Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sprigs & Sprouts in Palisade CO

 Last week Judy, Alison and I had a morning excursion to nearby Palisade.  It's a lovely little town filled with old Victorian-style homes and surrounded by all sorts of agricultural endeavors - most notably vineyards and fruit orchards.

There's a newly developing enterprise just west of town called Sprigs & Sprouts.  They have some veggies plots but they also have acres of lavender plants.  And they have a lovely little gift shop.  Judy was in the market for some special balsamic vinegar but before we even got to her purchase, the owners, Ruth and Linda, decided we needed to try dipping bread into a variety of specialty olive oils mixed with different flavored balsamic vinegars.  I gotta say they were all delicious and I had no trouble convincing myself to make a purchase.

These ladies are so friendly and helpful and have a genuine zest and enthusiasm for what they are doing.  They provided samples of some of their other products such as jams and lotions and everything was high quality and unique.

They have their grand re-opening on Mother's Day and I'm looking forward to going back to try their ice creams and specialty cheeses.  And I'm sure they still have other treasures tucked away that I haven't yet discovered.

If you can't get to Palisade, explore your community and visit a business where you haven't been before.  You might be very pleasantly surprised at what you find.

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