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| Peach Season in full swing !
The peach season in Colorado lasts for just a few weeks ( late July through August ). Get as many as you can ! Freeze 'em, Can 'em, Bake 'em in a Pie ! Or just buy a pie from The Bread Chic ! Find organic peaches from Morton's Orchards at Croft Family Farm, or conventional peaches at C & R Farms.
Corn is also available in abundance. Peaches and Cream seems to be the variety that every farmer grows now. I do miss the "old" days, where people planted "early, "midseason" and "late" corn. "Silver Queen" was worth the wait !
Colby's Award Winning Dahlias are blooming. Get to market early if you want to snag a bouquet. He has changed his pricing a bit. Zinnias are $ 5.00 and Dahlias are $ 8.00.
MissAlyss down at Croft Family Farms as mixed bouquets.
Expected ABSENT this week are: By Eric, Matador Grill, Naturall Beef is IFFY
NEW VENDOR: Yeti Cave and Grateful Goat Studio
BigLar Bagels is down near the Gazebo, where you can expect to find Maxine's Treasures ( antiques )
Rocky Mountain Macarons returns with Cookies and Cream as their featured flavor.
Sincerely, Nan Zimmerman
Veggie of the week !
Growing up in the south, we had Squash & Onions every other day ! Melt some butter in a heavy skillet. Slice in Squash & Onions. Salt & Pepper to taste. Saute slowly until very tender and veggies are cooked down. Comfort food for anyone from south of the Mason Dixon line !
Barbie Lytle ( representing C & R Farms) has been bringing peaches to farmers' markets for ( almost ) her entire life. C & R Farms is up in Palisade ( a town on the western slope of Colorado). There, at high altitude, the warm days and cool nights bring perfect conditions for ripening fruit.
Barbie also has Pears, Apples, Plums, Tomatoes and whatever else she can throw on the truck !
|Farm/Business Name||Name||Produce/Items Sold||Contact Information|
|Croft Family Farm LLC||Steve and Michelle Cockroft||Fresh vegetables, produced organically||(970) 371-3134|
|Meadow Maid Foods||Cindy and Mary Ridenour||Vegetables grown under row covers in Wyoming||(307) 534-2289|
|Miller Family Farms||Chris & Joe Miller||Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Cabbage, Melons, Green Beans + LOTS MORE !||(970) 785-6133|
|Mushroom Haus MicroFarm||Mark & Julie Kogler||Mushrooms, MicroGreens & other Vegetables||(970) 235-0149|
|Honey, Flowers and Fruits|
|C & R Farms||Barbie Lytle||Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples||(970) 218-6271|
|Whiteside Honey||Michael Whiteside||Bottled Honey, Beeswax, Honey Sticks, Christmas Ornaments||(970) 663-2486|
|BigLar Bagels||Alec Larbig||Bagels: Garlic, Salt, Jalapeno, Sesame, Poppy Seed, Cinnamon, Cranberry||(619) 623-4591|
|Gratefully Sweet Pies and Pastries||Shannon Robinson||Fruit Pies !||(843) 697-5872|
|Rocky Mountain Macarons||Angie Terry||A variety of macaron cookies||(801) 735-3790|
|Rouxful Gourmet||Sharon & Rebecca Campbell||Cookies, Brownies, Biscones, Breakfast Bars, Quick Breads||(970) 490-1668|
|The Bread Chic||Christie Rich||Sourdough Artisan Breads, Cookies, Pies, Jams, Muffins, Biscotti, Brownies, Aprons, Soaps, Candles||(970) 305-0020|
|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||(303) 907-7780|
|Homestead Ranch||Heather Ische||Goat Cheese, Goat milk products ( soap, lotion, lip balm ) Chicken & Duck eggs||(970) 515-2122|
|Meadow Maid Foods||Cindy and Mary Ridenour||Wyoming Grass-fed Beef on selected dates||(307) 534-2289|
|Naturall Beef||Wrustler Frye||Nebraska beef raised with no hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Start to finish at one ranch !||(970) 578-0863|
|The Sustainable Spoon||Hattie Balmer||Breakfast Sandwices, Beer Mac n Cheese, Spring Rolls on selected dates.||(317) 902-6095|
|Agustina's Mexican Foods||Jessi Godinez||Authentic fresh salsas, flavored tortillas, corn chips||(970) 691-1102|
|By Eric||Eric Whittington||Homemade Jams & Jellies. Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, Orange Marmalade. Fudge||(970) 818-6137|
|Four Corners Products||John Kitchens||Spicy Condiments, Mustards & hot sauces. Soaps||(970) 420-2925|
|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, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts on selected dates||(720) 971-8261|
|Loco Bueno||Greg Greisen||Green & Red Chile made with Turkey Breast, also ReadyBeans||(970)581-1484|
|Matador Mexican Grill( late May )||Carol Clem & Paul Michaelsen||Snacks made with beer as an ingredient, including Beer Nuts, Hot Sauces, BeerRispies and more||(720) 201-9436|
|Pasta Pazza||Nan Zimmerman||Gourmet Dry Pastas, plus Frozen Raviolis & Sauces from Pappardelle's Pasta in Denver||(970) 218-5521|
|Peritus Coffee||Quinn Schultz||Whole Bean, locally roasted coffee||(970) 218-2871|
|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|
|Turtle Mountain Tea||Natalie diSanto||Kombucha, Fermented Vegetables ( Kimchi & Sauerkraut )||(717) 364-2223|
|Vitality Bombs||Nora Dechant||Virgin Organic Coconut Oil from a family farm in Mexico||(970) 689-2324|
|Specialty Items & Services|
|Abundant Panacea||Deborah Gilmore||Neuromuscular therapy and massage||(720) 737-2282|
|The Calico Kids||Kendra Jeffries||Handmade Clothing & Toys||(970)692-1374|
|Earthly Arts||Teresa Somal||Lava bead bracelets, occasionally produce and eggs, HENNA !||(970)286-3439|
|Elevate Chiropractic||Dr. Daniel Wallis||Complimentary Health & Nervous System Assessment||(970) 624-0424|
|The Acupuncture Clinic of Fort Collins||Emma Goulart, L.Ac||Acupuncurist, Herbalist, Doula||(970) 818-0428|
|Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary||Sarah Josey: Call for schedule||Hand-crafted herbal teas, body-care, facial care, aromatherapy & more !||(970) 682-4373|
|Loveland Soap Company||Amber Shepard||Natural, hand crafted soaps||(801) 699-2694|
|Pain Wizard, LLC||Kris Henninger||Pain relieving Cream||(303) 521-0632|
|Rawhide Ranch||Barb Moncrief||Custom dog leashes & collars, halters, leathercrafts. Plants & Eggs||(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 2016 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