Farmers Market to open for season June 6

       The weekly Farmers' Market will return to Old Colorado City for its 22nd year Saturday, June 6.
       As will be the case every Saturday into October, more than 20 vendors will set up shop from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 24th Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues next to Bancroft Park, according to Frank Schmidt, president of the Pikes Peak Farmers Market.
       Fresh food for opening day will likely include strawberries, peas, green onions, radishes, bing cherries and “other early stuff,” he said, with many of the vendors driving in from the Pueblo area and a few from the Western Slope.
       Two new vendors this year will be someone who sells goat cheese and another who makes dog treats, Schmidt said.
       The market will also have “extra plant people” at first, he noted.
       On market days, trucks and booths set up in the 00 block of South 24th Street, which is closed off by agreement with the city.

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