A List of Denver Farmers Markets – Summer 2019

One of the most frequent questions we get from our Slow Food Denver community is where to find local, fresh produce! As the summer 2019 season hits full stride, here’s a list of Denver farmers markets you can pay a visit to.

Farmers market stand filled with vegetables, people in the background.

Photo courtesy of Union Station Farmers Market Facebook Page

Union Station Farmers Market

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (May 11 – Oct. 26, 2019)

Where: 1701 Wynkoop St. Denver, CO (map)

The Union Station farmers market is the unique growers-only market in the Denver area.  You won’t find any artisanal handicrafts here – just farmers, ranchers, growers and their produce! They also feature pop-up demos from local chefs and live music.

Bird's eye view of white table covered in colorful veggies.

Photo courtesy of the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being Facebook Page

Dahlia Campus Farmers’ Market 

When: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (June 26 – Oct. 2, 2019)

Where: 3401 Eudora St, Denver, CO (map)

The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being offers an interactive farmer’s market experience! Along with fresh food, there are always family activities, live DJs, food demos, Yoga and Zumba, and more. Stroll through their beautiful urban farm and aquaponics greenhouse while you’re at it.

View from behind of a band playing under a market stand.

Photo courtesy of the Edgewater Market & Music Facebook Page

Edgewater Market and Music 

When: Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (June 27 – Sept. 19, 2019)

Where: West 25th Avenue between Sheridan Boulevard and Ames Street

A smaller community market featuring a wide range of vendors, including a couple fresh vegetable stands each week. It has a family and community-oriented vibe, with local bands beginning their set at 6 p.m.

Person picks up an eggplant from a farmstand table covered in colorful produce.

Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market Facebook Page

Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market 

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Year-round!)

Where: 7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO (map)

A year-round, indoor-outdoor market featuring fresh produce, live music, kid-friendly activities, community classes and more. They were awarded a 2017 Public Health Champion award for working with SNAP/Double up food bucks to support fresh food access! Proudly pet friendly, they might even feature your dog on their website.

People walk amongst market tents.

Photo courtesy of the Golden Triangle Farmers Market Facebook Page

Golden Triangle Farmers Market

When: Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (June – Oct. 2019)

Where: behind 1112 N Broadway, Denver, CO (map

Tucked neatly into an alleyway, the Golden Triangle Farmers Market promises to bring you “the literal spices of life.” The market offers a range of fresh food as well as art, chocolate, coffee, and body care vendors. For public transit, take the Zero Bus to 11th and Broadway!

Veggies in crates sit atop a table underneath a market tent

Photo courtesy of Golden Triangle Farmers Market Facebook Page

Highlands Farmers Market

Fruits, veggies, flowers, prepared foods and sweets abound, occasionally accompanied by live music. Free yoga classes are offered at the market on the last Sunday of every month!

When: Sundays, 9am – 1pm (June 2–Sept. 29, 2019) 

Where: 32nd Ave. between Lowell Blvd and Newton St., Denver, CO (map)

Young people making and pouring juice into tasting cups at a farmers market stand

Photo Courtesy of Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace Facebook Page

Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace 

At Mo’ Betta, they aim to build a sustainable food model that impacts health disparities and supports small business development within the North East Denver Food Desert. The farmer’s market is on the smaller side, community-oriented, and full of healthy fresh food. They feature great local DJs at the market and offer yoga in the park as well.

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (June 14th – Oct 11th, 2019)

Where: Lawson Park, 2301 Welton St, Denver, CO (map)

Bouquets of yellow, orange, and white poppies for sale at the RiNo market

Photo Courtesy of the Sunday RiNo Farmers Market Facebook Page

RiNo Farmers Market

This market is anchored by Miller Farms, a family-owned farm founded in 1949, offering a wide array of produce. There are also prepared food vendors and artisans. Additionally, you can grab a beverage at their Summer Mimosa and Beer Garden while you listen to local bands and DJ’s!

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (June 2 – Sept. 29, 2019)

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St Denver, CO (map

People walking between rows of tents at a crowded farmers martket

Photo Courtesy of the South Pearl Street Farmers Market Facebook Page

South Pearl Street Farmers Market 

With 120 vendors this is one of the larger Denver markets! They often host special events such as the Salsa Showdown benefit (7/31) or a Car Show (8/18), and a Flea Market on the last Sunday of every month. South Pearl aims to be truly local, ensuring all products are grown, raised, produced, or gathered by the vendor in Colorado or in counties bordering Colorado.

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (May 19 – Nov. 17, 2019)

Where: Old South Pearl St., between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave., Denver, CO (map

People walking and biking next to farmers market tents at the City Park Esplanade

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Fresh Markets Facebook Page

Colorado Fresh Markets 

This organization has been running farmers markets for over 20 years in the Denver area. Their markets feature “all things grown, raised, and made Colorado.” Check their Colorado crop calendar to help you plan your trip.

  • Cherry Creek

The largest location, and parking is free!

When: Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1p.m. (May 4 – Oct. 26, 2019), Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (June 12 – Sept. 25, 2019)

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. & University Blvd., Denver, CO (map)

  • City Park

The City Park location is a smaller, but still features the same great local products.

When: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (June 2 – Oct. 27, 2019) 

Where: Sullivan Fountain – City Park, 2551 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO (map)

  • RiNo

This location, found in quaint Boxyard park, emphasizes local art as well as produce.

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (June 15 – Oct. 12, 2019)

Where: Boxyard Park, 2500 Broadway, Denver, CO (map) 

  • Stapleton

A popular brunch spot, with food trucks and a fountain to splash in on the Founders’ Green.

When: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (June 16 – Oct.  13, 2019) 

Where: Stapleton Founders Green, East 29th Avenue, Denver, CO (map)

A market tent with a sign reading 'Colorado Local Produce'

Photo courtesy of the Metro Denver Farmers Market Facebook Page

Metro Denver Farmers’ Markets

They’ve been running markets for over 40 years in Denver! All locations are part of SNAP and accept EBT cards. Check out their collection of seasonal recipes. 

  • Highlands’ Ranch

The Highlands Ranch location sells fruits and veggies along with a whole host of other locally made items and prepared foods from a range of cuisines.

When: Sundays,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (May 5 – Oct. 27, 2019)

Where: 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, CO (map

  • Lakewood

This location offers a large number of produce stands along with baked goods and some prepared foods.

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (June 15 – Sept. 28, 2019)

Where: Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO (map

  • Littleton (@ Aspen Grove)

Veggies, meats, cheeses, local handicrafts and more. Take the light rail to Aspen Grove to minimize your carbon footprint!

When: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (June 12 – Sept. 25, 2019)

Where: 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO (map)

  • Southwest Plaza

Early in the season you can find anything from custom fit doggie harnesses to artisanal ice cream, and later on it overflows with produce as well.

When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (May 4 – Oct. 26, 2019)

Where: Southeast Parking Lot at Wadsworth and Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO (map)

  • Reunion

When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (July 14 – Oct. 13, 2019)

Where: Reunion Recreation Center, 17410 Parkside Drive N., Commerce City, CO (map

 

What is your favorite local market? Have we missed any great spots? Let us know.

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