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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.
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 !
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
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Cheyenne Honey||Verena Booth||Honey, Honey Candies, Honey Stix, Jewelry and Crocheted Items||(307) 630-3915|
|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|
|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|
|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 2013 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