With the coming of summer, many of Palisade’s fruit stands are now open for business.
“We currently have Bing cherries, apricots, and locally-grown tomatoes and vegetables, as well as our packaged fruit products,” said Renee Herman, owner of Herman’s Fruit, Valley Fruit Stand, and I-70 Fruit Stand. “We will have lots of Palisade peaches - we have almost a full crop. Later this season, we’ll have plums, pears and nectarines. Our prices are the same as last year.”
The Red Barn is selling locally-grown Bing cherries, squash, snow peas, cucumbers, and zucchini, according to Liisa George. They also have cantaloupe, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and packaged fruit products. “We’re expecting a good season. We’ll have a very good crop of peaches,” said George. “And we just purchased Ball Fruit. It will be open for business tomorrow.”
Fruit stands can be found along Elberta Avenue near Exit 42, off I-70; along U.S. Highway 6, on East Orchard Mesa, and along the back roads of the Palisade area. “There are always peaches in Palisade,” said Herman. You can count on it.”
For more information, contact the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at 970-464-7458 or visit their website: www.palisadecoc.com.