DENVER, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Come autumn, Colorado's farm stands and orchards are every bit as colorful as the fall leaves. Visitors can enjoy Colorado's food-themed festivals, U-pick 'em stands and endless opportunities to sample local craft libations. For more information, visit www.colorado.com.
CHILES: You know it's fall in Colorado when the aroma of roasting chiles fills the air. Starting in late summer, farm stands teem with bushels of chiles—like Di Santi Farms in Pueblo or Colon Orchards in Cañon City.
APPLES: Coloradans are positively apple-happy. In fall, Big B's Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss is the place to stock up on apples, ciders and raw vinegars. Ya Ya Farm & Orchard in Longmont offers a great pick-your-own apple experience.
MELONS: In Colorado's Arkansas Valley, late summer is marked by the harvest of Rocky Ford melons. Monroe Family Farmsells melons at many area farmers' markets, and Johnson Farm & Apiary offers melons and a corn maze.
HONEY: By early fall, the liquid gold of Colorado's hardworking bees can be harvested one last time.Björn's Colorado Honey in Boulder produces small-batch, crystallized honey. Near Durango, Honeyville whips up concoctions like Bourbon-Vanilla honey.
POTATOES: Colorado's San Luis Valley is the second-largest potato growing region in the U.S and more than 150 potato-growing families have called it home for generations. At Nelms Farm in Golden, visitors can even dig up their own potatoes.
COLORADO'S LIQUID ARTS: Colorado'scraft brewing heritage and reputation make it the envy of beer-lovers everywhere. But, Colorado has also made its mark in the hand-crafted spirits industry and wine, as well.