2014 Farmers Market Vendor Applications Available

The days are getting longer, our local farmers are planting seeds, and it’s time to think about CCFA’s 2014 farmers markets. We’ve recently posted the 2014 vendor application here, and we’re happy to report that fees remain unchanged from last year.

So don’t wait. Sign up now and get ready for another summer of fun-filled weekends that promote healthy eating and support our local economy.

Participate in ShedFest 2013!

pumpkinShedFest is the CCFA’s annual celebration of the Arkansas River Valley FoodShed. It’s a time to honor and appreciate  local food and farming, the end of a successful Farmers’ Market season and a chance to kick back, relax and hang out with other folks who have dirt under their finger nails.

Learn how you can get involved! We are still seeking volunteers and restaurateurs and food artisans to help participate in making this year’s ShedFest unforgettable.

Plein Air at Market in Salida September 15th

The Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance is continuing its tradition of supporting the Plein Air Festival, which takes place this week in Chaffee County. Plein Air Artists who paint scenes at the CCFA Farmers Market in Salida on Saturday, Sept. 15th will be eligible to win prize money in the form of Market Bucks. The Market Bucks can be used to purchase goods at CCFA’s Farmers Markets in Salida, Buena Vista, or Canon City. The artists’ work will be judged at the market, and the prizes will be awarded at noon. Prizes are as follows:

First place will win $45 in Market Bucks

Second place will win $35 in Market Bucks

Third place will win $20 in Market Bucks

Plein Air at CCFA Farmers Market in Canon City July 28th

If you haven’t visited the CCFA Farmers Market in Canon City yet, this Saturday, July 28th would be a great time to do so. From 10 am to 12 noon, local artists will be capturing the flavor of the Market with their paintbrushes. For details, see the flyer or call Mary at 719-371-5405

The Market is held at the Abbey from 9 am to 1:30 pm.