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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.
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.
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.
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
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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 !
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
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.
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 2014 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, 2011 by Nancy Zimmerman