Saturday, December 19, 2009

Eat Local Year 'Round at the Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers' Market!

As much as we all want to eat locally, it can seem like the pickings are pretty slim during the winter. With all the farmers' markets closed for the season, what's a locavore to do?

James Bertini has created a fix for this problem with his Denver Urban Homesteading Indoor Farmers' Market. Located at 200 Sante Fe Drive and open Saturdays from 9-2, the market is bustling with business even during the winter months.

During a recent visit to the market I sampled delicious goat cheese and lovely local honey, purchased pastured-raised bacon and goat's milk soap. There are vendors selling organic vegetables like onions and potatoes, lots of beef and buffalo, and pastured eggs. I've heard they also have Hazel Dell mushrooms, which I became hooked on after buying some from the Boulder Farmers' Market. James even has some beautiful custom chicken coops on display, which can be purchased by anyone who wants their own backyard flock.

The selection at the market is large, and it's growing as James connects with new local producers. Go support the market and bring home some lovely local treats for yourself!

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