It’s Farmers’ Market season again, and since I’m a below-average gardener, I am really looking forward to getting my fresh, local fruits and veggies! I have great memories of going to the famers’ market with my mom when I was little. We’d beg her to let us get an M&M cookie from the “bakery man”, but usually had to settle for a honey stick from the “honey man”. My brother Teddy loved the woodworker and would sit at his booth and watch him carve wood while the rest of us shopped! It’s a great thing to do with your kids because there is usually a lot going on and they can munch on something delicious while you pick out your food for the week.
I listed the Denver Farmers’ Market information below, as well as links to farmers’ markets in some of the states that PWN readers live in (according to my Google Analytics). My brother-in-law Ryan recommended printing out this info and putting it on your fridge – I think it’s a great idea and will help you remember where and when you can get your fresh food!
Denver Farmers’ Markets
Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Where: 1st Ave. & University Blvd., Denver
When: Saturdays, May 1st – Oct. 30th, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; also Wednesdays, June 16th – Sept. 29th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (so excited about the Wednesdays! Way less crowded)
Consistently named by locals as their favorite farmers’ market!
City Park Esplanade Fresh Market
Where: East Colfax Ave. & Columbine St., Denver
When: Sundays, May 16th – Oct. 31st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Usually a little less crowded than Cherry Creek farmers’ market.
Highland United Neighbors Farmers’ Market
Where: 1500 Boulder St., Denver
When: Saturdays, June – October; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrating its 2nd year!
The Market at Belmar
Where: Alaska Dr. & Teller St., Lakewood
When: Sundays, June – September, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market
Where: On Pearl St. between Florida and Iowa, Denver
When: Sundays, June 6th – October 31st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lots of great food and activities for kids, plus other great stores to browse on Pearl St. while you’re there!
Tiri’s Garden Farmers’ Market
Where: Corner of 15th St. & California, Denver
When: June 2nd – Sept. 28th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
An organic vegetable garden in an old parking lot in downtown Denver! A portion of all proceeds goes to Denver Public Schools. If you work downtown, check this out over your lunch break!
Golden Farmers’ Market
Where: 10th St. & Illinois St., Golden
When: Saturdays, June 6th – Oct. 3rd, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live music and free horse-drawn carriage rides!
Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
Where: 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
When: Sundays, May – Oct., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
I hear you can get some great baked goods here!
The other top cities that PWN readers live in are from the states below. Click on your state for local farmers’ market information: