Welcome to summer, where it’s time for festivals, fairs, and live music. Farmers’ Market season is in full swing, and we’ve got a whole list of some of our favorite in the city for purchasing locally sourced food, listening to live music, and trying out new ingredients.
The Southwest Plaza farmers market has over 30 vendors ranging from Domenico Farms for produce, RD’s BBQ and Soul Food for bbq, and even food trucks, like Downtown Fingers. The market runs until October 29th and is every Saturday from 8am to 2pm.
Where: Parking lot of Wadsworth Blvd. and West Bowles Ave. Litton, CO
A bit on the smaller side, but just as good as some of the larger markets is Cherry Creek Saturday. That also means there’s a chance it’s less crowded than the other popular ones like Pearl St. or Union Station. This market is on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm until November 5th. On Wednesdays from June 15th to September, they have the Cherry Creek Fresh Market as well, with food trucks and produce galore, from 9am – 1pm.
Where: First Avenue and University Boulevard
This community market has around 60 – 70 vendors. It takes place on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm until October 29th.
Where: 2500 South Colorado Boulevard
The 32nd Ave. Farmer’s Market is on Sundays from 9am – 1pm until October 16th, making it one of the later farmers’ markets. Choose from a variety of ingredient shopping, fresh produce, and ready to eat foods while also listening to live music.
Where: Highlands Square at West 32nd Ave. and Lowell Boulevard
Every Friday until the end of September from 3pm to 7pm, check out the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora for their annual Farmers’ Market. From honey to produce to baked goods, head to the west side of the Marketplace to check out what the local vendors have to offer.
Where: 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
The market at Union Station opens on June 4th until September 10th is not one to be missed. Popular for its vendors that set up shop during the weekend as well as the vendors that are always set up inside the Station that you can visit afterwards for lunch. Sometimes you can even catch some of the chefs at the Union Station restaurants participating in the shopping or selling food from their patios.
Where: 17th Street and Wynkoop Street
Head to the Olde Town Square on Sundays from 9am to 1:30pm for Arvada’s Farmers’ Market. Opening on June 5th and running until September 25th. Shop around for amazing Colorado peaches, locally produced sauces, cheeses, honey, and breads, and much more.
Where: Northeast corner of 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth Avenue, Arvada
Sunday mornings, head over to Belleview Station starting from June 5th until October 2nd for the People + Produce market. Not only do they offer 50+ local vendors, but they also have food and fashion trucks, plus a mimosa and beer garden to drink away those hot summer days while listening to the live music the market offers.
Where: Belleview Station
The Boulder Farmers Market takes place on, you guessed it, Saturday, and does a great job at highlighting local growers and makers. Come in and stock up on fresh produce, raw honey, and ethically sourced meats and cheese that support the local community as well as the planet. They offer curbside ordering year round and routinely have pop ups. The market takes place from April 2nd to November 19th
Where: 13th Street between Arapahoe Ave & Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO
South Pearl Farmers Market runs until November 13th, and is one of the most popular farmer’s markets in the Denver Metro area. From multiple vendors like Denver Urban Gardens, New Friends Breakfast Sandwiches, Lemonade, and Bosco Baking Company, to 5 different food trucks, to live music performances every week. You can visit from 9am – 1pm.
Where: 400 + 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street (between Iowa and Arkansas)