Montrose business tries Sunday market

Photo by William Woody—Coffee drinkers relax beside produce for sale Sunday at Market in the Garden, which has been planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October at The Coffee Trader in downtown Montrose.

MONTROSE — Maybe Saturday doesn’t work well for some people who would like to buy organic produce, art, handmade soaps and other artisan products at a downtown Montrose farmers market. But, if Sunday does, they now have that opportunity.

Sunday marked the beginning of a new farmers market, Market in the Garden, which will be hosted each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by The Coffee Trader, 845 E. Main St., through October.

Organizer Dee Coram, who co-owns The Coffee Trader, said the idea of the weekly market is to provide a casual setting for people to sip coffee, relax and engage with local artists.

“One of the things I heard from a lot of people is they couldn’t make it to the farmers market on Saturday,” Coram said. “We wanted to offer something new for them.”

Pinecone Organics and the Back Home Soap Co. of Montrose are some of the premier vendors of the market so far, Coram said. Plans for the market include pottery, live music, cooking and other artisan demonstrations.

The Coffee Trader was one of the first downtown locations to offer live music outside when it began Jazz on the Corner nearly a decade ago. Coram said he fielded interest from residents who say music in The Coffee Trader’s enclosed garden needs to be more frequent, and he admits the market would be a great venue for local musicians.

For information, including vendor registration, contact Coram at 970-209-5519.


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