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Talbott Family Farms adds a tasting room, new products

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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.

 

Palisade Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Juliann Adams introduces Harry Talbott to speak about the importance of agriculture on the future of the Palisade area. Harry is also a supporter of the Colorado West Land Trust.

 

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.

 

Charles Talbott described the latest flavor sensations to come out of the Talbott Cider works. They’re also adding a tap and tasting room.

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.

 

David Collier, new Palisade resident and District Manager for Golden Gate Petroleum, is looking for about 15 local employees to work various shifts at the new Golden Gate service station at Exit 42 of I-70. There will also be a locally operated deli-style restaurant within the facility.

 

Cayenna Hanna, would like to meet you at her new yarn shop, Spun, 237 S. Bower (actually facing Third Street) in Palisade. Her hours are 9am – 5 pm on W/F/Sat and she carries a variety of specialty knitting yarns and supplies. Cayenna would also like to offer a knitting class – if interested, stop in a chat with her so she can get an idea of people’s schedules and interest levels.

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!

Candidate for Representative from District 54 is Thea Chase, left, with Bruce Talbott of Talbott Farms.

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.

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Formerly the manager of the Palisade Tribune, Betsy moved to Palisade in 2009 after spending almost 35 years in Breckenridge. She has three grown kids, two in Colorado and one in Idaho. A die-hard Palisade booster, Betsy is also a big fan of the Palisade High School Bulldogs.