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Published on May 30th, 2016 | by gatsbyadmin

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Denver’s Farmers’ Markets

Memorial Day weekend, and, in my opinion, the unofficial start to summer, is finally here! With the recent rains, everything is lush, green, growing and blossoming. What better way to take advantage of the season than by hitting up one of Denver’s many farmers’ markets?

There are so many advantages to taking part in your local farmers market(s). The produce is fresh and healthy for you. Everything is local – the food is grown locally, the clothing made locally – which means you’re supporting the local economy. There’s something for everyone. So check out any of these farmers’ markets in and around Denver to get a feel for the city in the summer.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market
E. 1st Ave. and University Blvd.

The award-winning Cherry Creek Fresh Market is the largest farmers’ market in Denver. Touted as the “Cadillac of farmers markets,” you’ll find a high-quality mix of Colorado growers and unique local gourmet food vendors representing the best of the Rocky Mountain region. Also enjoy chef events, gardening tips from Master Gardeners and Master Composters, live music and more in a fun and festive outdoor shopping environment.

WHEN: Saturdays, May 7–Oct. 29, 2016, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesdays, June 15–Sept. 28, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

City Park Esplanade Fresh Market

E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St.
Now in its 19th season, the City Park Esplanade Fresh Market sets up around historic Sullivan Fountain among the majestic statues and architecture of City Park. A strong agricultural market, you’ll find the best selection of local growers on a Sunday complemented by a fun mix of fresh food vendors in an urban park setting. There’s plenty of free parking, so if you miss the Cherry Creek Fresh Market on Saturday, visit your favorite market vendors on Sunday!

WHEN: Sundays, June 5–Oct. 30, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market at Highlands Square

32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd. 
Beginning June 5 and every Sunday through the middle of October, Highlands Square will bring you The Farmers’ Market at Highlands Square. Last year was a first for this event, and the community is thrilled to bring it back for a second season. In addition to the farm-fresh food, expect live music and beverages, including local craft beer, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

WHEN: Sundays, June 5–Oct. 16, 2016, 9 a.m–1 p.m.

Stapleton Fresh Market

E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St.
The Stapleton Fresh Market takes place from June – October on the Founder’s Green. Don’t miss freshly popped kettle corn and other tasty snacks while you browse for healthy produce. This year’s kickoff is on Father’s Day, making it the perfect way to spend the morning with Dad.

WHEN: Sundays, June 19–October 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Union Station Farmers’ Market

Denver Union Station Plaza 
Denver’s newest farmers’ market, slated to open this summer, brings local to the heart of the city. The Union Station Farmers’ Market will boast an impressive list of local producers and vendors, from farm-fresh fruits and veggies, to meat and dairy, to prepared goods like coffee, sauces and baked goods.

WHEN: Saturdays, June 4–Oct. 22, 2016, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Fresh Market Pop-Up at The Landmark

7600 Landmark Way, Greenwood Village
Head south for the new Fresh Market Pop-Up at The Landmark, produced by Colorado Fresh Markets, features a high-quality mix of Colorado growers and unique local gourmet food vendors representing the best of the Rocky Mountain region.

WHEN: Wednesdays, July 6–Aug. 31, 2016, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.

Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market

On the 1500 block of Old South Pearl St., between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave.
Super-fresh produce, ready-to-eat treats, artisan cheeses and just-out-of-oven baked goods — this is what a farmers’ market is all about! The quaint South Pearl neighborhood hosts the splendid Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market every Sunday in the summertime. The irresistible smell of freshly roasted chilies will lead you over to Pope Farms’ booth. If you’re looking for tips on what to do with your haul, show up around noon for the weekly “Nibble At Noon” chef demonstration featuring recipes, cooking tips and more.

WHEN: Sundays, May 15–Nov. 13, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Farmers’ and Street Market

9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
Made up almost entirely of farmers and producers from the areas surrounding Denver, this is a fun, fresh market that is worth the drive to Highlands Ranch. Fill all of your fruit and veggie needs and then explore some of the other, more unique booths of the Highlands Ranch Farmers’ and Street Market, offering everything from handbags to cooking utensils to garden adornments.

WHEN: Sundays, May 8–Oct. 30, 2016, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Littleton Farmers’ Market

7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Venture outside of the city to the Littleton Farmers’ Market at the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center. If you want to be even more eco-friendly, take the light rail to Aspen Grove to reduce your carbon footprint.

WHEN: Wednesdays, June 15–October 12, 2016, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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