6/2/2015 Find Your Local Farmers’ Market With Annual Publication

June 2, 2015
Contact:  Wendy White, (303) 869-9174, wendy.white@state.co.us  
Find Your Local Farmers’ Market With Annual Publication
BROOMFIELD, Colo.–  Farmers’ market season is here with tents popping up in parking lots and fresh produce rolling in. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities. 
“Everyone gets so excited this time of year when farmers’ markets begin to open,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Farm Fresh is the perfect resource for connecting people with their local markets and producers.”
The 2015 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, CSU Extension offices and other businesses as well as online at www.coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh. Colorado Farm Fresh is also available as a mobile app for smartphones.
The directory is sponsored by Longmont Dairy Farm and Rock Creek Farm (the presenting sponsors), Castle Rock Farmers’ Market, Cherokee Castle and Ranch, Colorado Centennial Farms Program, Colorado Farmers’ Market Association, Colorado Fresh Markets, Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado MarketMaker, Colorado Proud, Colorado State Fair, Colorado State University, Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Delta County Tourism, Farm to Table, Huwa Reserve, Metro Denver Farmers’ Market, Miller Farms and Royal Crest Dairy.
For more information, to find a location to pick up a free copy of the 2015 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory or to download the free mobile app, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com or call (303) 869-9174.