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Monument, CO - 10 Great Things to Do (Part 4)

Monument, CO - 10 Great Things to Do (Part 4)Farmer's Market

4. Farmer's Market

Monument, CO, 80132, has several Farmer's Markets. Farmer's and Distributors from both far and local parts of Colorado come to sell their produce and products at the Farmer's Market.

Offerings at the markets range from breads, veggies and fruit, to purses, jewelry, candles, soap and more! Even wrought iron yard ornaments!

I stopped in at both of them this morning, and bought some peaches, corn, beets, and bread. But also available were apricots from Pueblo, melons from Rocky Ford, local handiwork from kniters and crocheters, buffalo meat burgers, BBQ brisket and pork. Gosh, there was even strawberry crepes!

The two popular crops Colorado is know for, and that you can get at Monument Farmer's Markets are Palisade's Peaches and Olathe Corn

Peach Festival

 Palisade Peaches are sweet and juice, and smaller than an apple. They come from Palisades, CO and they have an annual festival. This year, it will be August 13 - 16, 2009. Tons of people attend the event.

 

 

Olathe Sweet Corn

 

Olathe grows the sweetest corn ever! They also have an annual Sweet Corn Festival. It's this weekend, starting on July 31, 2009 and runs thru today, August 1, 2009. So, you'd best get a move on if you're going. Clint Black is the featured performer this year!

If you can't make it to the festivals, no worries, check out one of the three Farmer's Markets in Monument.  Here's where and when: 

Saturday Morning, 7:00 am to 11:00 am
On 105, behind Starbuck's
On Second Street, at the Elementary School

Wednesday afternoon, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
At the newly rennovated Sundance Lodge

Stop by, you'll have a great time, and get some really taste, good-for-you food. Oh, and bring your dog...seems like everyone does!

Monument Farmers Market

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 9 commentsMarianne Snygg • August 01 2009 10:43AM

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Hey, Marianne. You have to love farmer markets, it just does not get any fresher than that. YUM, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Jim, how right you are! And I'll bet you all have quite a few in Charleston! I'd love to see photos of yours and hear about them. Plus you'll get 1000 points for the piece as part of Active Bob's local challenge. I'll check in with you soon.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Mmmmmm, two of the best things about living on the Western Slope, Olathe Sweet corn and Palisade peaches! The best!  I will have to check out the Farmers Market in Monument sometime, sounds like fun!

Posted by c m about 10 years ago

Ditto! Palisade Peaches and Olathe Sweet corn! Some of the best parts of Colorado. 

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 10 years ago

Cheryl and Mary: Last weekend when I ran out to shoot the photos and do the post, I went to both Farmer's Markets. I just can't imagine why we have  two of them. I got the peaches at the one behind Starbucks, and the corn at the one on Second street. Peaches were too pricey! Corn wasn't as wonderful as some I've had from King Souper.  ;(

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago

How about a Rocky Ford melon?  Sometimes I splurge on the stuff I love, and a single Palisade peach is worth it to me! =o)

Posted by c m about 10 years ago

Oh man, Cheryl, I love Rocky Ford Melons. Darn, I wish I hadn't forgotten them!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Marianne, I love farmers markets.  We really don't have any here and I do miss them.  My last time to be at a farmers market is Union Square in NYC with my daughter.  I will have to share the ones in Monument with my sister.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel, does your sister live here? If she's the one that lives in Elizabeth, she should enjoy the short trip down here to get some of the great produce at our markets. But, I'll bet they have a bunch in her area, too. You know, that's a good thing to know about Texas...it's such a nice part of summer.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago

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