Where can you find the best fresh local produce at the best prices? Farmers markets, of course. And here in Colorado, there are a ton of these to choose from, giving you lots of opportunities to not only pick up some delicious goods for your next meal but enjoy a fun and unique outing with family or friends. So where to start? Check out these top farmers markets today:
Cherry Creek Farmers Market
On Saturdays through Oct. 31 and on Wednesdays through Sept. 30, Cherry Creek Farmers Market will provide locals with everything from seasonal vegetables to pies, coffee, breads, olive oils, tamales, salsas and more. With so much variety, you just might wind up leaving with enough food to last you the rest of the summer. Enjoy the live music, mingle with vendors and stop by one of the delicious food trucks for lunch. Cherry Creek Farmers Market is located in Cherry Creek and is open until 1 p.m.
City Park Esplanade Fresh Market
Held every Sunday through Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this farmers market offers a quaint atmosphere for visitors to get their fix of not only produce but anything from empanadas to dog treats. It varies from vendor to vendor, but you’ll also be able to find pickling jars, shaved ice, baked goods, coffee, pastas, juices and many organic products. In addition, there’s usually a family-friendly activity going on, such as story time in the park where you can receive an autographed copy of the book. It’s also a much less crowded market than most. Head on over to this Denver market on any Sunday you’re free.
Boulder Farmers Market
Every Saturday through November, this expansive farmers market contains a host of local vendors offering produce, plants, crafts and all kinds of food. The largest farmers market in the state, Boulder Farmers Market offers a wide selection of locally grown seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products from in and around Boulder County, most of which are organically or naturally produced. A fine arts and crafts fair with 25 expert artists and artisans will be held one Saturday each month in Central Park for the kids. So bring along the family and don’t miss this exciting farmers market, located in Boulder. Visit http://www.bcfm.org/ for more information.
Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market
One of the top farmers markets in Denver, the Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market is a favorite among locals, and it’s no surprise why. With the large variety of more than 60 vendors and the family-friendly environment, a good time is always had by all, week after week, year after year. In addition to the typical farmers market events, be sure to check out the upcoming special events held at the farmers markets like HarvestFest or the Pet Adoption Fair. All events can be found at www.southpearlstreet.com/events.
Stapleton Fresh Market
If you especially love good, fresh produce, head to Stapleton for some of the best Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. In addition, you’ll get to bring home delicious baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and much more. Sometimes you might even catch a food truck. It’s truly a great place for family, friends and even your pet. Head there on a Sunday before Oct. 11, which is the day it’ll shut its doors for the season.
All of these farmers markets are open rain or shine and even holidays (if they fall on one). So this month, don’t miss your chance peruse one (or all) or these top farmers markets in Colorado.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.