Monument, CO - 10 Great Things to Do (Part 4)
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!
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 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!
Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
ERA Herman Group Real Estate
Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate