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Saturday
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April 19, 2014
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10 am - 1pm
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802 W. Drake Road
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Music by
The Seers
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Next week: Sawmill

Fresh This Week
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Greens
Eggs
Bedding Plants

Always Expected at Market
Wine
Pappardelle's Pastas
Alpaca Products
Cookies
Honey
Local Salsa
Bison, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb
Oils & Vinegars
Kettle Korn
Hot Sauces
Breads and Sweet Rolls
Crafts
Dog Collars, Leashes

Opening Date Announced !


We will return to Drake Road on Saturday, April 19. Market will be held, rain or snow... but we are hoping for sunshine !

The Non-Profit for that day is The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Come visit with rehabilitated raptors and learn how injured birds are rescued, healed and released into the wild. RMRP will be bringing an Eastern Screech Owl, a Swainson's Hawk ( pictured ), and an American Kestrel.

Swainson's Hawk

New Blog out there... Fort Collins Farmers' Market by Cecily. Check it out.

CSU offering healthy cooking classes. See schedule at Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center.

There are still some outstanding market tokens bought by customers in 2013 wishing to use credit or debit cards. Please note that market tokens from Drake Road Farmers' Market are honored at the CAMC market at Harmony & Lemay which opens on Sundays in May. Tokens will also be honored by Pasta Pazza ( Pappardelle's Pastas ) at any market they attend.

Blood Drives set up to benefit Garth Englund Blood Center on " April 26 ", June 28 and September 20. The " April 26 " blood drive will be a "different animal", with all donors going to the Garth Englund Center the preceding week being given coupons to be used at Drake Road.

I will update this page as my farmers get in touch with me . There are many returning vendors and quite a few new people.

Thanks to The Coloradoan for a nice write up about farmers' markets.

Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman


Happenings in the Neighborhood


Comic Convention at the Drake Center. All attendees in costume should look in at the manager's booth !


FACEBOOK
Many of our vendors have Facebook pages. Pls visit them, and like them !
Pappardelle's Pastas by Pasta Pazza
Loco Bueno Green Chile
Fossil Creek Farms
Morning Fresh Dairy

Kitchen Herbs

Kitchen Herbs

Down near the west end of the market you will find Steven Brown and his Herbs of Renown ! During May, in addition to his usual herbal offerings he has large pots of tomatoes and peppers for planting in your garden.

His e-mail this week had this information about varieties. "In April and May, I will have Strawberry starts, plus Jalapenos, and Long Cayenne Peppers. I will have following varieties of tomatoes: Brandywine,Martha Washington, Red Cherry, Mountain Magic, New Girl, and Roma – Amish Paste.

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs………… Here’s a sample of what I’m going to have: Genovese Basil, Amethyst Basil, Thai Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Epazote, Mint, Oregano, Lavender, and ( of course... PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY and THYME !





Hours and Location for 2014

Fort Collins, CO: 802 W. Drake Road
Parking lot near Northwest Corner of W. Drake & Worthington Saturdays April 19 - September 28, 2014
Hours 10 AM - 1 PM (no sales before 9 AM)

Links

We are proud members of the Colorado Farmers Market Association. We are also listed with Local Harvest.

In Larimer County there are now at least five separate Farmers' Markets. The Colorado Agricultural Marketing Cooperative offers markets in Fort Collins and Loveland to local growers and consumers. (Emphasis on local here, as produce is restricted to Larimer, Morgan, Boulder or Weld Counties, with the exception of Western Slope fruit). The County of Larimer offers its own market which is run by its Master Gardener volunteers on Saturday mornings starting in mid May. Please note their return to their "original" location in the Courthouse parking lot. There is also a market on Thursday mornings in Estes Park, and Thursday afternoons in Berthoud The Colorado Department of Agriculture maintains a listing of all the registered farmers' markets in Colorado in its 2012 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.



