A Saturday at Ivywild reminds me vaguely of Saturdays at the mall when I was a teenager, except it’s a thousand times better. It’s best on the one Saturday a month when there is a Winter Market. I like to start with coffee at the Principal’s office, roam around the Market and talk to the vendors about the wonderful things they make and grow, and then get lunch at The Meat Locker.
I learned this weekend that you can get lunch at Bristol Brewery too, on the other side of the school.
The Farm and Art Market is the only farmers’ market in Colorado Springs that only sells locally produced and grown goods. Other markets might sell you something that grew in California or even a product made in China. Not the Farm and Art Market! You are guaranteed that your purchases came from Colorado and most of the time the person behind the table is the same person who made or grew it!
I remembered to show up with a bag this time. I swear every time I go that I’m not going to buy anything, but I always do and then have to carry them around in my hands.
I was tempted by A Joyful Noise Farm‘s produce and eggs.
And Kami Coldiron of the Cheesecake Artist gave me a cheesecake to try!
The gym at the school was so full of vendors that they spilled out into the hallway. You can catch the next market on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10AM – 2PM. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget to bring a bag!
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