Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Now in business - farmers markets

The Colorado agriculture industry is off and running for 2006 and that means farmers’ markets are opening. The first one in the Springs is tomorrow - the Colorado Farm and Art Market, 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at America the Beautiful Park. See all the local markets.

The markets continue to benefit the state's economy, with 11 more opening this year over last year. To find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agricultural activities, the Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. The directory is available for free at libraries, chambers of commerce, welcome centers, visitor centers and CSU Cooperative Extension offices. The directory is also accessible at www.coloradoagriculture.com.

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