Talbott’s Mountain Gold was wearin’ a bit o’ the Green on Wednesday evening, hosting a St. Patrick’s Day themed Business-After-Hours mixer for members of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce.
With Charlie and Nathan entertaining guests at the Cider Bar, Bruce and Harry gave one of their always informative tours of their impressive facility. They described their fruit handling processes and much of their very large and unusual machinery, with the end goal being to deliver the freshest-picked, sweetest fruit in the marketplace. Bruce said that during the harvest season when they are working full tilt, there are only 36 hours from the time the fruit comes off the tree to the time it is displayed on the grocery store floor for sale. Although the Talbotts grow much of their own fruit, they also are a processor for many other area fruit farmers.
In addition to the famous Palisade Peaches, Talbott Farms also produces Talbott’s Mountain Gold Apple Cider. The next Talbott generation is taking on the family’s newest venture with six varieties of hard cider, as well as a selection of iced wines. The Talbott farmstand is currently undergoing a renovation, adding a tasting room and tap room for sampling of the new products.
Palisade Trustee Thea Chase was introduced to members as a candidate for Representative of District 54 in the Colorado House of Representatives in November. As the first unaffiliated candidate in the race, Thea is interested to hear what constituents think and want to see, she’d love to talk to you!
April’s Business-After-Hours will be hosted by the Palisade Basecamp RV Resort on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at 985 North River Road.