Farmers Market starts June 12

       The annual Old Colorado City Farmers' Market will reopen for the season Saturday, June 12.
       Through a rental arrangement with the city, the private non-profit corporation will close off 24th Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues every Saturday through the end of October, selling farm-grown products along with prepared foods and plants from truckbeds and booths.
       The market times will be 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
       About 25 sellers are expected for the opening day. Early-season fruits and vegetables should include cherries, lettuce, peas and asparagus, according to Frank Schmidt, president of the Farmers' Market. Among the prepared foods will be bread, goat cheese, fresh meat, candy and hot tamales. Plants will also be sold.
       Schmidt said he sees no problems with the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) setting up a small neighboring fair on its museum property at 1 S. 24th St. on Saturdays through the end of August (See story, Page 1). He figures it could help both entities.
       “They'll take advantage of our market, and we'll take advantage of what they're doing,” Schmidt said. “It'll all work out.”

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