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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
The Seers

Fresh This Week
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CHERRIES from Washington

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

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 !

Double Up

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

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

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

Ten Bears

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 !


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 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
Specialty Foods
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

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.

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 2017 Application for Free Space.

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


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