It felt strange waking up Saturday and remembering that the Boulder County Farmers' Market had been cancelled because of the flood. Wondering how the loss of revenue -- not to mention the flooding itself -- was affecting the farmers I see and talk to every week, I called a few of them this past week ... More >>
It's clear when I arrive at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday that summer has finally and emphatically arrived. Fronds of dill have given way to long seed stalks. The peaches are profoundly welcome, but no longer the brilliant surprise they were last week. Not many field tomatoes yet -- though I ... More >>
The farmers at the Boulder Farmers' Market, which returns today from 4 to 8 p.m., take root in unexpected places. Although some come from generations of farmers, others were blown onto the land by the high hippie winds of the 1960s or the current foodie mantras of local and organic. There are farme ... More >>
The big news at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday: Randy and Regan of 2 Rs Farm have strawberries. I restrain myself from doing a celebratory dance around their stand -- which is also heaped with cucumbers and luscious greenhouse-grown tomatoes -- and snatch up three little boxes. Within fifteen ... More >>
Eating local brings different joys and disappointments every year, and there's a big disappointment coming up -- as I learn from farmer John Ellis at the Boulder Farmers' Market Saturday. No apricots this year, says Ellis, who runs Rancho Durazno peach orchard. Or if there are any, there will be be ... More >>
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