Posted on August 11, 2015 by Krysta Cossitt
Like many in Roxborough, I’m starting to reap the benefits of a vegetable garden. My first rhubarb pie was a success, many dinners have been garnished with fresh herbs and mint tea is becoming a regular afternoon event. My small bounty, however, has left me desiring more flavorful, fresh vegetables. But, until the Roxborough area gets its own farmers market, myself and other residents must venture out to the surrounding areas.
The closest farmer’s stand is at the corner of Titan and Moore Road (relocated from last year’s spot at the intersection of Waterton and Platte). Fresh Palisade peaches are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 6:30pm and on Saturday from 2:30 – 6:30pm. Full boxes of the juicy produce are $45, half boxes are $25 and baskets are $10. For more information and updates on how far into the season they will be around, please call 951-837-3453.
Driving a bit further, into Highlands Ranch, provides fresh vegetable voyagers plenty of options at the Highlands Ranch Market held every Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm, May through November. The Highlands Ranch Town Center hosts various vendors from fresh produce to homemade tamales. To enjoy locally sourced products year round, enroll in weekly dairy deliveries by Royal Crest – they make deliveries to Roxborough every Wednesday.
Since 2010, the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) program has provided over 500 families with fresh, locally or self-grown produce from May to November. Share holders are able to collect their bounty either on Tuesdays from the York Street site or, more conveniently to Roxborough residents, Thursdays at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. This year’s share option for a family of 3-4 people is $475 with several options to add on other products such as organic fruit, local free-range eggs and local grass-fed heritage meat. 2015 and 2016 share options have sold out but a 2016 wait list option will be available soon.
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