Market to Pantry #23: Aspen and Telluride farmers markets, Colorado
From Donna (Cooking+Praying), in McLean, Virginia:
The backdrop for both of these farmers markets is stunning -- the heights of Rocky Mountains. Both are open-air markets and both are open one day a week from June through October. And both markets focus on local food produced in Colorado -- fruits and vegetables, meats (including bison and elk), baked goods, cider, and fresh-cut flowers.
The Aspen market is larger and has a wider range of non-food artisan items, especially a lot of handmade jewelry. But at the Telluride market you can get a seated massage or buy locally produced alpaca wool and still find everything you need for a perfect Colorado meal.
And you can shop at the Telluride market on Friday and drive to Aspen in less than a day, in time for the Aspen market on Saturday.
On Saturdays, for almost four years, we've peeked into Other People's Pantries. There are seven more pantries to share with you.
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Market to Pantry alternates on Saturdays with Other People's Pantries. It's so much fun to visit markets all around the world. There are two more markets to share. So, please show us your favorite supermarket, farmers' market, ethnic market, big box store, vacation find or roadside stand. We'd love to see where you shop for food. Here's how.