New Kremmling Farmers Market opens today; continues Fridays through October
June 26, 2008
Kremmling residents and those passing through will now have a chance to buy fresh produce at a newly established Farmers Market.
Organized by Jonathon Hieb, owner of Sweet Pea Produce in Steamboat Springs, the market will be held every Friday this summer at Big Shooter coffee shop in downtown Kremmling.
“I’ve always liked Kremmling,” Hieb said. “I think it’s going to do a lot for the town.
We’ve wanted to get over there for a while now, and we’ve finally figured it out. (The owners of Big Shooter are) friends of ours ” it’s just a perfect fit.”
“We’re really excited to have them,” said Stephanie Scholl, who owns Big Shooter coffee shop along with her husband Shawn. “It seems to have generated a lot of excitement.”
She said travelers like Farmer’s Markets and they give town’s a “small town feel.”
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“We don’t really have anyone in town that makes fresh whole grain bread,” she said. “It’s pretty much they’re deal ” Whatever they want to bring. We’ll see what sells and what doesn’t.”
An employee of Sweet Pea will work the stand every Friday, from 2 to 8 p.m. into October.
The stand will offer produce, peaches, pies, jellies and a bakery will offer bread. Produce will come from farmers in Palisada.
“It’s all organic,” Hieb said. “It’s the absolute freshest produce you can get.”
One of his goals to educate people about the benefit of fresh foods.
“The flavor and the quality is much better,” Hieb said. “It’s got that great garden fresh flavor … These small farmers don’t use any pesticides.”
Hieb has been involved in Farmer’s Markets for six years.
“It really brings the community together,” he said. “It becomes not only a shopping experience but a social experience. People sit down and have coffee and catch up.
“We hope to get some music going,” he added. “It’s a lot of fun when you have the music. It just kind of ties everything together.”
Hieb also has a stand at Granby’s Farmer’s Market each Friday afternoon where he offers the same produce.