From basil to sweet corn – what’s your favorite fresh summer fruit or vegetable to enjoy in Summit County, Colorado? You can find plenty of local produce at all of the farmer’s markets this summer.
Dillon Farmer’s Market
Opening for the season on June 10th
Located on Buffalo Street (by Town Park)
Every Friday from 9am – 2pm
Uncle John’s Farm Stand
Open for the season June 25th
Located at the Frisco Marina entrance
Every day from 10am – 7pm
Eating seasonally will change the way the way you enjoy summer! Here are a few reasons why:
It’s Healthier! – When produce is grown in the proper season and under the appropriate growing conditions, it exudes the greatest of it’s natural nutrients. Due to a shorter traveling distance, fruits and vegetables maintain their vital nutrients.
It’s More Cost Effective – Food is easier to grow in season, making it more abundant, less labor intensive and more affordable. You might also find sales for in-season produce because it is in such great abundance.
There is a Greater Variety of Ingredients – ones that you might be surprised that you actually enjoy given the true flavors being showcased.
It’s Better for the Environment – Seasonal produce doesn’t have the travel as far, reducing the amount of fuel needed to transport them. Practices such as chemical eashes and wax coatings are avoided, therefore reducing the carbon footprint.
It’s More Delicious – Food grown in season is significantly more flavorful. Think: summer tomato versus winter tomato…no questions asked!
Many real estate properties for sale in Summit County, Colorado have space to grow vegetable gardens. Have you considered owning a property where you can grow your own fresh produce? If so, reach out to Krystal Knott at Christie’s International Real Estate for the latest available properties in at 970.333.0116, or firstname.lastname@example.org.