06-01-16 CDA: Annual Publication Promotes Colorado Farmers’ Markets

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Annual Publication Promotes Colorado Farmers’ Markets


CDA - 2016 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

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BROOMFIELD, Colo.–  Tis the season for pop-up tents, community gatherings and local foods—farmers’ market season is here.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 32nd annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities.

“When tents start popping up in parking lots, everyone gets excited,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “We are happy to provide this popular publication to residents and tourists looking to experience Colorado agriculture.”
The 2016 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory features more than 200 farms, ranches, roadside stands, u-picks and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs as well as 100 farmers’ markets across the state.  Farm Fresh also includes farms that offer tours, restaurants using local ingredients, wineries, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and farm and ranch vacations. In addition, the free directory includes county fairs, a crop calendar, food and agricultural festivals and tips for picking Colorado produce.
The directory is available for free at participating libraries, chambers of commerce, welcome centers, visitor centers, Colorado State University Extension offices and other businesses as well as online atwww.coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh. Colorado Farm Fresh is also available as a mobile app for smartphones.
The directory is sponsored by Longmont Dairy Farm, Rock Creek Farm and Royal Crest Dairy
(the presenting sponsors), Anderson Farms, Centennial Farms Program, Colorado Farmers’ Market Association, Colorado Fresh Markets, Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado MarketMaker, Colorado Proud, Colorado State Fair, Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Delta County Tourism, Lulu’s Farm Roadside   Market, Metro Denver Farmers’ Market, Miller Farms and Monroe Organic Farms.
For more information, to find a location to pick up a free copy of the 2016 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory or to download the free mobile app, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com or call (303) 869-9174.