A vibrant jumble of vine-ripe tomatoes from Nicholas Farms, in Pueblo, CO.
Candelaria's seasoning packets are engineered for flavoring Southwestern staples, like tacos, salsas, fajitas, and burritos. Each has a base of chilies, onions, and sea salt.
Bright, leafy basil take center stage in a display of prepared coleslaws and tapenades from Ploughboy's deli.
The cavernous space houses several tables, so customers can enjoy a pastry or menu item and survey the market.
Olathe Sweet Corn
The small town of Olathe is known for its non-GMO sweet corn (.40¢). They even host an annual Sweet Corn Festival that has drawn entertainers like LeAnn Rimes and Styx—not bad for a town with a population just under 2,000!
Though most of us probably think of acorn squash as a winter squash, they're actually in the same family as summer squash varieties, like zucchini. Try 'em roasted and glazed!
Onions, squash, and potatoes are among the limited range of fresh produce that Ploughboy is able to provide during the winter months.
Did you know that Colorado is beet country? These guys are your ordinary roasting variety, but their cousin, the sugar beet, is one of Colorado's largest cash crops.
A variety of organic bell peppers on display from Ollin Farms, in Lakewood.
Products ranging from corn husks to chili rojo from Fernandez Chile Company, based in Alamosa, CO, on display.
The purple-streaked heirloom garlic grows best in cool climates, making Colorado's mountainous terrain an ideal environment.
Tied bundles of dried chilies, ripe for the picking!
Mountain Mama Flour
Even the most basic of ingredients is sold local and in bulk at Ploughboy.
Blue Bird Flour
Make that two different options...
Salida Bread Company
When Kerry designed the space, she also decided to include a fairly large commercial kitchen on the property.
"We wanted people to have a spot to start their business," she explained. "Sort of like an incubator kitchen." That kitchen is now home to the Salida Bread Company, an independently owned and operated small-batch bakery that has the benefit of operating within the space that markets its goods (and at no extra cost, to boot).
A wide selection of dried pastas from Joe Bella Vita Pasta Company.
From prepared sausages and patties to fresh steaks, Ploughboy relies heavily on its proteins in the winter months, when fresh, local produce is scarce.
In addition to their ready-to-eat deli foods, which are all prepared in-house, the market has a selection of refrigerated items ranging from locally produced pizza crusts to burritos.
And, to end things on a sweet note, a jumble of Colorado's famed peaches, out of Paonia.
To keep their operation as sustainable as possible, the milk jars are reused and recycled whenever possible.