Craig Farmers Market sprouting up next week |

Craig Farmers Market sprouting up next week

Downtown Business Association seeks input for summer project

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Locally grown produce like the gourds pictured is among the many things that can be bought and sold at the Craig Farmers Market, which begins June 18 in Alice Pleasant Park. Downtown Business Association will also be organizing activities as part of the Do It Downtown initiative during the summer on Thursdays.

The goodness of homegrown and homemade items will return to downtown Craig next week.

The Craig Farmers Market will set up shop beginning June 18 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. The market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday of the summer through Sept. 24.

Locally grown produce, honey, crafts and many other goods will be on display as part of the weekly gathering.

Organizer Bob Grubb said he is hoping to see a strong turnout of vendors not only at the onset but also in September, which is Local Gardeners Month, and reminds everyone to keep the late summer in mind when planting.

The cost to set up a booth is $50 or $25 per month, but rates are flexible depending on what providers have to bring to market. Call Grubb at 970-620-4243 for more details.

Additionally, Downtown Business Association is bringing back its Do It Downtown shopping initiative, which previously included extended store hours and various unique activities Thursdays.

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Details are still being worked out, including at the regular DBA meeting, this week hosted at 8 a.m. Wednesday by Spirit Pass at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Residents are invited to attend to get more information or put forth ideas at this meeting or any other.

For more information on DBA, call 970-824-7898.

If you go

Downtown Business Association meeting

8 a.m. Wednesdays

Spirit Pass in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way

— This week’s meeting will take place near Spirit Pass and will discuss, among other things, the Do It Downtown initiative for local shopping. Community attendance and input are welcome at any meeting. For more information, call 970-824-7898.

If you go

Craig Farmers Market

Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays

Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue

— Vendors are welcome to sell homegrown foods or homemade crafts at the weekly market June 18 through Sept. 24. Registration is $50 for the entire summer or $25 per month, with rates flexible depending on sellers’ needs. For more information, 970-620-4243.