First Boulder and Longmont farmers markets set for April 4
BOULDER, Mar. 18, 2015—Boulder County Farmers Markets, a seasonal marketplace for locally grown produce, locally produced food products and local artisans, installed new board members and announced its 2015 season at its annual membership meeting on March 7 at the Altona Grange.
New and reinstated board members are Kristy Anderson, owner of Fresh Herb Company in Longmont; Aaron Rice, owner of Jodar Farms in Fort Collins; Dustin Lyman of Famous Brands International in Broomfield; and Chris McMurtry of Wiland Direct in Longmont.
The Boulder and Longmont farmers markets are growers-only markets that support local farmers, ranchers and food producers.
“Farmer sales at our markets in 2014 reached a new record, with the largest growth occurring in Longmont,” said Mark Guttridge, board president for Boulder County Farmers Markets and owner of Ollin Farms. “This year we have some exciting new vendors as well as new events going on at the markets. Customers can expect to see more chef demos, kid’s activities, community collaborations, as well as new seasonal food festivals. The recent warm weather has allowed many of our farmers to get a jump start on the season, and greenhouses and fields are already filling up with crops destined for those first markets in April.”
The opening date for the Boulder and Longmont Farmers Markets, which have the longest farmers market season in Colorado, is April 4. Both Saturday markets will be open through Nov. 21. The Wednesday night Boulder Farmers Market begins on May 6 and runs until Oct. 7. The Wednesday night Longmont Farmers Market, now in its second season, begins June 3 and runs until Sept. 30.
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