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The Farmhouse

I’m just back from a field trip to Fort Collins (AKA the beer-and-bike capital of Colorado) with an armful of new favorites. Old Town presents a charming stroll that includes a coffee shop, an ice-cream parlor, a spice store and even an artisan olive oil purveyor. I liked the side-by-side trifecta of The Perennial Gardener, a bursting-at-the-seams, indoor/outdoor garden shop; Sense of Place, a gift-giver’s dream; and The Elegant Pear, an upscale home-furnishings store with interior design services.

But the best part of my trip was a visit to Jessup Farm Artisan Village, an open-air mix of newly restored buildings featuring a home store, a barber shop, a brewery and, perhaps most impressively, The Farmhouse, a recently opened eatery highlighting progressive, healthy, sophisticated cuisine in a rehabbed 133-year-old building. My favorite bites: the shareable Pea & Fava Hummus, the Spring Burrata Salad, and the Grain Bowl Salad topped with fried chicken. Everything is farm fresh, local, house made and extremely flavorful. After lunch, I popped into the adjacent Bindle Coffee for outstanding single-origin joe, and I was set for the drive home.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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