Farmers’ Market back for 20th year June 9

       Entering its 20th season, the weekly Old Colorado City Farmers' Market will set up for business again Saturday morning, June 9 on 24th Street next to Bancroft Park, between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues.
       The times are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organized by the non-profit Pikes Peak Farmers' Market group, the outdoor market will continue on Saturdays through Oct. 27. About 27 vendors will be on hand for opening day, most of them Colorado growers offering fresh vegetables and fruits, according to market president Frank Schmidt.
       He said the first day should have bing cherries and “all the early vegetables” (including peas and radishes) plus others in season elsewhere that have been bought. Other offerings include honey, bread, pastries and some plants.
       Unlike the past two years, the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) will not hold a garden fair in Bancroft Park in conjunction with the market's opening day. Instead, the OCCHS event - this year titled Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park - is scheduled Saturday, June 23, according to a recent press release.

Westside Pioneer/press release