Mesa Forge and Farm comes to the table at Glenwood Springs Farm Fresh Market |

Mesa Forge and Farm comes to the table at Glenwood Springs Farm Fresh Market

Mesa Forge and Farm brings their naturally grown produce from Silt Mesa and three generations of farmers to the Glenwood Springs Farm Fresh Market on Saturday.

When the market started in 1984, it fit in with their rotational cropping, which included the sheep and haying operations. The methods have changed slightly.

When the market began the children helped with hoeing and picking as well as the market. If you ask the kids in retrospect, it sure kept them out of trouble, but there are an amazing number of green beans to be found in a bushel, so to speak. Now that the kids are grown and raising families of their own, the work seems to fall to Jim and Mary, with seasonal help from their kids and grandkids.

In cooperation with others, they are also able to offer several natural flavors of local honey and award winning organic jams.

The desire to have a field of green and gold has led to an increase in the varieties of pumpkins and winter squash that are grown. These continue to grow well in the rich soil found on their Silt Mesa farm. Look for these to dress up your fall.

The Glenwood Farmers Market is held Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rite-Aid parking lot at 1412 Grand Ave.

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