Harvest drive

Shop for a fresh salad at farmstands just east of Boulder

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STOP #2: Munson Farms

'Peaches and Cream' corn
Ask farmer Bob Munson what he grows, and he rattles off a list at machine-gun pace. "We do 15 varieties of sweet corn, 31 kinds of squash, plus chiles, bells, cukes, tomatoes, melons ... ," he pauses midthought to cut into a fat squash, "and just look at this beautiful kabocha―it's a gold mine of beta-carotene!" One of his biggest sellers: a corn variety called 'Peaches and Cream'.
INFO: 9-7 daily through Oct 31. 75th St. at Valmont Rd., Boulder; 303/44 -5330.

STOP #3: Zweck's Fresh Vegetables & Flowers

A few miles north of Munson Farms, off Airport Road in Longmont, you'll find this certified organic farmstand. "I love selling direct to customers," says grower and co-owner Connie Zweck, "because you get these lively exchanges on how best to cook the vegetables!" She sells arugula, cukes, lettuce, red and yellow onions, peppers, radishes, and tomatoes―along with herbs, honey, and garlic.
INFO: 10-1 and 3-5:30 Mon-Fri, 10-1 Sat, 11-1 Sun. 10901 Airport Rd., Longmont; 303/776-1171.




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