Farmers Markets are on the top of the list for me when it comes to eating local and healthy. The farmers markets in the Denver Metro Area are a grade above the rest. They offer great food, as well as family fun and entertainment. There is not a better way to learn about your community and the people in it than going to the farmers market. Visiting your local farmers markets gives you the chance to stimulate the local economy, use less resources, meet local farmers and food producers. Maybe you’ll bump into your neighbors while enjoying an outing, unlike going to your local supermarket, this will be a fun. In this article I listed my top 5 favorite farmers markets in the Denver Metro Area.
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
This the only market that is indoors and opened year round. What makes this market so special is that it has more than fruits and vegetables. Visitors can find local organic foods such as produce, meats, diary and pastry products. Indoor Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9-2 and regular market is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-6.
Location : 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado. Visa, Mastercard,SNAP/EBT (food stamps accepted)
Denver’s Urban Homesteading
Metro Denver Farmers’ Market
Local Denver Farmer joined together to create a rotating farmers market for the Denver Metro Area. This market runs between May 1st and October 28th. Open everyday accept Fridays the Metro Denver Farmers Market will rotate between 6 different locations all season long. Click here to see the 2010 season. Click here to check out their website
Arvada’s Olde Town Farmers Market
Seeing that I live in Arvada I must admit you can find me here every Sunday between June and October. The market is open between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. This is a lot of fun for my 7 year old as well because the market is set up around the Olde Town Square which has the free water fountains for the kids to play in all summer long. Click for directions Olde Town Square, Arvada, Colorado 80004
Cherry Creek’s Colorado Fresh Market
This market features local produce, gourmet products and delicious food in European style open-air market settings. You can also find Colorado wines, cheeses and local chefs. The market is open Saturdays, May 1st to October 30th, 8 am – 1 pm & Wednesdays, Jun 16th to September 29th, 9 am – 1 pm, rain or shine, including holidays. Address is 1st Ave & University Blvd in Cherry Creek, Colorado
Cherry Creek Colorado’s Fresh Market Click here for map
Westminster Farmers Market
This market is open from 3:00 to 7:00 on Fridays for those who might sleep in a bit late. Along with local produce look forward to grass-fed beef, gluten-free artisan bread, handcrafted crafts and household items. There are special events too, like puppet shows for the kids and blacksmith demonstrations. Senior and WIC coupons are accepted and the market is working on a program to accept food stamps soon. Market is held on Academy Hill in Westminster, Colorado. Click here for website.