Gilpin County Farmers Market happening Labor Day Weekend!
Throughout the summer, we’ve been watching as other Farmers Markets get creative around how to keep their vendors and customers safe with physical distancing barriers, mask requirements, and hand washing stations. These markets, like the Nederland Farmers Market, have proven that it is possible to keep a good thing going and protect the health of the community!
We are inspired and encouraged by their example, and have decided to run a one-off Farmers Market Labor Day Weekend! We’ll be in the parking lot at the Homestead, 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. with ten local vendors, live music, amazing balloon creations, and so much more! For many of our vendors, this will be their ONLY public appearance this year, so this will be YOUR ONLY CHANCE to stock up on the best that our small mountain community has to offer!
As you know, these events are so important for our community, and our organization. Our grassroots membership based and volunteer powered nonprofit has taken a major hit in revenue by having to cancel our popular annual events like the Spring Cleanse and Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party, in addition to our regular monthly events like our Hands-On Health! workshops and Mountain Mama Tea Parties. I’ll be totally honest with you: WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO SURVIVE. Like so many other small businesses who are struggling, the future looks bleak without dedicated and consistent community support.
Click here to learn more about how YOU can make a BIG difference!
Here are some resources to help keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy in the coming months:
“Managing fear and anxiety during a health pandemic” from theparentcue.org
Click here to find updates from the World Health Organization
The Colorado Department of Health & Environment is regularly updating its guidance for communities in Colorado
Here is what the Homestead is doing to care for our community:
- At this time we will remain open to the public, and will continue to keep our shelves stocked with health and wellness products, fresh organic produce and staple foods. We are open Thursdays through Sundays from 10-3 at 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. Read 6 ways we are staying healthy at the Homestead
- Expanding our grocery delivery service: Deliveries will go out Saturday evenings for those who live in mid to South Gilpin County, and Sunday evenings for North Gilpin and the greater Nederland area. Call 303.582.3001 to order. Click here to learn more
- Working with Gilpin County Government and Peak to Peak nonprofits to coordinate a holistic ongoing community response
Sincerely, Arwen Ek, Director