Yesterday I had a fun time going to the Dillion Farmer’s Market here in Colorado where it was a cool and sunny 66 degrees. The only drawback was that my daughter wasn’t here to come with me. The two of us typically go to all the farmer’s markets in the area, sampling the various foods and goods from the numerous vendors all over the state of Colorado. Since she’s attending summer school this summer she couldn’t join me.
So to make the trip more entertaining I decided to bring my camera and take some photos of those food vendors that I liked best. There were booths with a large assortment of food, from jams to smoked salmon, jewelry, clothing, silver platters, homemade soaps and the list goes on. However, since I write a food blog, that’s where my focus was. Although all the vendors had wonderful items to share these were some of my favorites.
Oh my heavens, these were so buttery and light. I could have eaten the entire tin but, of course I had to share it with my family, and better that I did, otherwise my waistline would not be happy.
Minnie Beasley’s Almond Lace Cookies come in two flavors, Almond Lace and Double Chocolate and even Gluten Free! These tasted so sensational that now I want to learn to make them. Of course, I’m sure I won’t get close to their recipe. Plus, when all you need to do is order these perfect little lace treats in either a tin or a bag online, why bother trying to create your own.
Don’t forget to check out their specials!
This is Bonnie & Carole of Grammys Jam.
These two ladies were so nice and had some delightful homemade jams and marmalades. Of course, you remember I just blogged about making jam in my previous post. Since I’ve never attempted canning before, they handed me a beginners guide to canning and recipe booklet, to get me going. I can’t wait to try it! Plus, through the Ball Corporation, you can even purchase a canning kit along with tips for Fresh Preserving. Check out this video on canning, it looks so simple. I’m definitely going to order this kit. I love learning and mastering new kitchen techniques! When I do, I’ll be certain to share them with you.
Before I left Bonnie and Carole’s booth I purchased a jar of their Strawberry Banana Jam just for my hubby. You know how he loves Strawberry Jam.
Bonnie and Carole don’t have a website yet, but you can contact them at their Minturn, Colorado location @ 970.827.5684 to get a list of all their homemade jams and marmalade’s.
My final stop was at Chef Neuhold’s booth. He makes smoked fish in addition to dips and soups. I tried a sample of the Smoked Salmon that was delightful. I grew up eating smoked salmon but what I loved about his, is the fact that it’s not too salty or too smoky. I could eat this alone, in a salad, on a bagel with cream cheese, in pasta or whatever else you can think of.
In spite of the fact that my daughter wasn’t with me I had a very enjoyable day. Spending the time like I did, talking with the vendors and learning about what they do, made it a far different experience than I’d had before.
As I mentioned, there were many more vendors at the Dillion Farmer’s Market each having unique and wonderful items to sell. Yet these “foodie booths” were the ones that captured my attention most.
Please check out their websites or give them a call. It’s always nice to support the local vendors in the area or wherever you may live.
Which farmer’s market is your favorite to go to and why? Maybe next time we’re in that area we can check it out.
Hi, I’m Vicki Bensinger! I have been teaching culinary classes throughout Missouri since 1992. I offer personalized private culinary classes for individuals and small groups in the comfort of your home or organization.
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