Garden Fair joins market opening

       The second annual Garden Fair at Bancroft Park will be Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the free event will once again coincide with the opening day of the Farmers' Market (located next to the park on 24th Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market, scheduled summer Saturdays through October, offers fresh fruits and vegetables from up to 30 Colorado growers, along with items such as honey, bread, pastries and some plants.
       The Garden Fair will feature CSU Extension Service Master Gardeners, who will be available to answer questions and share information about high-altitude gardening.
       Visitors to the fair will also find displays of perennial plants and herbs, plus artists and crafters' booths. In addition, the OCCHS will open the 1859 Garvin Cabin in Bancroft Park, as well as its Old Colorado City History Center and Museum across the street from the park at 1 S. 24th St.
       The event is a fund-raiser for the volunteer Historical Society, which retains the proceeds from the booth rentals.
       The Farmers' Market, starting its 19th season on the Westside, will be minus one of its original vendors - Colorado Springs grower Conrad Theisman. According to market manager Frank Schmidt, Theisman, age 93, has finally decided to retire.
       For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225.

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