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Preserve the Harvest Festival

Preserve the Harvest Festival
Preserve the Harvest Festival

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center, 195 W Main St, Cedaredge, CO 81413, USA

About the Event

9-9:30AM: Meet Greet

9:30-10:30AM: Presentations (each 10-15 minutes long)

10:30-12PM: Shopping, demonstrations

Light breakfast items  coffee provided

Food Truck: Paddy's Pizza Wagon

Live music: Dean Bonzani

Join us in this celebration of fermentation, shrub-making, dehydration, and other preservation techniques.  This will be a casual but educational gathering with presentations from our area’s experts on the subject and will be an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and interactively experience these ancient techniques.  Local vendors will be present with their products available for purchase.  Come reap in the abundance of the harvest season with us!

Presentations will be in the Bank of Colorado Theatre, followed by shopping, music, and food in the parking lot.


Elk Mountain Farmacy

Ryan Gannaway started Elk Mountain Farmacy with her partner, Jake Sakson, almost 8 years ago. Since then, their business has grown to support two farmers markets and a thriving local market. Ryan now runs the business mostly on her own with some help during the busy times. They are truly proud to offer locally grown veggies in their 3 month long, medicinal ferments. Their product is still the only one out there that uses traditional ceramic crocks and long fermentation times, making their product the highest quality one you can find! They feel blessed to have found a sanctuary in the wonderful community of Paonia, CO.

JuNo Farms

Julia and Noel created JuNo Farms with the intention of creating a farm for growing and selling quality produce. We specialize in acquiring organic, certified naturally grown and similar, imperfect fruits and veggies that cannot bring the premium pricing for the producers or that may end up as food waste and process them into tasty, nutrient dense, superb quality freeze dried products. It’s a win, win, win for our valued customers, hardworking producers, and us.

Deborah Shaffer

Deborah Shaffer is a Master gardener in two states, California, and Colorado. She and her husband Ken grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers on their nine acres in Cedaredge. They can, freeze and dehydrate the harvest to enjoy year round and share with family. Several years ago, Deborah discovered shrub making. Shrubs are delicious vinegar-based syrups, sweet or savory, that preserve the harvest flavors for enjoyment throughout the year. They make any drink, alcoholic or not, more refreshing.

Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell is co-owner of Ultreia Farm and Wellness with her partner, Cale.  The two relocated to Cedaredge in 2016 and promptly started their farm business that specializes in growing organically produced vegetables and flowers.  They grow intensively on limited acreage and in two, unheated hoophouses.  For six growing seasons, they attended the Ridgway Farmers Market, and they now sell in Cedaredge at a seasonal pop-up market.  Additionally, they have a summer flower CSA.  Melissa is an ardent preserver of all things that grow in her garden by way of fermentation, freezing, dehydrating, and canning.


Plant Dig Garden Club - Phyllis 

Ultreia Farm  Wellness

Root Rock Farm

Cedaredge Community Garden 

Elk Mountain Farmacy

Juno Farms

I Run U Run Honey

Uncle John’s U-Pick


  • Preserve the Harvest

    Suggested Donation: $10 - $25

    Pay what you want
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