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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
Saturday
9/23/2017
802 W. Drake Road
10 am - 1 pm
Music by
Antonio A. Lopez

Fresh This Week
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Apples
PEARS
SWEET CORN !
Kale
Chard
Lettuces
Potatoes
Squashes
Radishes
Carrots
Beets
PEARS
Garlic
Cabbages
Leeks
Kohlrabi
Tomatoes

Always Expected at Market
Pappardelle Pastas
Ribs, Pulled Pork
Brats, Jerky, Pierogies
Honey
Paw Butter
Jams & Jellies
Kombucha
Sauerkraut
Tamales
Salsas
Tortillas
Cookies
Beef

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.

Dahlias

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 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.

Pears

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 !

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.



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



FACEBOOK
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

Butternut Squash

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.



Just Plain 'Ola

Just Plain 'Ola

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.


Links

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
Bakeries
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
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
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


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.

Columbine

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