Get it while it’s hot

Get it while it’s hot

Local fruit crop arrives early this year
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Carol Bartolino arranges the raspberries offered by Rohwer’s Farm at the Durango Farmers Market. In back are Robyn Kellogg, left, and Heidi Rohwer. More fruit, including plums and apples, will come in this month.
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Emily Wyner, left, and Sarah Peterson of Chimney Rock Farms sell strawberries and apricots along with the many vegetables of the season at the Durango Farmers Market.
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Matt Hauser and Jeremy Swiger unload produce at Hauser’s fruit and vegetable stand at the south end of the Durango High School parking lot. Palisade peaches are in peak season at the stand.
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Cherries are already becoming scarce after an unusually early start to the growing season.
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Olathe corn is considered Colorado’s finest. Its season is short, however, and the sweet vegetable will only be in stock a few more weeks.
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Hauser offers customers a taste of his ripest Palisades peaches.
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Hauser packs a dozen ears of Olathe corn for customers Jerry and Kay LaBlanc. The corn acquires a wonderful earthy taste finished on the grill.
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Jerry and Kay LaBlanc buy produce from Hauser’s busy stand on North Main avenue.
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Palisade peaches are in season, but not for long, at Matt Hauser’s produce stand on north Main Avenue.
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Locals and visitors flock to the Durango Farmers Market for organically grown vegetables and fruits from the region.
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Judy Rohwer, owner of Rohwer’s Farm, said they will add cantelopes, watermelons, blackberries, apples, and other fruit to their current offering of raspberries as the growing season progresses.
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