|
|Flowers and Fruits|
|C & R Farms||Barbie Lytle||Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples||(970) 568-7356|
|Homemade Brazilian Sweet Rolls||Adriana Guimaraes||Brazilian Sweet Rolls with Coconut, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans or Orange||(970) 691-0839|
|Becca's Gourmet Goodies||Joanna Riley||Gluten-free biscotti, shortbreads, muffins, coffeecakes, breads, rolls, granola, crackers & cakes||(828) 260-4552|
|Boyd's Bread Stand||Annalisa Boyd||Baguettes, Sourdough and Whole Wheat Loaves||We Knead Bread !|
|Rouxful Gourmet||Sharon & Rebecca Campbell||Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads||(970) 490-1668|
|Meats & Dairy|
|Anderson Meat Company||MattAnderson||Frozen buffalo, lamb, chicken, pork and beef.||(719) 210-3492|
|Blue Ribbon BBQ||Roy Dean Pabst||Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Buffalo Ribs, Green Chili, Burritos, Root Beer & Lemonade||(307) 220-7398|
|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, Jewelry and Crocheted Items||(307) 630-3915|
|Anija's||Tuija Nordstrom||Finnish Mustards, Spicy and Sweet||Tuija|
|Big's BBQ Sauce||Joseph McQuain||Barbeque Sauce||(970) 980-3988|
|BTS Chocolate Honey||Dharma Fuller||Chocolate Treats, flavored with Honey or Agave||(970) 631-2585|
|Colorado's Best Tamales||Laura Perez||Hand-made Tamales, Chips, Fresh Salsas, Tortillas||(719) 459-0568|
|Cocoa Camellia||Susie Klein||Loose Leaf Tea, Fine Chocolates||(970) 396-2562|
|Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness||Jay Inglehart||Gourmet Salsas, Hot Sauces and Pasta Sauces||(970) 217-7072|
|Loco Bueno||Greg Greisen||Green Chile made with Turkey Breast||(970)581-1484|
|My Daddy's BBQ Sauce||Lo Stevens||Regular and Spicy BBQ Sauces||Loretta|
|Pasta Pazza||Nan Zimmerman||Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver||(970) 218-5521|
|I Scream Colorado||Cynthia Bengtson||Kettle Korn||(720) 971-8261|
|Rose's Creamery||Jim & Tammy Rose||Natural Nut Butters||(303) 646-6468|
|Ten Bears Winery||William Conkling||Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats||(970) 566-4043|
|Valentine Cucina||Michael Johnson||Individual Servings of Creme Brulee, Tiramisu, Cheesecake & Peanut Butter/Chocolate Pie||(303)204-1950|
|Vital Clutured Foods||Marni Wahlquist||Fermented vegetables ( Sauerkraut, Pickled carrots, etc )||(970) 443-5313|
|Colleen Kelly Artisan||Colleen Kelly||Vintage Buttons and Hand-made Jewelry||(970) 190-9668|
|Fusion Massage||Ann Rau||Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage, Hot Weather Chillys||(970) 232-9092|
|The Green Team Real Estate||Dave Sanders||Brokerage Services with a focus on more energy efficient houses||(970) 227-7394|
|Pain Wizard, LLC||Kris Henninger||Pain relieving Cream||(303) 521-0632|
|Pampered Chef||Andrea Clements||Cooking tools and utensils from Pampered Chef||(626)808-7822|
|Rawhide Ranch||Barb Moncrief||Custom dog leashes & collars, leathercrafts. Also Stink-free candles||(970) 690-3043|
|Spirit Tree Massage||Kimberlee Graves||Chair and Table Massage||970-691-0765|
|Talon Enterprises||Lisa Winta||Wire wrapped Stone Pendants, Hand spun Yarn||(970)310-7569|
|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 2013 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