GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — “This year coming back and being able to see people and share our produce with our community is so rewarding,” says Jessica Washkowiak with Field of Fork.
Live music, local produce, laughter, and smiles returned to Main Street in Grand Junction after a year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Many farmers use the market to showcase their local produce to familiar faces as well as new community members.
Washkowiak also says, “currently we’ve seen a lot of influx with new homeowners and property owners and it’s a great opportunity to meet the people moving into the area because a lot of people really want organic produce, so we’re very happy to be here, doing what we’re doing and serving our local community.”
It’s not just farmers who were excited to have the market back on Main.
Rykel Menor with Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority, says, “we’re very happy, we’ve had about 80 to 100 hundred on average every single week and that’s been for the full 12 weeks and we’re back on Main Street and the community is coming out.”
Z’s Orchards has been selling produce at the market for more than two decades.
Carol Zadrozny with Z’s Orchards, says, “we’ve been here ever since and it’s been a joy to see it grow and the community come together and support it. Great to see the new generation, I see a lot of young fruit growers and vegetable growers downtown and I’m excited to see the young people involved and carrying on this tradition that the Grand Valley has to offer.”