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| The Return of Colby's Dahlias
Every year we look forward to seeing George & Dee Colby's dahlias ( and lisianthus and zinnias ! ) . They are back and available for purchase. While the hailstorm in August damaged some buds, it takes an eagle eye to spot current imperfections.
This is the time of year that so much is coming off the fields. Look for lots of Corn, Onions, Squashes, Green Beans & Winter Squash ! Look for canning tomatoes at Miller Farms and at C & R Farms.
C & R Farms reminds us Lots of PEARS ! Linda Hoffman suggests "Add sliced pears with ½ cup dry white wine to a pan of browned pork chops or tenderloin, reduce the heat to medium and cook, covered, for 15 minutes to finish. C & R Farms also has Plums, & Apples plus FROZEN PIE CHERRIES in 8 pound buckets.
Colorado's Farm Fresh Directory for 2017 is available at the manager's stand. Pick up your free copy !
If you are interested in GOAT YOGA, Tierra Bella hosts classes on Wednesday Evenings. After class you are welcome to shop for fresh produce.
Expected Absent: Usery Acres, Agustina's, Purenfusion & Turtle Mountain Tea
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.
Special Guest ( weather permitting). The City of Fort Collins will be asking residents for input on Strategic Plans. What are your top three priorities for the next five years? What should the City not make a priority?
We are saddened to announce that Usery Acres will no longer be able to attend market due to health issues. Sarah is downsizing her flock, and has year old layers for sale. Contact her via her Facebook ( link listed below ).
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the Week
Butternut is my favorite of the winter squashes. Its skin is fairly easy to peel. Try chopping the flesh into chunks and browning it in butter. Curry seasoning works well on this dish.
Hannah Zwakenberg found commercial granolas too bulked up with cheap grains & raisins, so she made up her own grain-free "granola" . Just Plain 'Ola !
Perfect on yogurt, Just Plain'Ola is made of toasted pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, plus maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon & sea salt.
She is experimenting with an autumnal variation, which would include pepitas and pumpkin spices. Find her next to Morning Fresh Dairy.
|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|
|Founding Foods||Rachel Irons||Savory & Sweet Meal Bars. Organic, Vegan, Gluten & Soy Free.||970-829-8872|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Ten Bears Winery||William Conkling||Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats||(970) 566-4043|
|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|
|Dynamic Roots||Alexa Vasquez||Looseleaf herbal tea blends from homegrown herbs, Healing salves and balms||(970) 402-6002|
|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|
|System Pavers||Jason Almgren||Organic and environmentally safe paver stones. Information on outdoor remodeling.||(303) 412-5999|
|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