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Janet Day: Fraser to host Sunday farmers market all summer

Janet Day
Talk of the Valley
Fraser, Colorado

Farmers in Fraser. I’m ecstatic to learn that Fraser will be hosting a Farmer’s Market this summer in the lot next to Timberline Thai. Morales Farms lettuce, spinach, herbs and more will be there along with West Slope or Eastern Plains farmers’ fruit, vine-ripe tomatoes and other kinds of goodness.

The market will be held every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 through Aug. 1. Why end so soon, before late-summer produce and West Slope apples are ripe? Maybe, if it’s successful, the date will be extended. No matter how long it runs, what better way to go into a new week than with a kitchen full of fresh produce?

Coffee Courtesy: Memo to some locals – there’s no residency entitlement at a coffee shop. When you walk in the door and go right to the front of a six-person-deep line to order “the usual,” it’s rude and sends a bad message to area visitors, a couple of whom I watched walk out of one shop after some locals’ line-cutting. It also irritates the rest of us who wait our turn. And for you baristas, how about learning a new phrase like “let me take care of these people first.”

Muscle Makeover. Hiking and biking got those unused muscles aching? Take advantage of this great deal: Marilyn Teverbaugh is offering a $50 one-hour hot stone massage for any local resident or homeowner. Or buy four massages for $150 and get one free. Use them yourself or give them to friends. Call (970) 726-6655 to reserve yours.

Stitches in Time. Be sure to check out the new quilt on display at the Fraser Library. It’s a stunning project of detailed patchwork quilting around images of Grand County. The photos are from the Middle Park Land Trust’s Purely Grand Photo Contest and the quilt is part of a raffle to benefit the land protection organization. One lucky winner will get the quilt when raffle tickets are drawn at the photo contest reception Aug. 28 at New Mountain Design Center/Country Home Outfitters in Granby.

You can take home other fun items and benefit the land trust at the group’s fourth annual celebration to be held at Devil’s Thumb Ranch on June 28. For details about either event, go to http://www.middleparklandtrust.com.

Tracking Trails. I heeded a recommendation last week and sought out the old Bench Trail at Winter Park Ranch. It’s become my new after-work favorite. The trailhead at Rainbo is a bit faint, but it opens up along the ridge above the Fraser River and climbs into the Rendezvous property where new (or new to me) trail improvements and signs have been added. From the top, where there really is a bench, the trail zig-zags down to some others that wind in and out of the trees. Pick up the Fraser River Trail and you’ve got a great one-hour loop.

Inspiring Views. Former local resident Chance Conner spent two years enjoying the view from the Fraser Library while he worked on his novel. “Career Killer,” a fictionalized tale of the heady days of journalism in Denver in the 1990s (Columbine, JonBenet Ramsey, etc.), has just been published by Inkwater Press and is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. Look for a reading and book-signing event up here some time this summer. (Shameless selfish plug – I was the book’s editor).

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