Broomfield, Colo. — As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, farmers’ markets and fresh produce stands are once again top destinations for outdoor excursions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 38th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory will help consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more in their local areas. The 2022 edition is also available in Spanish

“The Farm Fresh Directory gives Colorado locals and visitors a guide to the state’s impressive farmers’ markets culture, agritourism, and other fun food, beverage, and agriculture events,” said Colorado Proud Program Manager Danielle Trotta. “Farm stands and markets keep Coloradans directly connected to the agricultural industry, help shorten the supply chain, and bring fresh, locally grown produce straight to our homes.”

The 2022 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory features a variety of businesses selling directly to the public, including more than 200 farms, ranches, roadside stands, u-picks and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, more than a 100 farmers’ markets across the state, and this year features 36 new listings. Farm Fresh also includes listings of restaurants using local ingredients, wineries, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and other seasonal activities. In addition, the free directory includes a crop calendar, tips for picking Colorado produce, and other helpful resources.

Longmont Dairy Farm and Royal Crest Dairy customers receive a copy of the publication through the home milk delivery services, reaching approximately 75,000 customers. The directory is also available for free through a variety of businesses as well as online here (Spanish version here). 

The 2022 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory is published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture with generous support from Denver Metro Farmers’ Market, Longmont Dairy Farm, Miller Farms, Rock River Ranches and Royal Crest Dairy (cover sponsors), Anderson Farms, Castle Rock Farmers’ Market, Centennial Farms/Ranches Program, Colorado Farmers’ Market Association, Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado Grain Chain, Colorado Proud, Colorado State Fair, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Elevation Mountain Grown Herbal Tea, LLC, and Old Grove Pastures.

Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in this year’s publication, however, customers are encouraged to contact companies to confirm hours of operation, product availability and business changes due to COVID-19.

For more information, to find a location to pick up a free copy of the 2022 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory and to find a map of farmers’ market locations across the state, visit ag.colorado.gov/markets.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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