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DRFM 2016 Rules

Hours and Location for 2016
Fort Collins, CO: 802 W. Drake Road
Northwest Corner of W. Drake & Worthington
Saturdays NOW - September 24, 2016
Hours 10 AM - 1 PM (no sales before 9 AM)
Next Market
August 27, 2016
802 W. Drake Road
10 am - 1 pm
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Fresh This Week
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Heirloom Tomatoes
Summer Squash
Green Beans

Always Expected at Market
Soaps, Creams
Sausages, Pierogies
Goat Meat, Milk and Cheeses
Poultry Eggs

Peach Season in full swing !

The peach season in Colorado lasts for just a few weeks ( late July through August ). Get as many as you can ! Freeze 'em, Can 'em, Bake 'em in a Pie ! Or just buy a pie from The Bread Chic ! Find organic peaches from Morton's Orchards at Croft Family Farm, or conventional peaches at C & R Farms.


Corn is also available in abundance. Peaches and Cream seems to be the variety that every farmer grows now. I do miss the "old" days, where people planted "early, "midseason" and "late" corn. "Silver Queen" was worth the wait !

Colby's Award Winning Dahlias are blooming. Get to market early if you want to snag a bouquet. He has changed his pricing a bit. Zinnias are $ 5.00 and Dahlias are $ 8.00.

MissAlyss down at Croft Family Farms as mixed bouquets.


Expected ABSENT this week are: By Eric, Matador Grill, Naturall Beef is IFFY

NEW VENDOR: Yeti Cave and Grateful Goat Studio


BigLar Bagels is down near the Gazebo, where you can expect to find Maxine's Treasures ( antiques )

Rocky Mountain Macarons returns with Cookies and Cream as their featured flavor.


Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman

Veggie of the week !

Growing up in the south, we had Squash & Onions every other day ! Melt some butter in a heavy skillet. Slice in Squash & Onions. Salt & Pepper to taste. Saute slowly until very tender and veggies are cooked down. Comfort food for anyone from south of the Mason Dixon line !


Many of our vendors have Facebook pages. Pls visit them, and like them !
Drake Road Farmers' Market
Pappardelle's Pastas by Pasta Pazza
Loco Bueno Green Chile
Miller Farms
Croft Family Farm
Peritus Coffee
The Sustainable Spoon
Colorado's Best Tamales
Naturall Beef Company

C & R Farms

BC & R

Barbie Lytle ( representing C & R Farms) has been bringing peaches to farmers' markets for ( almost ) her entire life. C & R Farms is up in Palisade ( a town on the western slope of Colorado). There, at high altitude, the warm days and cool nights bring perfect conditions for ripening fruit.

Barbie also has Pears, Apples, Plums, Tomatoes and whatever else she can throw on the truck !


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
Croft Family Farm LLC Steve and Michelle Cockroft Fresh vegetables, produced organically (970) 371-3134
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour Vegetables grown under row covers in Wyoming (307) 534-2289
Miller Family Farms Chris & Joe Miller Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE ! (970) 785-6133
Mushroom Haus MicroFarm Mark & Julie Kogler Mushrooms, MicroGreens & other Vegetables (970) 235-0149
Honey, Flowers and Fruits
C & R Farms Barbie Lytle Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples (970) 218-6271
Whiteside Honey Michael Whiteside Bottled Honey, Beeswax, Honey Sticks, Christmas Ornaments (970) 663-2486
BigLar Bagels Alec Larbig Bagels: Garlic, Salt, Jalapeno, Sesame, Poppy Seed, Cinnamon, Cranberry (619) 623-4591
Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries Shannon Robinson Fruit Pies ! (843) 697-5872
Rocky Mountain Macarons Angie Terry A variety of macaron cookies (801) 735-3790
Rouxful Gourmet Sharon & Rebecca Campbell Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads (970) 490-1668
The Bread Chic Christie Rich Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles (970) 305-0020
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 (303) 907-7780
Homestead Ranch Heather Ische Goat Cheese, Goat milk products ( soap, lotion, lip balm ) Chicken & Duck eggs (970) 515-2122
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour Wyoming Grass-fed Beef on selected dates (307) 534-2289
Naturall Beef Wrustler Frye Nebraska beef raised with no hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Start to finish at one ranch ! (970) 578-0863
The Sustainable Spoon Hattie Balmer Breakfast Sandwices, Beer Mac n Cheese, Spring Rolls on selected dates. (317) 902-6095
Specialty Foods
Agustina's Mexican Foods Jessi Godinez Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips (970) 691-1102
By Eric Eric Whittington Homemade Jams & Jellies. Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, Orange Marmalade. Fudge (970) 818-6137
Four Corners Products John Kitchens Spicy Condiments, Mustards & hot sauces. Soaps (970) 420-2925
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, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts on selected dates (720) 971-8261
Loco Bueno Greg Greisen Green & Red Chile made with Turkey Breast, also ReadyBeans (970)581-1484
Matador Mexican Grill( late May ) Carol Clem & Paul Michaelsen Snacks made with beer as an ingredient, including Beer Nuts, Hot Sauces, BeerRispies and more (720) 201-9436
Pasta Pazza Nan Zimmerman Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver (970) 218-5521
Peritus Coffee Quinn Schultz Whole Bean, locally roasted coffee (970) 218-2871
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
Turtle Mountain Tea Natalie diSanto Kombucha, Fermented Vegetables ( Kimchi & Sauerkraut ) (717) 364-2223
Vitality Bombs Nora Dechant Virgin Organic Coconut Oil from a family farm in Mexico (970) 689-2324
Specialty Items & Services
Abundant Panacea Deborah Gilmore Neuromuscular therapy and massage (720) 737-2282
The Calico Kids Kendra Jeffries Handmade Clothing & Toys (970)692-1374
Earthly Arts Teresa Somal Lava bead bracelets, occasionally produce and eggs, HENNA ! (970)286-3439
Elevate Chiropractic Dr. Daniel Wallis Complimentary Health & Nervous System Assessment (970) 624-0424
The Acupuncture Clinic of Fort Collins Emma Goulart, L.Ac Acupuncurist, Herbalist, Doula (970) 818-0428
Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary Sarah Josey: Call for schedule Hand-crafted herbal teas, body-care, facial care, aromatherapy & more ! (970) 682-4373
Loveland Soap Company Amber Shepard Natural, hand crafted soaps (801) 699-2694
Pain Wizard, LLC Kris Henninger Pain relieving Cream (303) 521-0632
Rawhide Ranch Barb Moncrief Custom dog leashes & collars, halters, leathercrafts. Plants & Eggs (970) 690-3043

2016 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 2016 Application for Free Space.

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


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