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Nothing Better Than Local

Posted by Kelly Kniffin on September 9, 2017
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Durango Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings during May through mid-October!  You will find fresh fruits, veggies and herbs, bread, flowers, pottery, live music and much more as vendors set up in the First National Bank parking lot on West 9th Street.  

Local agriculturalists, artisans, ready-to-eat, and service vendors set-up to share the fruits of their labor with the Durango community.  Each product changes a bit through the season, but this September, the market brims with fresh, local, seasonable vegetables. I do my best to arrive early each Saturday morning to get my week’s supply!  

It’s Durango Farmers Market rules that all agricultural and artisan vendors grow or produce all their goods themselves, and the market only hosts products hailing from our local region: La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan Colorado, and San Juan New Mexico Counties. 

Besides the wonderful tomatoes, beets, squash and lettuces, the end of summertime brings chile-roasting season! It took me a while to figure out what the chiles were all about, but now, I am hooked! Every year, I purchase a large bag of fire roasted chiles. I prep and freeze them to last throughout the year. Egg dishes and all kinds of burgers usually get most of the heat, but I have also been known to soak the chiles in tequila to make a spicy margarita.  

At the Durango Farmers Market, you have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the farmers, artisans, vendors, and performers to learn more about their local ways and methods. The market always reminds me of how amazing our locale really is! 

Nothing tastes or looks better than local! See you next Saturday! 


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