As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, farmers’ markets and fresh produce stands are once again becoming the top destinations for outdoor excursions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 37th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more.
“This directory gives Coloradans and visitors a guide to the state’s impressive farmers’ markets culture, agritourism, and other fun food, beverage, and agriculture events,” said Colorado proud Program Manager Danielle Trotta. “Farm stands and markets keep Coloradans directly connected to the agricultural industry, help shorten the supply chain, and bring fresh, locally grown produce straight to our homes.”
The 2021 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory features businesses selling direct to the public, including more than 200 farms, ranches, roadside stands, u-picks and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, 100 farmers’ markets across the state as well as 25 new listings. Farm Fresh also includes listings of restaurants using local ingredients, wineries, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and other seasonal activities. In addition, the free directory includes a crop calendar, tips for picking Colorado produce, and other helpful resources.
Longmont Dairy Farm and Royal Crest Dairy customers receive a copy of the publication through the home milk delivery services, reaching approximately 90,0000 customers. The directory is also available for free through a variety of businesses as well as online here.
The 2021 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory is published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture with generous support from Longmont Dairy Farm, Miller Farms, Rock River Ranches and Royal Crest Dairy (cover sponsors), Anderson Farms, Castle Rock Farmers’ Market, Centennial Farms & Ranches Program, Colorado Farmers’ Market Association, Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado Proud, Colorado State Fair, Colorado State University Extension, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Greenwoman Market, Metro Denver Farmers’ Market, MoEggs LLC and Snow Creek Ranch.
Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in this year’s publication, however, customers are encouraged to contact companies to confirm hours of operation, product availability and business changes due to COVID-19.
For more information, to find a location to pick up a free copy of the 2021 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory or to download the free mobile app, and to find a map of farmers’ market locations across the state, visit ag.colorado.gov/markets.