By Charlotte Burrous
With summer on the horizon, the Cañon City Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. starting June 4 in Veterans Park. Two days later the Florence Farmers Market will begin its season from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, starting June 6 in Pioneer Park.
The Cañon City Farmers Market kicks off with a variety of vendors coming to the market.
“We’re still working on some special events, but the Bloodmobile is coming,” said Market Manager Sara Buller. “Cooking Matters people will be doing demonstrations. Blue Bison Ranch will be doing a cook off day.”
In addition to having a story time every week, Cañon City Public Library will be doing some level of educational event day, she said.
“Valley Wide Health is going to be a regular vendor, but in addition, at some point, they’re going to send their mobile clinic in for a day and do some screenings,” Buller said. “We have several vendors, one very large one and several smaller ones that have all kinds of produce, greens, seedlings and we have people who do baked goods and all kinds of artisans doing some really cool stuff. We have several local businesses that will be selling their services for profit.”
The Fremont Regional Hospice and JJ’s Helping Paws, veterinarian service assistance will be there and lots of great people, she added.
In the meantime, the 12th annual Florence Farmers Market will feature several vendors, including a bakery, vegetables, food vendors and plants.
In conjunction, the John C. Fremont Library will offer a story time to the youngsters along with other activities.
This year’s market will feature our veteran producers, Musso Farms and Green Roof Farms, a press release said. Annual favorite vendors will offer tamales, pastries, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey and fresh eggs. Michael Dean’s Sandwiches will be available along with Tamales by Brenda and Mexican cuisine from Mimi’s Grille. Handmade wood items /crafts, essential oils, CBD oils, goat soaps and lotions, jewelry, barn wood furniture will also be available at the market.
Valley Wide Health Services also will join the Florence Farmers Market this summer along with other community entities.Both farmers markets will continue each week throughout the summer.