Eve found Ft. Collins based Anellabees honey candies and fell in love with the innovative and delicious candies and the people behind them. Anellabees was inspired by a curious little beekeeper, Anella (who has helped with the family’s beehives since the age of two!), and her mother’s passion to create a honey-based candy with quality ingredients. Their candies originated in Fort Collins as a mother-daughter passion project in 2017, when Danielle and Anella began testing hard candy recipes in their kitchen using an old confectionery press from the 1880s. The goal was to create a honey-based candy that everyone in the family would love, free of the unnecessary, unhealthy ingredients, like high-fructose corn syrup, soy, gluten, preservatives, and artificial flavors, found in most confections. Their honey is sourced from beekeepers in the U.S. and all additional ingredients – spices, butter, and dairy, are organic and rbGH-free.
Anellabees gives back by donating a portion of their sales to organizations like PPAN, CO Farm & Food Alliance, and World Bee Project who are doing the essential work of protecting our planet, people, and pollinators.
A long-time supporter of bees and organic beekeeping, and of Harlequin’s Gardens, Beth Conrey has served for decades with local beekeeping organizations and is currently President of the CO State Beekeepers Association. Starting small, her beekeeping passion grew exponentially and she now tends hives in many locations in Boulder, Larimer and Adams counties and produces some of the finest raw, unfiltered, chemical-free honey on the Front Range.
We are delighted to be offering many of Bee Squared’s unique and delicious award-winning infused honeys, including Spiced Rum Barrel Aged honey, Whiskey Barrel Aged honey, Rose-infused honey, Fennel Pollen-infused honey, Vanilla & Saffron-infused honey, and their superb Alfalfa & Wildflower honey and Clover honey. These products are available in several sizes and combination sets.
A Denver-based, micro-batch, bean-to-bar, award-winning artisan chocolate, Cultura is produced in Denver and Latina woman-owned. They use only beans from ethically sourced and organic cacao farms in Latin America, which they hand sort, crack, roast, winnow, grind, conche, temper and mold to bring out the richest aromas and flavors and the smoothest textures. We believe this is the very best chocolate produced in Colorado.
We are offering their superlative chocolate bars from several single-origin sources, their innovative mixed flavor bars, as well as their delicious Mexican style Sipping Chocolate, Taxcalate heirloom Atole mix, and Café de Olla, a delicious traditional spiced Mexican coffee/chocolate brew.
Many of you already know that our long-time staffer, Engrid Winslow, makes jams and jellies that make you close your eyes and sigh with pleasure. She uses fresh fruit, (local and organic whenever possible) and very little sugar, so the fruit flavors shine. She makes the classics as well as many delicious originals, like Pear with Vanilla Bean, and Blueberry Lemonade, to name just a couple.
You’ll find delicious uses for Engrid’s preserves, in breakfasts, hors d’oeuvres, salad dressings, glazes, and desserts. This year’s flavors include Apricot, Peach, Ginger Peach, Black Raspberry, Raspberry Peach, Raspberry Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Santa Rosa Plum, Sour Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blueberry Lemon, and Pear & Vanilla Bean.
Back (every year!) by popular demand: Scrumptious, rich, melt-in-your-mouth grain-free shortbread cookies, based on almond flour, sprouted pecans, and butter, subtly sweetened with a little maple syrup. Gluten-free, grain-free, mostly organic, no refined sugars. You don’t have to be gluten-sensitive to love these rich and satisfying cookies! These cookies will keep for a long time in your freezer or fridge (as long as nobody finds them!)
Because of the early timing of our Holiday Market, we are unable to bring you Robin’s wonderful, locally-crafted chocolate truffles (they might not stay fresh all the way to Christmas). BUT DON’T DESPAIR! We are offering Robin’s dark chocolate-drizzled Crystallized Ginger, as well as their Chocolate-Covered Almonds, both scrumptious, and with a longer shelf-life!