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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.