Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Visit to Pete's Produce- Locally Grown!

One of the great things about living in Henderson is that there are so many local farms nearby.  Did you know that when King Sooper's and Safeway advertise "locally grown" produce, some of it comes from right here in Brighton?  It's true!
Pete Palombo's was hopping today and the chilis were being roasted in front of my eyes.  Have you ever smelled the aroma of chilis roasting?

The Smoky Aroma of Chilis Being Roasted Fills the Air

It is smoky and the chilis pop and crackle as the flames lick at their bursting skins.  People line up to wait while the chilis they have just purchased are fired before their eyes.

Pete Palombo's Market in Brighton

There are bushels are melons, peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and wagon loads of sweet corn  This is produce at its freshest- many times having been picked that very morning.
I was feeling like the cat that swallowed the canary-melon as I walked away from the stand with my arms full of melons and vegetables.  I picked up a huge spaghetti squash, half a dozen ears of corn, 3 melons, some pears and a few red bell peppers for about $14.  All were grown in Colorado, and most were grown right in Brighton.

Bushels of Goodness

If you haven't checked it out yet, you should.
Palombo's market is located just off Highway 85, north of 136th, on the west side of the road.

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