Glenwood Farmers Market: local, tasty sustainable produce |

Glenwood Farmers Market: local, tasty sustainable produce

The celebration of our country’s independence has now come and gone, and at the Glenwood Farmers Market we are excited to bring you fresh,local fruits and vegetables.

The opportunity to meet with our farmers begins with Ken and Gail Kuhns of Peach Valley CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

Located between Silt and New Castle in the Peach Valley area on six acres, the farm produces high quality, fresh produce. Working members of the CSA, including Ken and Gail, believe in a hands-on, personal approach to production, including tilling, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.

Growing 30 types (150 varieties) of vegetables, 50 types of herbs and flowers, 12 varieties of heirloom apples and five varieties of apricots, along with several other local, sustainable, organic farms, they provide food for about 100 families for 40 weeks of the year.

The small farm operation began here in the ’70s and has evolved since. Once a market garden in 1990, the direction turned toward CSA first and then market production (it was the second CSA in Colorado).

In visiting with Ken and Gail, one can hear their passion to provide sustainably grown, fresh and tasty products. A short conversation about fruit trees, pruning, watering or harvesting and his years of experience and dedication are easily found in Ken’s advice.

A glance at Gail’s bouquets and the love and care that have gone into them is quite evident. From flowers that will dry well to the special herbs included in each one. The assortment assures that the right “one” is there for everyone.

Mixed spring greens, peas and beeswax candles are just a few of the items located at their market stand this week.

More information can garnered by stopping in at the market and visiting with them or on their website

This week’s market is in the Rite-Aid parking lot, 1412 Grand Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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