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Written by: Ellen Bell, Colorado Master Gardener

As spring turned to summer it was not at all clear if the Farmer’s Marketeers would be able to hold their annual market this year. Happily, with a lot of hard work, perseverance and dedication by a few Marketeers the market started on the 4th of July and ran until the middle of September.

Farmers Markets were designated “essential” by the State of Colorado. Even though it is an outdoor venue, booths were set up for social distancing and masks were encouraged.

Crowd size was good; most Saturdays saw 300-400 attendees throughout the day. A    pleasant variety of vendors set up this year including but not limited to; Musso’s, Palisade Peaches, Paula’s Kozy Kitchen Baked Goods and the Chocolate Chic. A new booth, a sign of the times, was selling custom masks.

The Master Gardener booths were selling produce, herbs, irises and helping the public with gardening questions as they do each year.

If you missed the market this year remember to plan a visit next year. See you in 2021!

display board with pictures of various varieties of iris flowers

various potted plants with green leaves

From the Ground Up, Fall 2020