We are getting really excited for the Gilpin County Farmers Market to OPEN TOMORROW, September 4th at 10 am! You’ll meet these amazing local vendors and enjoy some of the best artisans and homemade goods on the mountain!
Dory Dozens Delights
Dory Dozens Delights is a farm-based cottage kitchen in mid-Gilpin County, Colorado. We live, raise animals, and cook at 9100 feet/2775 meters elevation. Turns out Julia, the head creative at Dory Dozens, lives right down the road from the Homestead! I’m so excited to meet her and try some of her famous homemade jams and jellies!
Three Sisters Weaving
Phylleri Ball has been farming, raising sheep and goats and chickens and dogs…and weaving, and growing, and basically doing everything from scratch for most of her life. Six years ago she moved her whole operation (including her family) from Pennsylvania to Colorado and we couldn’t be luckier to have her in our midst!
If you can’t tell, I’m a big fan, not just because she is a maker-mistress-extraordinnaire, from soaps and baskets to shawls, socks, hats, scarves, rugs and hand-dyed yarn, but because she is a wealth of wisdom. She is generous with her time and advice and care for every item that she makes by hand from scratch with the utmost integrity, and of course, love.
Check out more of her products on her Facebook page here and meet her in person at the Gilpin County Farmers Market this weekend only, Fri-Sat-Sun, September 4-5-6, from 10-3 daily at 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. Black Hawk, CO 80422.
Look Out Here I Come!
Betcha can’t guess what this guy makes? It’s the one product that is making a storm at Farmers Markets in Colorado, and the one ingredient that will transform your cooking from alright to “Look Out!” Amazingly, this garlic and chili pepper infused olive oil is not hot, but you do get a wonderful mouthful of flavor. See what other folks are saying about it on the Facebook page, and check out his website for more details.
Nathan loves showing off his amazing infused olive oil, and he really loves the pleased look on people’s faces when they try it for the first time – eyes closed, slowly savoring, smiling and nodding. Yup, it is that good. Try it for yourself at the Gilpin County Farmers Market this weekend!