On April 11, the City of Greeley took a group of residents on a tour featuring local foods and products. For those who don’t know, a G. Town Tour is a free and fun event to acquaint residents and visitors with interesting aspects of the city that they might not otherwise know much about. Here are some of the stops we made on the tour.

Pope Farms Produce and Garden Center – 6501 W. 28th Street
Pope Farms Produce and Garden Center is a one-stop mom and pop shop for home grown produce and plants. They offer fresh local produce, locally produced products, fresh pies and more. In addition, you can purchase plants to start your own veggie garden at home.  It’s a place you can pick up some trendy garden décor or flowers that brighten up any yard.

Farmer’s Pantry Community Market – 931 16th Street
Farmers Pantry is a Farm-to-table establishment. Bringing fresh local produce and products to your home and table, supporting local farmers and community. They also share space with Margie’s Cafe where you can relax and enjoy a wonderful handcrafted drink or tasty meal.

Cranford Cove Tea Tavern – 823 10th Street
Cranford Cove is giving one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages a new voice in Weld County. Their take on a tea house includes 80+ varieties of loose leaf tea, with a focus on a unique and thoughtful selection of teas from around the globe. In addition to tea, Cranford Cove offers food, coffee, beer and more.

Batter Up Cakes – 802 9th Street
Designing custom dessert creations for weddings, birthdays and other occasions is Batter Up’s specialty. And it’s always a great stop for a treat, with a good selection of pastries, cupcakes, cheesecake, cannoli, scones, eclairs and other specialty desserts.

One of the prizes that a few folks won on the tour was a bottle of Rice’s Honey.  This local company was featured in the 2014 Greeley Unexpected campaign and have been packaging raw, unfiltered, natural honey, since 1924.

Another place to find locally grown food is at the Greeley Farmers’ Market.  The final winter market of the season is on April 15. The summer market begins on May 20 and goes through September.

Do you want to go on a G.Town Tour? Check out some of the other tours you can take in 2017:

May 15  –  9 to noon – Greeley Global Markets
June 15  – 3 to 6 p.m.–  Brews Cruise I: West Greeley Brewery Tour
July 15  – 9 to noon – Greeley’s Community Gardens
August 8 – 9 to noon – Art Around Town
September  7 – 3 to 6 p.m.– Brews Cruise II: East Greeley Brewery Tour
October 25  – 4 to 7 p.m. – Haunts and Underground Spaces

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