By Elizabeth Woessner | Online Editor
Located on the grounds of the South Broadway Church, the Broadway Farmers’ Market takes place from 5-9pm on Wednesday evenings. This small intimate market has a live band and lots of picnic tables to enjoy your farmers’ market finds. We wandered the stalls, talked to some amazing vendors, and tasted lots of delicious fare. Here are out top five finds:
1. Deliciousness by Red Camper Picnic Supplies
A cross between a jam and a sauce, Deliciousness spikes ripe fruits with just enough booze to liven up the party. Watch out the tequila-spiked jalapeño sauce is HOT. It would make a great addition to your favorite salsa recipe or as a way to spice your morning eggs. Another delectable option is the Colorado Peach Whiskey Sauce, their signature and original flavor, which won a Blue Ribbon at the Denver County Fair. Pour it on pancakes, use it to marinate pork, or even create your own cocktail—the uses are endless. redcamper.com
2. Eat A Peach Farms
The Eat A Peach stand was overflowing with cherries, miniature peppers, tomatoes, and a slew of ripe, colorful produce. Eat A Peach operates on a 17-acre orchard where they grow 13 varieties of peaches (coming soon!), cherries, apricots, plums, pears, and more. They donate any produce they can’t sell to local food banks so that nothing goes to waste. We bought a bunch of cherries and used them to make a light, puffy clafoutis. The recipe is adapted from an old Julia Child favorite and makes a wonderful, not too sweet dessert or can be served as a show-stopping brunch offering.
Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
1-1/4 c whole milk
2/3 c granulated sugar (divided in half)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c flour
3 c cherries, pitted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, combine milk, 1/3 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and flour and process until the mixture is combined and frothy. Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of a 9-inch tart pan. Place in oven and bake for about 7 minutes until the mixture has formed a thin crust.
Leave oven on and remove the tart pan. Scatter cherries over the set batter and sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup sugar on top of the cherries. Then pour the rest of the batter into the pan. Return to oven and bake for one hour until browned, set, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.
3. DiFranco’s to Go
We were surprised to see members of the Capitol Hill-based DiFranco’s team hawking delicious Italian things at the farmers’ market. It’s the perfect spot to pick up all the fixings for a Wednesday night dinner. Three housemade pasta sauces—pesto, prosciutto vodka, or tomato—Capello’s gluten-free pasta, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and gluten-free cookie dough were for sale along with farm-fresh eggs from Windsor Dairy. difrancos.com
4. Smart Cookie Dog Treats
We would never forget our trusty companions and Smart Cookie Dog treats are the ideal healthy goody to bring home to Fido. Founded here in Denver, they offer healthy, all natural dog treats tailored to your dog’s needs and lifestyle. The Sports Dog treat is made with beef, quinoa, carrots, and flaxseed and will give your action-loving dog all the protein, vitamins, and minerals he needs to keep active all day long. The Survivor provides an army of vitamins and antioxidants to protect your dog against cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Or give your dog a day at the spa with The Prima Dona treats. Salmon, barley, carrots and cranberries will keep her bones strong and her coat shiny. smartcookietreats.com
5. Still Smokin’ Fusion Barbecue Joint
All this market shopping sure builds a healthy appetite. Luckily for market-goers, plenty of food trucks station themselves at the farmers’ market. We just couldn’t resist the delectable aromas of traditionally smoked meat emanating from the big black Still Smokin’ truck. We were initially tempted by the classic Pulled Pork Sandwich with smoked sausages and bacon, but ultimately decided on the Memphis Smoked Chicken Sandwich topped with homemade coleslaw. The selection of signature barbecue sauces is impressive and owners, Eric and Cagney Hedahl, will happily let you taste them all. No visit to Still Smokin’ is complete without an order of the sweet potato fries drizzled with a bourbon glaze—heaven! stillsmokinco.com