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| First of the COLORADO APRICOTS !
C & R Farms will have Apricots, plus two kinds of Sweet Colorado Cherries ( Bing & Ranier ). Here is a nice photo taken by C & R Farms in Palisade.
Colorado's Farm Fresh Directory for 2017 is available at the manager's stand. Pick up your free copy !
Miller Farms has Grass-fed, Grain Finished Beef available at their stand.
Expected Absent: Dynamic Roots, Golden Poppy, Spicey Jamz, Meadow Maid, Morning Fresh Dairy
This week is Pollinator Week. To celebrate this,under The Gazebo this Saturday we will have CoPoCo's Honey. They hope to have an observation hive of honey bees, and will have beekeeping equipment for sale.
New vendors include Cricket Wireless and Pastry Puffs ( cupcakes ).
Non-profits this week include Volunteers of America, and the Unity International Project ( selling MayaNut powder to support a sister village in Guatemala ).
EVERY OTHER WEEK: Some of our vendors appear every other week. This is the week for Loco Bueno
Swarm season is upon us ! If you see a bee swarm, pls do not call an exterminator ! Call a BEEKEEPER ! Mike of Whiteside Honey has offered his cell number ( 970 ) 663-2486 . Bees ( when swarming ) are NOT agressive ! It is an amazing thing to see in nature ! If you see one, react quickly. The bees may not be there in an hour !
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the Week
Sugar Snaps acan be found this week at Miller Farms. They are fat, sweet, crispy and DELICIOUS !
I like to just eat them raw ( some varieties need to be de stringed ). They are also great in a stir-fry, or can be steamed lightly.
While these veggies show up in supermarkets ( imported from California ), the FRESH ones cannot be compared !
Claire Slosson is running Tierra Bella Farm on South Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins. She has extensive experience in farming sustainably ( and organically ! ) She brings lovely vegetables. Last week I saw lots of greens, plus radishes and some vegetable plants. I got a mini-cabbage from her and steamed it whole !
Talk to her if you are interested in raw goat milk shares, or Yoga on the Farm ( Wednesday evenings ).
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|Miller Family Farms||Chris & Joe Miller||Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE !||(970) 785-6133|
|Tierra Bella Farm||Claire Slosson||Produce, including Lettuce, Kale, Tomaotes, Peppers, Beets, Squash, Cut Flowers, Fresh Herb, Potatoes.. Eggs in August !||(970) 443-7518|
|Honey, Flowers and Fruits|
|C & R Farms||Barbie Lytle||Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples||(970) 218-6271|
|Whiteside Honey, LLC||Mike and Dianne Whiteside||Honey, Beeswax products, including Hand Cream, Paw Butter and Candles||(970) 663-2486|
|By Eric||Eric Whittington||Homemade Jams & Jellies, Cookies, Granola, Toffee, Fudge, and other confections||(970) 818-6137|
|FoCo Paleo Bakery||Elise Dietrich||Cookies, Muffins, Breads, etc made without Grains, Dairy or Soy||(303) 257-4718|
|Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries||Shannon Robinson||Fruit Pies made with organic ingredients||(843) 697-5872|
|Just Plain 'Ola||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 cookies and Sweet Breads, Brownies||970-490-1668|
|Meats & Dairy|
|Colorado's Best Tamales||Laura Erives||Hand-made Tamales, Chips, Fresh Salsas, Tortillas||(719) 459-0568|
|High Plains Meats||J & M Meats||Frozen brat sausages, BBQ Babyback Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Beef Jerky & Pierogoies||(720) 261-1471|
|Loco Bueno||Greg Greisen||Green Chile Sauces and Dehydrated Beans on SELECTED dates||(970) 581-1484|
|Meadow Maid Foods||Cindy and Mary Ridenour||Wyoming Grass-fed Beef on selected dates. Also vegetables and herbs||(307) 534-2289|
|Morning Fresh Dairy||Johnny||Noosa Yoghurt, Fresh Milk and Chocolate Milk from Bellvue, CO||(970) 482-5789|
|Usery Acres||Sarah Usery & Family||Pastured meat chickens and turkeys, raised on organic, non soy feeds||(970) 556-5087|
|Agustina's Mexican Foods||Jessi Godinez||Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips||(970) 691-1102|
|Colorado Catsup||Matt Parker||Catsup, Cocktail Sauce||(970) 632-0803|
|Crepetopia||Laurent Provost||Savory and sweet crepes||(970) 786-9833|
|Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness||Danny Ralls||Gourmet Salsas, Hot Sauces, Bloody Mary Mix, Pickles, Pasta Sauces||(520) 390-3138|
|Pasta Pazza||Nan Zimmerman||Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver||(970) 218-5521|
|Purenfusion||Nick Quaintance||Hearty Pops: fruit and veggie smoothie pops||(303) 887-0399|
|Rose's Creamery||Jim & Tammy Rose||Natural Nut Butters||(303) 646-6469|
|Spicy Jamz||Joanna Hunter||Strawberry, Peach and Pineapple Jams ( with Habanero ! )||(970) 388-1684|
|SunRay Natural Farm||Josh & Kirsten Hillhouse||Herb & Spice blends, Tea Blends, Organic Eggs||(970) 980-9393|
|Ten Bears Winery||William Conkling||Wine made in Laporte, Wine Stoppers, T-Shirts, Hats||(970) 566-4043|
|The Sustainable Spoon on selected dates||Hattie Sando||Breakfast Burritos, French Toast, Tacos & More !||(317) 902-6095|
|Turtle Mountain Tea, LLC||Natalie diSanto||Kombucha, Fermented Vegetables ( Kimchi & Sauerkraut )||(717) 364-2223|
|Wander Coffee||Kyle Kmetz||Small batch roasted coffee, Cold brew & hot coffee||(970) 305-1224|
|Specialty Items & Services|
|The Acupuncture Clinic of Fort Collins||Emma Goulart, L.Ac||Acupuncurist, Herbalist, Doula||(970) 818-0428|
|Donna Bevans, Ph.D.||Donna Bevans||Novels, paintings, writing workshops||(949) 584-2600|
|Dynamic Roots||Alexa Vasquez||Looseleaf herbal tea blends from homegrown herbs, Healing salves and balms||(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|
|Elevate Chiropractic||Dr. Daniel Wallis||Complimentary Health & Nervous System Assessment with state of the art technology||(970) 624-0424|
|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|
|Horsetooth'd||Rob Benson||Shirts, Stickers, Hats, Posters designed locally||(970) 691-8155|
|Kornfeld's Kollectibles||Samuel Kornfeld||Figurines and Disney Holiday Ornaments in themed Collections||(970) 481-7705|
|Vitality Bombs||Nora Dechant||Virgin Organic Coconut Oil and infused Coconut Oil||(970) 689-2324|
|Tesla/Solar City||Justin Aarestad||Education about solar setus||970 213 5931|
|Three Trees Wellness||Christie Rich||Soy candles, Cold Process Soaps, Aromatherapy products||(970) 305-0020|
|Wald Designs||Eric D. Wald||Modern, tin planters in various sizes and shapes. Made in Fort Collins||(970) 631-6418|
|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 2017 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, 2016 by Nancy Zimmerman