The first three weeks of the farmer’s market are under our belts. We are pleased with the vendors that we have this year, and we keep adding to the variety as more vendors hear about our market and want to come and participate.
Something that has been quite beneficial to the market this year is that we have food vendors that are offering attendees and vendors alike choices in actually having something to eat while at the market. We have a vendor that is cooking up Sangre’s Best Beef and offering cheeseburgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill, served with salad, dessert and a drink for a reasonable price.
We have the Rocky Mountain Food Truck setting up in the market on Wednesdays. They are offering breakfast for the early birds and then switching to lunch later in the morning. Last week she had street tacos that were a big hit with everyone that I spoke to that ate lunch there.
Another vendor that is bringing fresh produce, pasture raised chicken, pork and beef is Nola Naturals from Howard, CO. They were at the market last year and for people that are looking for organically raised meats and other produce, they are a good place to look.
On a less happy note, the market has been informed by the Town of Westcliffe that having the market at Jess Price park is a safety hazard. They are saying that starting next year, we will no longer be able to rent the park and hold the market there. They have yet to let us know where they want to move us, but if you like having the market easily accessible, please let the powers that be know that moving the market is not in the best interest of the town’s residents or the market.
I have created a petition at the following link: Save the Market petition and if you would like to let the “powers that be” know that you like having the market where it is and would be willing to digitally sign the petition, please click on the link.
Come out and join us at 9:00 tomorrow morning to get your fresh vegetables and other goodies from the market. We are open on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 1:00 and would love to see you there.