We love eating local food, and we love that every year we have more sources for delicious, local and organic food in Buena Vista. Aside from the root vegetables, greens, strawberries, peas, onions, tomatoes, peppers, squash and more that we harvest from our urban vegetable garden, we get our food through Weathervane Farm’s community supported agriculture (CSA) fruit and veggie shares, Colorado Local Market, and the Buena Vista Farmer’s Market, held Sundays from 10am-2pm from June 20th-October 10th at the historic Turner Farm on West Main Street.
We stop by the BV Farmer’s Market almost every Sunday, and we often ride our bikes there, as we did this past weekend. Biking to the market and back is always a fun way to get some fresh air as a family, plus it feels good to pick up our local food using carbon-free transportation. My son Heron has a little handle bar-mounted seat that he loves for the view it gives him, and we also took his bike trailer to carry the food we bought.
We departed from South Main, then rode west on Cedar Street, home to some beautiful historic Victorians. Then we jogged over to East Main Street, riding by the gorgeous town hall building. We crossed the highway and continued toward the mountains on West Main Street, waving to Adam, one of the fine cooks at The Asian Palate (inventor, I believe of their excellent yellow curry), as he was walking to the market.
Once we arrived, we made our usual rounds, grabbing a few loaves of bread from the exceptional Styria Bakery. Then it was on to the broad selection of veggies at the Weathervane Farm stand, where we grabbed eggs, corn, swiss chard, and lettuce. We buy western slope apples or peaches most weeks, and this week we picked up 3 pounds of Salida wild plums from Sweet Pea Farm.
A half dozen fresh-cooked tamales later and the family was on the bikes, headed back home. Stop by the BV Farmer’s Market for its two remaining Sundays, October 3rd and October 10th.
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