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July 26, 2014
10 am - 1 pm
802 W. Drake Road
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Fresh This Week
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Bedding Plants
Wild Salad Mixes
Head Lettuce

Always Expected at Market
Pappardelle's Pastas
Alpaca Products
Local Salsa
Bison, Beef, Lamb
Skin Care Products
Oils & Vinegars
Children's Activities
Hot Sauces
Breads and Sweet Rolls
Gluten Free Baked Goods
Dog Collars, Leashes

Finally ! Peaches ! and Chile Roasting ! and Sweet Corn !

Look for the new crop of Colorado Peaches at C & R Farms and at Croft Family Farm ! Also available at C & R Farms ( Palisade, CO ) are Early Apples and frozen Pie Cherries.

Peaches chile roasting

Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture we at Drake Road Farmers' Market can honor EBT cards ( food stamps). This is a great way to get great fruits and vegetables directly from the growers. We also sell $ 5.00 tokens good at any vendor.

New vendors this week are SUZDavis Studio ( seasonal art from found pieces ), and Debra Parker with Norwex Cleaning Products.

Absent this week are Kaleb's Katch, Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness, My Daddy's BBQ Sauce, & Kylla's Kittos. Our Massage Therapist will be Helgrit Howard from Myo-Arts.

Sweet Corn

The Coloradoan has set up a Survey on how our community views the proposed football stadium at CSU. Visit this page and register your opinion !

Blood Drives set up to benefit Garth Englund Blood Center on September 20. Please note that the Bloodmobile will NOT be here ! The Center will be distributing coupons good for 1/2 pound of Pappardelle's Pasta to all donors.

Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman

Happenings in the Neighborhood

FREE RIDES on The MAX until August 23. Check it out !

Vegetable of the week !

Find GARLICS at Croft Family Farms, Meadow Maid Foods and Miller Farms. Ever wonder why Garlic Bulbs are at least $ 1.50 and often more? Because of the time and handwork involved in their planting and harvesting. At left are freshly dug garlics. If they stay in this condition, the cloves will end up dirty and sunburned. To get the beautiful bulbs at the right, garlics must have the outer paper layer carefully peeled back, the tops and roots trimmed, and the bulb cured in fresh air ( but out of sunlight ). A lot of hand work ! Garlics


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
Miller Farms
Croft Family Farm
Living Water Ranch

T R Paul Acadamy of Arts & Knowledge

Cherry Art

T.R.Paul Acadamy has been providing free art projects for children at the market this summer. The craft this week is a Popsicle Stick Harmonica.

The mission of T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge is to teach K-5 students the joy of learning and the importance of expressing individual talent artistically and academically while enhancing community and culture.

T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge is a tuition-free public charter school governed by a Board comprised of parents of enrolled students and talented, committed community members.

This school is open to all students in Colorado and our 47,000+ square foot facility includes: Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade 20 classrooms Special education and GT classroom Library resource center Cafetorium (dining room with stage at one end for school presentations) Art, Drama and Music rooms

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)


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 2014 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
Fossil Creek Farms, LLC( July ) Steve Maitland Wide range of certified organic veggies from south Fort Collins (970) 980-4096
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy and Mary Ridenour 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( July ) Barbie Lytle Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples (970) 218-6271
Homemade Brazilian Sweet Rolls Adriana Guimaraes Brazilian Sweet Rolls with Coconut, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans or Orange (970) 691-0839
Kylla Kittos Jenna Franklin Baked Specialty items inspired by Sweden and Finland (901) 463-0199
The Flour Bin Darlene Bosch Breads, both savory and sweet (970) 613-0461
Simply Baked Lori Jolli Quick Breads and Pies (970) 988-6699
Rouxful Gourmet Sharon & Rebecca Campbell Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads (970) 490-1668
Meats & Dairy
Kaleb's Katch ( Every Other Week ) 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
Cheyenne Honey Verena Booth Honey, Honey Candies, & Honey Stix (307) 630-3915
Specialty Foods
Anija's Loretta Stevens Finnish Mustards, Spicy and Sweet (970) 391-0388
Big's BBQ Sauce Joseph McQuain & Family BBQ Sauces and Pickles. BBQ Catering available. (970) 980-3988
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 Biscuit Barkery of Northern Colorado Val Downing Pet treats and Pet related Gifts (970) 430-6181
DSD Jewelry and Vintage Boutique Danielle Stringer Bracelets, Earrings and Necklaces (970) 778-7289
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
Stone House of Tubac Jim Petty and Carrie Simpson-Petty Decorative concrete finishes and murals (719) 838-1187
Rawhide Ranch Barb Moncrief Custom dog leashes & collars, leathercrafts. (970) 690-3043
The Pink Moose Jennifer and Cody Kalous Repurposed, refinished furnitures (719) 651-5860

2014 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 2014 Application for Free Space.

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


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