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) 356-6166
SKB Design Steven Brown Potted Herbs, including Oregano, Chives, Mint, Rosemary, etc, Heirloom Tomato Starts Steven Brown
Donoma Farms Justin Norton Chicken, duck & Quail eggs, Greens, Veggies (303) 408 3464
Fossil Creek Farms LLC, Steve Maitland Wide range of certified organic veggies from south Fort Collins (970) 980-4096
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour Organic Vegetables grown under row covers in Wyoming (307) 534-2289
Miller Family Farms Chris & Joe Miller Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE ! (970) 785-6133
SunRay Natural Farm Josh & Kirsten Hillhouse Heritage Lettuces and Gourmet Cooking Greens. Summer Squashes. Old fashioned tomatoes. (970) 980 9393
Flowers and Fruits
C & R Farms Barbie Lytle Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples (970) 218-6271
Bakeries
Homemade Brazilian Sweet Rolls Adriana Guimaraes Brazilian Sweet Rolls with Coconut, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans or Orange (970) 691-0839
Becca's Gourmet Goodies Joanna Riley Gluten Free Baked Goods, Mixes and Prepared Meals (970) 286-1120
Cave Girl Treats( Until May 3 ) Deanna Gillan Grain, dairy and Soy Free Baked Goods (970) 692-9676
The Flour Bin Darlene Bosch Breads, both savory and sweet (970) 613-0461
Rouxful Gourmet Sharon & Rebecca Campbell Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads (970) 490-1668
Sweet European Treats through May Agnes Juhasz Strudels, Tarts, Cakes, Cookies, Fresh Jams (970) 231-2020
Meats & Dairy
Blue Ribbon BBQ Roy Dean Pabst Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket,Sausages, Green Chili, Burritos (307) 220-7398
Kaleb's Katch ( Until 5/24 ) Kaleb Walker Sustainably wild caught Alaskan Seafood (970) 367-3572
Living Water Ranch Natural Foods Shane Elder Colorado Grass-fed Beef, Lamb, Bison, Eggs (970) 590-4391
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour Wyoming Grass-fed Beef, Vegetables (307) 534-2289
Morning Fresh Dairy Allyx Graves Noosa Yoghurt, Fresh Milk and Chocolate Milk from Bellvue, CO (970) 482-5789
Honey
Cheyenne Honey Verena Booth Honey, Honey Candies, Honey Stix, Jewelry and Crocheted Items (307) 630-3915
Specialty Foods
Anija's Tuija Nordstrom Finnish Mustards, Spicy and Sweet Tuija
Colorado's Best Tamales Laura Perez Hand-made Tamales, Chips, Fresh Salsas, Tortillas (719) 459-0568
Cocoa Camellia ( through May ) Susie Klein Loose Leaf Tea, Fine Chocolates (970) 396-2562
Forest Coffee Trading CO Olivia Richie & Garrett Kidd Roasted Coffee (970) 420-5326
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 (720) 971-8261
Loco Bueno Greg Greisen Green Chile made with Turkey Breast (970)581-1484
My Daddy's BBQ Sauce Loretta Stevens Regular and Spicy BBQ Sauces (970) 391-0388
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
Ten Bears Winery William Conkling Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats (970) 566-4043
Specialty Items
The Calico Kids Kendra Jeffries Handmade Clothing & Toys (970)692-1374
Creative Designs by Molly & Delia Molly McKeon & Delia LaJeunesse Earrings, Paintings, Tapestries, Greeting Cards (720) 209-9715
Daybreak Criation Denise & Ron Haines Alpaca products: Yarn, Roving, Hats, Scarves, Felted Soaps, Raw fleeces (970) 484-9420
Fusion Massage Ann Rau Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage, Hot Weather Chillys (970) 232-9092
Legado Alpaca Ranch Ester Nance-Beck & Neil Beck Alpacas, Alpaca Beans ( fertilizer ), Hats, Scarves, Needle Felted mini-pets (970) 568-4060
Pain Wizard, LLC Kris Henninger Pain relieving Cream (303) 521-0632
Rawhide Ranch Barb Moncrief Custom dog leashes & collars, leathercrafts. (970) 690-3043


2013 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 2013 Application for Free Space.



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

Columbine

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