03 May Farmer’s Market in Town Park
Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24, 10 am – 5 pm
Our local farmers—who never fail to please—will bring their produce and value added foods to Town Park. Expect to find a wide range of late summer organic vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash), fruits (apples, pears, and melons), and gorgeous flowers. Additional treasures may include colorful potatoes, a variety of onions, garlic, peppers, winter squash, greens, and your favorite roots including sweet carrots, beets, rutabagas, celery root, and turnips. Honey, garlic braids, and chili strings (ristas) will be hanging around too, just waiting to become part of a good home-cooked meal. Supporting our local farmers may just change your life! There is something indescribably delicious about freshly picked produce. You will be able to tell your kids, grand kids, or parents, “I met the farmer who grew these vegetables!” Thanks to the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, some value added products will also be for sale, including jams, sauces, meats, and teas. Local fruit and vegtable tastings are Sunday 1-3 at the farmers market. Some of the farmers who will join us are:
Lamborn Mountain Farmstead – lavender products
Desert Weyr – meat and wool
Small Potatoes Farm & Bakery – produce, bread
Elk Mountain Farmacy – fermented foods, tinctures
And Viva la Vida Foundation will tell you about their prosperous way of working with the land.
Thank you to Valley Organic Growers Association www.vogaco.org, for sponsoring these farmers! When you return home and start preparing meals using these fresh ingredients in recipes, we hope you will savor the moment, and reflect on the wonderful weekend you spent at the Mountain Harvest Fest!