Before heading back to Texas we stopped in Grand Junction, Colorado to pick tomatoes and buy fruit and vegetables. Because of the Labor Day weekend there were few available RV spaces. We ended up finding a space at Island Acres State Park, located near Palisade, Co. between I 70 and the Colorado River. This is a great RV park if you’re not bothered by Interstate traffic and train noise. About an hour after we arrived a young bear was sited in the camp. He kept the park staff busy for about 4 hours before he was captured and relocated.
After lunch we drove south of Palisade. This area is known to have the greatest concentration of orchards and wineries in Colorado. Palisade has been known as the peach capitol of Colorado for as long as I can remember. We bought peaches, plums, apples, and pie cherries at Anita’s Pantry & Produce. Early the next morning we were at Rettig Farms for the first day of “pick your own” tomatoes. We gathered 11 boxes of Roma tomatoes, a box of pablano peppers,and enough corn, yellow zucchini, and jalapenos , to keep us fed during the long trip back to Texas.