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Sidewalk sales and fall crops featured at downtown GJ farmers market

Brittany Markert
bmarkert@gjfreepress.com
Downtown Grand Junction's farmers market is coming to a close on Sept. 18. Autumn crops are coming in and summer crops like peaches are diminishing.
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WHAT: Downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market

WHEN: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Third through Seventh streets along Main Street, Downtown Grand Junction

COST: Free to attend

INFO: www.downtowngj.org

Get the deals of the season during the Thursday, Sept. 10, sidewalk sale in downtown Grand Junction, in conjunction with the farmers market.

Businesses like Pollux, Colorado Baby, Tangle, Shade Tree and Outwest Books are expected to participate.

“We participate in everything Main Street,” said Rob VanGogh of Shade Tree.

Marya Johnson of Out West Books (533 Main St., Grand Junction) will have hardback books for 30 percent off and miscellaneous items like candles and non-book items for 50 percent off.

Allison Blevins explained the concept came from a back-to-school sidewalk sale that happened years ago. She decided to host the event again and that it would work perfect in partnership with the farmers market.

“This is a great time for retailers to make space for their holiday items,” she said. “And it also highlights the wonderful and diverse goods that our local retailers carry.”

Tangle, owned by Blevins, (525 Main St., Grand Junction) will have 30-50 percent off many fabrics and yarn.

TRANSITION OF CROPS

Thursday, Sept. 10, will mark the second to last farmers market of the season and summer crops are beginning to diminish including peaches.

Blain Diffendaffer of Blaine’s Tomatoes and Farmacy Farms explains some crops are done for the season while others are making a second round after summer.

His crops that are diminishing are green beans, edamame, potatoes and melons. Lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, peppers and root crops (carrots, beets, turnips) are coming into play and will continue to be offered through the first freeze.

“It really depends on when the seeds were planted,” he said.

Squash and basil are other crops that he is currently harvesting.

For what crops will be available at the farmers market each week, visit http://www.downtowngj.org.


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