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| Memorial Day Weekend !
If you are a veteran, drop by the manager's booth for a token thank you !
Memorial Day is traditionally when Coloradoans plant their warm season vegetables. We should have some nice tomato, eggplant and pepper transplants available. Remember to keep a frost blanket on them until night temperatures warm up. Or wait until June ( still a spring month ! ).
Knit in Public Day is June 10 ! I am hosting my first ever. Knitters can meet under the Gazebo at west end of Market. Bring your own chair !
Expected to be absent: Gratefully Sweet, Meadow Maid
Pasta Pazza has been to the Pappardelle's Factory and brought back a ton of new raviolis. There are still some available at last year's discounted prices.
If you are interested in Raw Goat Milk shares, visit with Claire at Tierra Bella.
Swarm season is upon us ! If you see a bee swarm, pls do not call an exterminator ! Call a BEEKEEPER ! Mike of Whiteside Honey has offered his cell number ( 970 ) 663-2486 . Bees ( when swarming ) are NOT agressive ! It is an amazing thing to see in nature !
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the Week
Kales are showing up at the market. I was suprised to see so many varieties of this nutritional powerhouse. Truly humans have valued this dark green leafy vegetable throughout our history.
Try some of the larger ones in Kale Chips ! Strip leaves from stalks. Tear into large pieces. Wash & dry thoroughly ( use that salad spinner ! ) Massage 1/2 T of Olive Oil ( per baking sheet ) into the leaves. Spread a single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake at 300 for 10 minutes. Rotate sheet. Continue baking for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet. Remove and enjoy !
Sara Usery & her family keep poultry on the high plains east of Fort Collins. Here, they raise meat and egg birds on pasture, and harvest them ethically.
Pictured are Bourbon Red Turkeys, and some Barred Rock Chickens.
|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 (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 ( 5/6 - 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|
|Usery Acres||Sarah Usery & Family||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|
|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|
|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 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|
|Vitality Bombs||Nora Dechant||Virgin Organic Coconut Oil and infused Coconut Oil||(970) 689-2324|
|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