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DRFM 2018 Rules

Hours and Location for 2018
Fort Collins, CO: 802 W. Drake Road
Northwest Corner of W. Drake & Worthington
Saturdays April 21 - through October, 2018 weather permitting
Hours 10 AM - 1 PM (no sales before 9 AM)
Next Market
May 19, 2018
802 W. Drake Road
10 am - 1 pm
Music by
Crazy Mountain Billies

Fresh This Week
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Bedding Plants
Cherry Tomatoes
Spring Garlic

Always Expected at Market
Pappardelle's Pastas
Sourdough Breads
Fermented Foods
Fresh Salsas
Baked Treats
Eggs: Duck & Chicken
Kettle Korn>

Open even in the rain !

I will hold market unless the City of Fort Collins issues warnings asking citizens to stay at home.

If you are on the south side of town, The Fort Collins Farmers' Market at Harmony & Lemay has changed its hours. Sundays, 10 am - 2 pm.

As the weather warms, we see more of our vendors return.

On June 9, I plan to host my second Knit in Public. Feel free to contact me if you would like to help with this !

If you are concerned about extremely low milk prices for dairy farmers ( Vertical Integration in Milk Industry, pls consider supporting a local dairy. Royal Crest Dairy is based out of Longmont and will be offering samples of their products at market.

We are signed up to participate in the EBT Program ( Food Stamps ) and the "Double Up " Program.

Some of our vendors appear every other week. Meadow Maid will be here this week with grass-fed beef from Wyoming, and Just 'Ola ! Also, Kaleb will be bringing his Alaskan seafood. I expect to see Matt Diemer with heirloom tomato plants, plus hens & chicks( sempervivums ).

Expected absences: Grateful Goat, Dynamic Roots, Maddie's Kettle Korn, Sunray Natural, Rose's Nut Butters, Rawhide Ranch. ( as of 7:30 am )

I have created a Facebook Group for supporters of the Drake Road Farmers' Market. Feel free to join ! Drake Road Farmers' Market Patrons.

Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman

Many of our vendors have Facebook pages. Pls visit them, and like them !
The Bread Chic
Drake Road Farmers' Market
Meadow Maid Foods
Miller Farms
Pappardelle's Pastas by Pasta Pazza
Tierra Bella Farm
Turtle Mountain Tea
Whiteside Honey

Veggie of the Week

Bedding Plants

We continue to have a nice selection of locally grown bedding. Last week I bought Purple Cauliflower from FC Sown & Grown, Tomatillos from Tierra Bella & Snapdragons from Bayberry Fresh. I like to wait until the end of May to plant tomatoes.



Fauzi Silbaq brings delicious Hummus, Labaneh, Shankalish & Halawa to market.

Each week he seems to think of a new delicacy for us to try. Last Saturday I got the Mutabbal Shamandar, which is Tahini Paste & Roasted Beets. Delicious on crackers !


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

Vendors At Our Market
Farm/Business Name Name Produce/Items Sold Contact Information
Vegetable Growers
Bayberry Fresh Haydn Christensen Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Potatoes, plus more (719) 580-3236
FoCo Sown & Grown Andrea Stuemky & Nick Dufek High quality Vegetable, Herb & Perennial Plants (303) 495-8725
High Mountain Microgreens Nick Sangetta Wide variety of hydroponically grown microgreens - radish, broccoli, turnip & more (913) 284-9090
Miller Family Farms Chris & Joe Miller Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans (970) 785-6133
Tierra Bella Farm Claire Quintero Vegetables, Herbs, Nursery Plants, Eggs, Raw Goat Milk (970) 443-7518
Honey, Flowers and Fruits
Bighorn Blooms Matt Diemer Cut Flower Arrangments ( coming in August ) (970) 213-7217
C & R Farms Barbie Lytle Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples (970) 218-6271
Whiteside Honey, LLC Mike and Dianne Whiteside Honey, Beeswax, Comb Honey, Honey Sticks, Hand Cream, Creamed Honey (970) 663-2486
Just Plain 'Ola on selected dates Hannah Zwakenberg Grain-free "granola", sweetened with maple syrup (484) 680-4970
The Bread Chic Christie Rich Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles (970) 305-0020
Rouxful Gourmet Sharon & Rebecca Campbell Artisan cookied, Sweet Breads, Brownies, Cakes & Bars 970-490-1668
Meats & Dairy
Colorado's Best Tamales Laura Erives Hand-made Tamales, Chips, Fresh Salsas, Tortillas (719) 459-0568
Elevation Beef Ryan & Jacqueline Rhoades Local, natural, conventional, beef. freezer beef by 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, also Beef Box ( 15 # meat ) (970) 457-4474
Loco Bueno Greg Greisen Green Chile Sauces and Dehydrated Beans on SELECTED dates (970) 581-1484
Kaleb's Katch ( 5/5, 5/19, 6/2 & - 10/6 ) Kaleb Walker Sustainably wild caught Alaskan Seafood (970) 367-3572
Meadow Maid Foods Cindy Ridenour Wyoming Grass-fed Beef on selected dates. Also vegetables and herbs (307) 534-2289
Royal Crest Dairy Darcie Ramirez, Customer Contact Samples of Milk. Selling subscriptions for home-base delivery (303) 722-2272
Specialty Foods
Agustina's Mexican FoodsStarting in June Jessi Godinez Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips (970) 691-1102
Cajun Mountain Girl Creations Laraina James Cajun pickles: Asparagus, Beets, Brussel Sprouts & more ! (985) 713-1421
Life's A Buch Rachael Walker Artisinal Kombucha (719) 429-4628
Maddie's Kettle Korn Tammy Cline Kettle Korn (970) 699-0093
Nicky's Quickie Stephen Porter Gourmet Greek Gyros , Salads & Falafel (970) 376-7307
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
Shak-Shouka Fauzi Silbaq Hummus, Labaneh & Halawa (970) 223-0699
Spicy Jamz Joanna Hunter Habanero spiced fruit jams ! (970) 388-1684
Ten Bears Winery William Conkling Wine made in Laporte ( pesticide free ), Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats (970) 566-4043
Turmeric Indian Grocery Mutha Kamaran Sampath Showcasing Authentic Indian Spices sold in their store at 902 W. Drake Rd . (970) 682-9870
Turtle Mountain Fermentery Natalie diSanto Kombucha, Fermented Vegetables ( Kimchi & Sauerkraut ) TMF e-mail
Wander Coffee Kyle Kmetz Small batch roasted whole bean coffee, Also NITRO BREWS ! (970) 305-1224
Specialty Items & Services
Andy's Custom Signs & Woodworking Andy Lewis Custom made wooden signs & wood decorations (970) 599-2948
Donna Bevans, Ph.D. Donna Bevans Novels, paintings, writing workshops (949) 584-2600
Chelsea Toon at Revelation Chiropractic Chelsea Toon Free 5-minute massage on 2cnd and 4th Saturdays (970) 203-5602
Dynamic Roots/Authentic Hemp Company Alexa Vasquez Looseleaf herbal tea blends from homegrown herbs, Healing salves and balms with CBDs (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
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
Metta Designs Ronni Norton Handmade outdoor decor (970) 893-1531

2017 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 2018 Application for Free Space. Please e-mail "manager at drakeroadfarmersmarket dot com" for application.

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


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