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September 13, 2014
10 am - 1 pm
802 W. Drake Road
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Always Expected at Market
Pappardelle's Pastas
Alpaca Products
Local Salsa
Bison, Beef, Lamb
Skin Care Products
Oils & Vinegars
Children's Activities
Hot Sauces
Breads and Sweet Rolls
Gluten Free Baked Goods
Dog Collars, Leashes

Cooler weather = Food Preservation !

We have been getting wake up calls with the recent cool weather. WINTER IS COMING ! Save summer produce by freezing and canning. By following established procedures, you will have noticeably better tasting fruits and vegetables this winter. Green Beans and Peaches are particularly easy to freeze. Fortunately, winter squashes keep in a cool place with no special requirements.

C & R Fruits has lovely Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apples plus some jams, jellies and ciders.

Pears Dahlias Winter Squash

Our Chile Roaster ( at Miller Farms ) has broken his knee, and is iffy on roasting any more this season. Fortunately, chiles are easy to blister at home, either on a grill, or under the broiler. Be sure to turn them frequently, and put them into a paper bag for 5 minutes after they are evenly browned/blackened. The skins will peel easily. Freeze a lot for Green Chile Stew this winter !

Archway Foal Rescue will be bringing Poquito and Guido ( their Ambassador mini-donkeys). Drop by their booth and find how you can help abandoned foals.

Donkeys Sweet Corn

Croft Family Farm will expand to FIVE spaces this weekend. According to Steven, EVERYTHING is ripe and ready ! This may be the last weekend for them to be bringing ORGANIC SWEET CORN .

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.

Last week for Biscuit Barkery of Northern Colorado.

Returning is Kaleb's Katch ( frozen seafood ) and Blue Ribbon BBQ. Blue Ribbon will be selling smoked ribs and breakfast burritos.

New vendors include Rich ( BBQ Sauces ), Ms Benavides ( Dia de La Muertos Art ), and Sonia ( African Baked goods ).

Free kid's activity by T R Paul Acadamy of Arts & Knowledgeis a fall tree project.

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. There will be a representative of Garth Englund here on 9/13 to sign up donors.

Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman

Happenings in the Neighborhood

Fruit of the week !

Plums come in such a variety of colors and shapes. I particularly love the Italian Prune Plums for drying.


Many of our vendors have Facebook pages. Pls visit them, and like them !
Pappardelle's Pastas by Pasta Pazza
Loco Bueno Green Chile
Fossil Creek Farms
Morning Fresh Dairy
Miller Farms
Croft Family Farm
Living Water Ranch

Fossil Creek Farms

Fossil Creek Display

Drew from Fossil Creek Farms, LLC has been bringing a lovely variety of Heirloom Tomatoes, Winter Squash and Greens.

Hours and Location for 2014

Fort Collins, CO: 802 W. Drake Road
Parking lot near Northwest Corner of W. Drake & Worthington Saturdays April 19 - September 28, 2014
Hours 10 AM - 1 PM (no sales before 9 AM)


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

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.

Vendors At Our Market
Farm/Business Name Name Produce/Items Sold Contact Information
Vegetable Growers
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
Specialty Foods
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
Specialty Items
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
Rawhide Ranch Barb Moncrief Custom dog leashes & collars, leathercrafts. (970) 690-3043

2014 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.

Community Booth

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.


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