Jessup Farm Artisan Village#8 in Best Things To Do in Fort Collins
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Jessup Farm Artisan Village was, in fact, a farm. For much of the 20th century, the Jessup family, followed by the Johnson family, used the land as a working farm. When developers purchased the land in 2011, they sought not only to preserve the area's history but also to capitalize on the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. Now, Jessup Farm Artisan Village offers several eateries, a brewery, boutique shopping and a few service shops like a barbershop.
Previous visitors enjoyed their time at the village and particularly favored the preserved farmhouse. Patrons were also complimentary of the on-site brewery, saying they enjoyed the beers and the quirky atmosphere. At the same time, several noted that the village is small so you likely won't need to set aside much time to explore.
Jessup Farm Artisan Village sits 3 miles southeast of downtown Fort Collins. Parking is available on-site, but you can also take public transportation. There is no fee to visit the village, but you will need to pay for any drinks, food or trinkets you decide to purchase. Hours for stores and restaurants varies by business. Visit the village's website for more details.
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