Stock up for good winter eating at Farmers Market |

Stock up for good winter eating at Farmers Market

Sam Silvius
Glenwood Springs Farmers Market
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Contributed photoForte Farms of Palisade is selling crispy fresh apples, end-of-the-season peaches and honey from the bounty of the Grand Valley.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – As the number of open farmers markets dwindles this time of year, shoppers can still find fresh local produce at the Glenwood Springs Farmers Market through October.

While Jack Frost has nipped at our nose and our tomatoes here in the valley, the Grand Valley fields of the market’s founding member, DeVries Farm Market, are still in great shape, having missed that initial frost. Fresh pickings of green beans, corn, summer squash and roasting chilis are still available under the green DeVries Farm canopy.

The Kuhns’ Peach Valley CSA stand brings organic honey crisp apples and Bartlett pears, featured next to their heirloom tomatoes.

The barbecue stand serves up hearty chili for the second week, along with their popular pork sandwiches.

Forte Farms has box specials on available fruits, end-of-the-season peaches and peach honey.

Savory Hearth Bakery again brings its renowned peach fritters made with Palisade peaches, and their organic Four Seed Dakota bread made using Colorado-grown organic flour, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and poppy seeds. This is also a vegan bread.

From the maroon canopy of Kaleb’s Katch, the frozen coho salmon and freshly grilled salmon wraps are this week’s special. Kaleb is also taking pre-orders of salmon and halibut for Christmas parties.

The Pasta Girl is carrying five flavors of pesto and an Italian blend pesto. She also has frozen ravioli in flavors ranging from lobster to chocolate hazelnut.

Farmer Dave brings us lean hamburger and steaks for evening meals, along with briskets and roasts for weekend gatherings.

Mesa Forge and Farm brings a splendid, mobile pumpkin patch to the market. Choose Cinderella, Luxury, pie or carving pumpkins. Samples are also available of Plum Daisy’s award winning jams.

Ask any of the market’s farmers how they can help fill your winter and holiday needs.

The Glenwood Springs Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in front of Rite-Aid on Grand Avenue.

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