When I arrived at the Wheat Ridge Farmers market this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to be handed a ten dollar voucher towards produce at the market and a buy one get one free card to Chipotle. Come to find out, it is the Farmers Market Tour this week at Chipotle.
I hadn’t heard of Farmers Market Tour before, but learned it is Chipotle’s way of giving back to local farmers and encouraging all of us to support and buy locally grown produce. According to their website, “Chipotle buys the very best, fresh, wholesome ingredients for our burritos, and this year we’ll purchase more than 10 million pounds of local produce. You have access to the same fresh ingredients, directly from the people who grow them, simply by visiting your local farmers market.”
To find participating farmers markets in your neighborhood, click here. And make sure you get there early because they only have so many on hand to give out. I left with a bag of Palisade peaches and apples, corn, carrots, eggplant, potatoes and lettuce all Colorado grown for only $4 out of pocket. Thanks Chipotle, hope you all can take advantage of this and support local farmers while you are at it.