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| NOT OPEN TODAY 4/29
One of the pitfalls to being the first outdoor market to open is the iffy spring weather. I am sorry to cancel today's market.
Thanks to The Coloradoan for an article on the Outdoor Farmers' Market season beginning !
The longer days have my chickens laying well. I see lots of eggs at the market ( Usery Acres and Sunray Farms ). Usery Acres also has processed meat birds, and Sunray has DUCK EGGS
Knit in Public Day is June 10 ! I am hosting my first ever. Knitters can meet under the Gazebo at west end of Market. I am still looking for a volunteer to help organize this.
Expected to be absent: Everyone !
Next week, consider supporting Home Grown Food. This organization has a mission to inspire individuals to grow food ! They will sponsor a Starter Barter Event at Avogadro's Number on May 6.
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the Week
Here is Chris of Miller Farms holding up some of their fresh purple asparagus.
Have you tried roasting asparagus ? Is so easy ( and delicious ! ) Preheat oven to 425 , oil a shallow baking dish and spread the washed/dried asparagus in a single layer. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil, grind Sea Salt & Pepper over the stalks,and toss to coat. Bake for 25-20 minutes, stirring once. Optional: Grate Parmesan Cheese over before serving.
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|The "A " Team Farm||Todd Allvord||Microgreens||(970) 412-9835|
|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 (starting in early July )||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|
|Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries||Shannon Robinson||Fruit Pies made with organic ingredients||(843) 697-5872|
|The Bread Chic||Christie Rich||Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles||(970) 305-0020|
|Rouxful Gourmet ( Late May )||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|
|Kaleb's Katch ( 4/29 - 6/3 )||Kaleb Walker||Sustainably wild caught Alaskan Seafood||(970) 367-3572|
|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|
|Usury Acres||Sarah Usery||Pastured meat chickens and turkeys, raised on organic, non soy feeds||(970) 556-5087|
|Agustina's Mexican Foods||Jessi Godinez||Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips||(970) 691-1102|
|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|
|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 /TD>|
|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 starting May 6||Kyle Kmetz||Small batch roasted coffee, Cold brew & hot coffee||(970) 305-1224|
|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|
|The Foodist Bucket List: Fort Collins, Colorado||Iver Marjerison on 5/13 & 27||A guide-like book for food/drink/agritourism in Fort Collins||(701) 570-5503|
|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|
|SunRay Natural Farm||Josh & Kirsten Hillhouse||Herb & Spice blends, Tea Blends, Organic Eggs||(970) 980-9393|
|Tesla/Solar City||Justin Aarestad||Education about solar setus||970 213 5931|
|Three Trees Wellness||Christie Rich||Soy candles, Cold Process Soaps, Aromatherapy products||(970) 305-0020|
|Wald Designs||Eric D. Wald||Modern, tin planters in various sizes and shapes. Made in Fort Collins||(970) 631-6418|
|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