Yampa Farmers Market growing into second year
Steamboat Springs — Ready for some homegrown produce, local artisan crafts and great entertainment in South Routt County?
If so, the Yampa Farmers Market may be the place for you this weekend.
Entering its second year, the market has grown bigger and better for 2016, with more vendors, entertainers and community members adding their support to the effort, according to Michelle Mahosky, Yampa Market coordinator.
“The word is getting out,” Mahosky said. “We had a couple of vendors from Steamboat for the last one. More vendors are hearing about us and signing up, so it’s growing all the time.”
The upcoming market — the second of four this summer — is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at Yampa’s River Park, and Mahosky said she expects more than 10 vendors, who will be selling Colorado-grown produce, including local meats, dairy, honey, dried goods, organic Palisade peaches, cherries, tomatoes and assorted vegetables.
In addition, the market will feature a number of local artisans who will offer a wide variety of handcrafted items.
As an added bonus, the Super Fun Steamboat Show will be back for the second year Sunday, providing entertainment beginning at noon.
“(They) did a wild west performance last year, which was hilarious,” Mahosky said. “They’re coming back again this year, and we expect another great show this year.”
For the market’s younger patrons, Mahosky said there will be a number of children’s activities, including face painting, a petting zoo and bubble and sand activities.
And for those who can’t wait to get back home to enjoy the tastes of South Routt, the market will also have on hand a variety of homemade, prepared market foods, including sandwiches, lemonade and pie by the slice.
Although the market is growing, Mahosky stressed there is still room for more vendors, and applications are being accepted for both new vendors and local entertainers.
“I know a lot of people have the skills, and just haven’t come out yet,” she said.
For more information or to apply as a vendor or entertainer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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