Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Spanish Peaks Business Alliance understands what an unusual and difficult Holiday season this is for shoppers and business owners alike. This collection of ways to get involved around the county and state is designed to help you find ways to help or get help. We hope you take advantage of these resources and support local whenever possible. Neighbors helping neighbors!
Ways to support local businesses this holiday season.
Step 1: Find the most current contact information for your favorite Huerfano County retailers. Click on any of the logos below to start.
Check the Spanish Peaks Country Business Directory, by clicking the logo. Here you can filter by category, dining, shopping, galleries, etc. and filter by location.
Or check out the newly relaunched Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce Website! They also have a directory of members that can be filtered.
Be sure to follow the Cuchara Foundation blog as they highlight local businesses and how to support them all Holiday Season!
Step 2: Give your favorite business a call or send an email asking about opportunities to support. Some suggested ways to help are:
Buy a gift card- great for yourself or a gift!
Ask about online shopping options including pick-up opportunities.
Consider ordering take out, and tip a little extra if possible.
Ask if they have a Facebook you can follow and share with friends.
Did you know: for every $100 spent in Colorado, $70 stays in our community?
Order your favorite happy hour drink or Crafty Canary Merchandise for carry out here- makes a great stocking stuffer!
Shop Crafted in Colorado's extensive catalogue of gifts perfect for everyone on your list, all crafted in Colorado!
Support Francisco Fort Museum shop local now!
The Francisco Fort Museum Book and Gift Shop is now on display and online at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 South Main Street. Shop in-store or peruse their online catalog https://la-veta-mercantile.square.site/ from the safety of your own home. Shipping and curbside pick up available. Lots of great local history books! Your purchase supports the continuing work of the Francisco Fort History Museum. It doesn’t get more local than this.
La Veta Mercantile discounts for health care workers
La Veta Mercantile is offering a 20% discount for health care workers with a badge as a huge thank you for all you are doing right now. Bring in your badge and we’ll treat you to the discount on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main, La Veta. 719-742-3387.
Gift of Art Show at SPACe Gallery
Gift of Art Show at SPACe Gallery is running now through Saturday, Jan. 2. This is a La Veta favorite and promises to be better than ever, showing a nice selection of gift options created by local artists. The Gallery is also presenting works from the Art Council of Trinidad in their Fuller Gallery which will delight. The Gallery, 132 W. Ryus Ave. next to the park, is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call for more information: 719 742-3074 or visit: www.spanishpeaksarts.com
Shop local raffle— shop and enter!
Spend $15 (or more!) at participating Walsenburg businesses listed below now to Friday, Dec. 18 for a chance to win a huge gift basket full of goodies from those businesses! Second drawing will win a gorgeous floral arrangement from Forget Me Not Florist!
The shop to win ends Friday, December 18 with winners announced on Saturday, Dec. 19. Must be local or able to pick up the prize, as we will not ship. Spread cheer and shop local!
• Coco’s Apocalypse Kitchen
• Crafty Canary Brewery
• George’s Diner
• T.C.’s Diner
• La Plaza Restaurant
• Alpine Rose Cafe
• Kay’s Liquor
• H&H Cafe
• Serendipity Coffee
• Rollin’ Smoke Garage BBQ
• Legends Flooring & Interior
• Huerfano Nursery
• Bear Spot
• Vigil Family Chiropractic
• Main St. Antiques (corner of 6th and Main)
• Antique Avenue (600 block of Main Street)
• Museum of Friends
• The Soap Box
• Armida’s Boutique
• Green Elephant
• Fox Trot Emporium
Ways to support local vendors
If you are missing the Walsenburg Holiday Market this year, be sure to follow the Walsenburg Farmers Market Facebook page for ways to support your favorite vendors!
Ways to support local arts, theatre, and museums
Step 1: Find their most current information here on the Spanish Peaks Country directory.
Be sure to filter by both Galleries and Museums!
Step 2: Call and ask how you can help!
Ask how you can become a member or gift a membership this holiday season!
Ask about converting any non used tickets into a donation.
Ask if they have any volunteering opportunities.
Ask if they have a Facebook or email list you can get on to stay up to date with their openings.
Consider supporting our neighbors in the San Luis Valley here,
Or support those across Colorado here,