Kids are back in school; time for canning, freezing fruit and veggies |

Kids are back in school; time for canning, freezing fruit and veggies

August is coming to and end, and our kids are back in school. It is this time of year that the canning and freezing increase in many kitchens as we try to preserve the summer’s bounty.

Kuhns’ Peach Valley CSA will feature local, field-grown vegetables including snap beans, cucumbers, onions, greens, flowers and herbs. Palisade and Paonia organic peaches will also be offered, by the pound or the box.

Come early for the best selection.

Olathe sweet corn potatoes by the pound or the bag, peppers freshly roasted, garlic and dill, the beginnings of the winter squash and plums are found at DeVries Farm stand, while the organic carrot cake, gluten free morning glory muffins, flank the peach and apple fritters at Healthy Baker.

Homemade breads including wheat, Dakota 4 seed, focaccia, oatmeal and cinnamon-raisin offer a complement to the many and varied tastes of Cyn Cyr’s jams and jellies, from strawberry lemon to red pepper and onion the options are quite tasty to start your morning or a quick bedtime snack.

Local honey from the alfalfa fields of Silt to the wildflower honey from the Flat Tops — what a way to sweeten anyone’s day.

Fresh turnips, beets, summer squash and rhubarb offer a variety of grilling options.

Farmer Dave has roasts for the crock pot or your smoker to round out your weekend gathering.

The Glenwood Springs Saturday Farmers Market is between Rite-Aid and Executive Plaza just off of Grand Ave from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of October.

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