Farms, Markets, Gardens: Our Week in Pictures

You may have noticed a distinct lack of posts recently at Nourished Kitchen, but we’ve been busy here in the high country – gardening, marketing, visiting farms … laying in hammocks.  But rather than tell you just how overwhelming our week has been and just how overworked we are (read: unbearably), I thought I’d give you a brief glimpse of our week in pictures.  If you’d like to see more, follow Nourished Kitchen on Flickr or Facebook.  And, in case you’re wondering, I have a beautiful watermelon gazpacho recipe waiting for you next week.

Farm Visits

We visited our favorite farms – met the cows from our herdshare and the pasture raised hens that provide our eggs. From the cows Nettle and Buttercup to the pasture-raised hogs and truly free-roaming chicken.

nettle the cow

pasture-raised poultry

Sunday Farmers Market

We spent Sunday at the market, chalking out the street, chatting with farmers, artists, shoppers and community members – and loving the fresh flowers, artisan foods and hand-crafted art.

Crested Butte Farmers Market - Sunday, June20th

flowers at the market

pickles at the farmers market

Community Gardens

We visited the gardens in the community – from the container garden at the library to the community garden where we’ll be growing gifted collard greens and, eventually, turnips, radishes and greens.

library garden community garden in crested butte

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  1. Julie says

    I miss Colorado. We lived there for many years and had to relocate but how we wish we were still there. The pictures are lovely. Thanks.

  2. Darcy says

    Your pictures are beautiful! After reading so much about Farmer’s Markets on your blog, we decided to try one ourselves. The Franklin Farmer’s Market in Franklin, TN while no where near the size of yours was everything you described. From the farmers being on hand with baskets of fresh vegetables, artisan breads and cheeses to a lavender farm bringing huge, bright bundles of lavender. The whole experience was one of delight! Thanks for encouraging us to go.

  3. says

    Awesome pictures. I plan on visting the farm I just bought my grass fed cow from sometime in July. I will be taking a lot of pictures and hope to interview the farmers as well and catch it on video.

    I bought a 1/2 grass fed cow for the first time and the experience was awesome. And, everyone LOVES the meat. It was only $2.88 lb. which is cheaper then the grain-fed beef. And we got all steak cuts too!

  4. says

    Beautiful pictures! It makes me miss Colorado so much! I can almost smell it…
    We’ve been enjoying berry season here in Iowa.
    Looking forward to your Watermelon recipe!

  5. Monika says

    Love the pictures… I miss the mountains (grew up in the Alps). And how I wish our farmer’s market was even just half the size of yours…

  6. says

    I am lucky where I live in upstate NY. We have at least a dozen local farmer’s markets throughout the week and a big one in Ithaca NY (about an hour away) that is worth the beautiful drive up on the weekend.
    Yesterday morning I stopped and picked up spinach, regular& baby turnips, beets, red lettuce, sugar peas and pea sprouts, an assortment of baby squash, a lemon cranberry scone and a mini strawberry rhubarb pie (also organic). Last night we had roasted baby turnips and beets for dinner-yum! While we are waiting for the bounty from our own garden, I love visiting these markets and enjoying the local produce. I can make at home gourmet fare that we would spend big bucks on if we ate it at a restaurant! The stuff at the grocery store just doesn’t compare. I’ll be making homemade salad dressing for my lettuce tonight with the recipes from my real food cooking class! Thank you!
    ps-I want to plant a big kiss on Nettle’s forehead. She looks so sweet!

  7. Cindy says

    Golly,
    Thanks for the post – the photos make me homesick. My family spent many years at 10,000 feet outside of Pitkin and Gunnison and a trip to Crested Butte was always such treat! Thanks again for the photos and keep more coming!

  8. Alex at A Moderate Life says

    Jenny! it all looks so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse into your happy world! I SO would love to go to that farmers market. I adore the union square green market in NYC, but your scenery is FAR more divine! :)

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