Recipe: Pear & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Pears have hit the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers Market and although pears are great as-is, we have a recipe for you that puts a fun spin on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich!

Pear & Bacon Grilled Cheese
(1 sandwich)


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons jam (Our recipe calls for currant or fig jam, but make sure to ask one of our amazing jam vendors for a recommendation!)
2 slices bread (Preferably one of our bread vendors!)
2 slices Cheddar
2 sli...


Apricots, Cherries & Peaches Are In Season!

The beginning of July means more than just celebrating America’s independence. With summer in full swing, rising temperatures means delicious crops are now in season! Although you can buy produce year-round in your local grocery store, they are usually frozen for shipping and lacking in taste. Not so at the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers Market. July brings the beginning of apricot, cherry and peach season! Nothing says “summer” better than a hot cherry pie or fresh peach cobbler.



Father’s Day Find

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching (June 19th!) and the Fort Collins-Loveland Famers Market vendors have some great gifts for dad this year like hot sauce, snacks, body care, meat, cheese and more! You could also give the gift of caffeine with Dad’s Blend coffee from Jackie’s Java!

Dad’s Blend coffee is a medium dark roast coffee that is Jackie Java’s best selling product year-round, but is especially popular around Father’s Day. Jackie’s dad actually came up with the blend...


Be On The Lookout: Strawberries Coming Soon!

You’ve probably heard of the massive frozen produce recalls happening lately. You might have even purchased some of the tainted fruits and veggies yourself. As the recalls continue, you may want to consider laying off the frozen fruits and veggies in favor of fresh produce at your local farmers market! The Fort Collins-Loveland Farmer’s Market is in full swing, offering fresh and locally-grown products from merchants across Colorado. June is coming soon, which means strawberry season is almo...


Vendor Spotlight: Bones Du Jour

Sue Carroll, Owner, Chef, and Biscuitologist at Bones Du Jour, has been a vendor with the Fort Collins-Loveland Farmers for 12 years! Chances are if you have a dog and have visited the market, you’ve met her and sampled some of the wonderful doggy treats Bones Du Jour has to offer. If not, here’s a little bit about Sue, her business, and her dogs!


Bones Du Jour started with a $7 rescue dog named Gypsy, an adorable terrier mix. Gypsy meant the world to Sue, and hiked...


Thank You From The Fort Collins & Loveland Farmers’ Market

The 2014 Fort Collins and Loveland Farmers’ Market would like to extend a huge thank to our patrons and vendors for a wonderful 2014 season! We are excited to start planning for next year and look forward to seeing you again soon!

While enjoying the brisk winter weather ahead, remember these three great reasons to enjoy your local Farmers' Market:

1. Helping Local Farmers - All of our available produce is grown locally by a network of dedicated, local farmers. Not only are you gettin...