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Farmers market coming to downtown Fraser

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado

Starting this summer, a Fraser town-owned lot called FRODO will become the site of farm freshness and community smiles.

Plans are shaping up for Fraser’s Farmers Market, set to take place Sundays this summer starting on June 28.

The Highway 40 Fraser location between Ryan Real Estate and Timberline Thai provides “another venue to better serve the consumer and to support the agricultural community,” said Farmers Market organizer Debbie Harris.

Once improved with picnic tables and wood chips on the ground, the lot will transform into a gathering place for shoppers and vendors, adding community-oriented excitement to the downtown, she said.

The Town of Fraser originally purchased the lot to attract downtown commercial development and affordable housing. Symptoms of recession, however, impeded the town’s plans.

Already, Harris has several vendors committed to the Farmers Market, including Morales Farms of Granby and Sweet Pea produce of Palisade. Among other items lined up are coffees, jewelry, massages, soaps, homemade clothing, fresh breads, art and wooden design pieces.

“A whole plethora of stuff,” Harris said, with more to come. She is accepting vendor applications for the summer market until June 12.

“Everyone I talk to is beyond enthusiastic,” Harris said.

The intent of the Fraser Market is not to compete with Granby’s Farmers Market on Fridays, she added, but to complement it.

“We hope that people can pick up stuff for the weekend from Granby and more for the week from Fraser,” she said.

” Tonya Bina can be reached at 887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail tbina@skyhidailynews.com.


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