Farmers Market Spotlight: Steamboat Snack Company
Tips on getting there:
There is limited parking near the Farmers Market so be sure to plan ahead. Plus, it makes for a great morning bike ride.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Get acquainted with the flavor of the Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the corner of Yampa and Seventh streets through Sept. 15.
Each week, 150 local and regional vendors bring their bounty to the market, featuring fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, handcrafted art, lotions, soaps, jewelry, furniture, clothing and much more.
Don’t know where to start with this many vendors to choose from?
Meet Steamboat Snack Company, this week’s highlighted vendor.
Years at the Market: First year
Many remember the Wing-Time brand of Buffalo Wing Sauces — how can one forget the spicy goodness?
Factoid: Terry Brown, who created the brand in 1994, is back with Steamboat Snack Company.
“I decided to take my knowledge and experience in the food industry and create a brand with ingredients that I not only enjoy eating but also that fits into the lifestyle of the outdoor and active consumer,” Brown said.
Specialty: The new company’s first release, Altitude Snacks, is a premium line of dried fruit and nut blends with ingredients like golden berries, macadamia nuts, coconut, currants and pears.
There are four different flavors, each providing three types of dried fruit and two kinds of nuts — some raw, some roasted and salted.
“Our blends provide great fuel for a morning hike, an afternoon bike ride, a day on the slopes or even powering you through that late afternoon meeting,” Brown said. “We are not your standard cheap trail mix with peanuts and M&Ms.”
Be on the lookout for: The Steamboat Snack Company brand is easy to spot with the topographical map lines and John Muir quotes on its packaging that Brown said helps tie the brand to an outdoor, active lifestyle.
Explore will be highlighting a Farmers Market vendor each week this summer.
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