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New Friday evening farmer’s market starts in Gypsum on June 15

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A new farmers market will take place in Gypsum this summer every Friday evening starting June 15. The market will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will have produce from Clark Farms, fresh Seafood from Kaleb’s Katch, grass fed beef from Gerard Family Beef and more.

Gypsum is hosting the first annual Down Valley Farmers Market every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting June 15.

The market, which will take place in the Gypsum Recreation Center Parking Lot, will run all summer until Sept. 15.

"We felt that a farmers market was a need on the western end of Eagle County," said Special Projects Coordinator Krista DeHerrera. "There has been a growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. The Down Valley Farmers Market allows consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce. We are hoping to add vendors to the market so we can provide a nice selection of goods."

GREAT SELECTION

Weekly the market will feature produce from Clark Farms, of Palisade; Fresh Seafood from Kaleb's Katch based in Gypsum; grass-fed beef from Gerard Family Beef, also based in Gypsum; snacks from Mountain Man Nut & Fruit, based out of Eagle; fresh baked goods by The Upper Crust Bakery out of Basalt and KK Pottery will offer pottery form local artisans.

The market will also be host two local food trucks — Turgeon's Wood fired Pizza and Ekahi Grill will be at the market weekly.

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LIVE MUSIC

On a monthly basis, the market will also feature Live Music Fridays at 5 p.m. The town of Gypsum has hosted live music at Lundgren Amphitheater traditionally each summer and that will continue as part of the farmers market, along with additional vendors to make a great evening of shopping, eating and grooving to great tunes.

And if a beer is what you are after, then the Gypsum Chamber and Bonfire Brewing Co. have partnered to put on a beer garden during the live music. There will be $3 cans of Bonfire select beers.

Kids will have fun, too. A bounce castle will be erected for the Live Music Fridays, and as a treat on Sept. 14, the market will host pony rides compliments of Mountain Valley Horse Rescue.

New vendors are welcome to participate in the market, as well. Contact Krista DeHerrera at 970-524-1727 or visit http://www.gypsumfarmersmarket.com for more information.