Review: The Organic Peddler in Del Norte CO

2/22/11

The Organic Peddler
14475 W. Highway 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
http://www.organicpeddler.com

Ravenous: that’s what I was as we entered Del Norte, Colorado during our cross-country trek. We’d been on the road for 38 days at this point, and we’d not seen hide nor hair of gluten-free offerings in a store since New Jersey (nearly 2 weeks earlier). With that much time passing, I’d completely run out of all my diet-friendly supplies.

But there it was, in all its artsy, eclectic glory: The Organic Peddler. The store is hard to miss with its outdoor sculptures, wind catchers, and the friendly painted sign sitting atop the bed of a neat red antique truck. The cold wind whipped as I entered the store.

Inside I found a different world – paintings and glassworks and sculptures sitting on shelves, and hanging from the walls and the ceiling. To the left I found the gluten-free food section: shelves going from the floor to the ceiling packed with offerings. There were rice snacks, nut snacks, potato snacks, locally made snacks, cookies, canned foods, condiments, cereals, pastas and even books on the subject. But that wasn’t all. The young lady behind the counter, who happened to be knowledgeable about Celiac Disease, directed me to the frozen case where I did find a nice variety of wheat-free breads. Finally – something to eat dinner on instead of just rolling some turkey in a piece of cheese.

I would have liked to stay for a cup of tea, but the road called, so off we went. I am extremely grateful we found The Organic Peddler. Traveling is so much more enjoyable when you’re not hungry all the time.

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About ksbrooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning writer and photographer, author of more than thirty titles, and administrator of the multi-national, multi-author, award-winning site Indies Unlimited. Brooks’ feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit www.ksbrooks.com.
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2 Responses to Review: The Organic Peddler in Del Norte CO

  1. Pingback: The Organic Peddler in Del Norte, CO « Gluten-Free Gusto Blog

  2. KimAnna says:

    Dear KSBrooks,
    We are so pleased that you found us! Thank you for the beautiful review. Being one of the owners and also being gluten intolerant makes it easy and a pleasure to assist customers with their special diet needs. Please do come back and see us again next visit through Del Norte, Colorado!
    I should also tell you that me make a fantastic, homemade “Veggie Burger” that is gluten, soy, nut and dairy free!
    Blessings & Happy Travels,
    KimAnna Cellura-Shields

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