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Your 2022 Guide to Colorado Farmers Markets

By Emily Krempholtz

It’s that time of year, folks! The days are getting longer, the ground is getting warmer, and all around us, plants are bursting into springtime bloom. Early-season veggies are already growing in gardens and greenhouses across Colorado, and that means local farmers are kicking into high gear as they ready themselves for farmers market season. Get ready to grab some delicious local products for your next grocery run? Check out the farmers markets below to see what’s happening in your area:


Central Mountains

Alamosa Farmers Market - 6th Street & State Ave, Alamosa
Saturdays, July 10 – October 9, 2021
8am to 1:30pm
Vendors will be spaced for social distancing, and masks will be required by all.

Breckenridge Sunday Market - Main Street Station, Breckenridge
Sundays, June 13 – September 5, 2021
10am to 3pm
Masks and spacing required. No pets allowed.

Crested Butte Farmers Market - Elk Avenue/Cranks Plaza, Crested Butte
Sundays, May 30 – October 31, 2021 at Elk Avenue location
9am to 2pm
Thursdays, July 1 – August 26, 2021 at Cranks Plaza location
3pm to 6pm
Masks required, handwashing stations available, one-way foot traffic, customer limit per booth and time limit per customer, touchless payment, no pets.

Florence Farmers Market - Pioneer Park, Florence
Thursdays, June 3 – September 30, 2021
8am to 1pm

Gunnison Farmers Market - downtown Gunnison near 100F Park
Saturdays, June 12 – October 23, 2021
9:30am to 1pm
Gunnison County COVID-19 restrictions apply.

Minturn Market - Downtown Minturn
Saturdays, July 23 – September 4, 2021
9am to 2pm
Reduced vendor and attendance capacity, face coverings strongly recommended, physical distancing required, enhanced sanitization regulations in effect.

Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market - Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs
Saturdays, June 5 – September 2021
9am to 2pm

Vail Farmers Market & Art Show - Vail Village, Vail
Sundays, June 20 – October 3, 2021
10am to 3pm
Masks and sanitizer required before entering vendor tents, one-way market flow, eating and drinking in designated areas only, physical distancing between groups, Virtual Market with shipping and curbside pickup available.


Front Range and Plains

Boulder Farmers Market - 13th Street between Arapahoe Ave & Canyon Blvd, Boulder
Saturdays, April 3 – November 20, 2021
8am to 2pm
Wednesdays, May 5 –October 6, 2021
4pm to 8pm
Curbside pickup market open year-round
Limited seating, reservations available, masks required, sanitizer stations available, party limits of two people, one-way traffic flow, credit card or touchless payment strongly encouraged.

Briargate Farmers Market - North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs
Wednesdays: May 19th – October 27th, 2021
9am to 2pm

Centennial Farmers Market - University Towne Center, Centennial
Wednesdays, May 5 – October 27, 2021
10am to 2pm

Cherry Creek Fresh Market - Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver
Saturdays, May 1 – October 30, 2021
9am to 2pm
Wednesdays, June 16 – September 29, 2021
9am to 1pm
Face coverings strongly encouraged, vendor tents spaced for social distancing, group limits of 10 people, touchless payment encouraged.

City Park Farmers Market – E. Colfax Ave & Columbine St., Denver
Saturdays, May 15 – October 30, 2021
8am to 1pm

Colorado Springs Farm & Art Market - Pioneer’s Museum, Colorado Springs
Wednesdays, June 9 – October 6, 2021
3pm to 7pm
Saturdays, June 12 – October 9, 2021
9am to 1pm
Local public health guidelines are in effect.

Cordera Farmers Market - Grandlawn Circle, Colorado Springs
Sundays, May 23rd – September 5th 2021
10am to 2pm

Erie Farmers Market - Briggs Street, Erie
Thursdays, May 13 – September 9, 2021
5pm to 8pm
Masks strongly encouraged, no food or drink consumption allowed in market, social distancing between groups required, one-way traffic flow.

Fort Collins Larimer County Farmers Market - Larimer County Courthouse Parking Lot, Fort Collins
Saturdays, May 22 – October 30, 2021
9am to 1pm

Highlands Farmers Market - 32nd & Lowell, Denver
Sundays May 23 – October 10, 2021
9am to 1pm
Masks strongly encouraged, no food or drink consumption allowed in market, social distancing between groups required, one-way traffic flow.

Longmont Farmers Market - Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont
Saturdays, April 3 – November 20, 2021, Curbside Pickup available year-round
8am to 1pm
Limited seating, reservations available, masks required, sanitizer stations available, party limits of two people, one-way traffic flow, credit card or touchless payment strongly encouraged.

Louisville Farmers Market - 824 Front Street, Louisville
Saturdays, May 15 – October 9, 2021
9am to 1pm
Masks strongly encouraged, no food or drink consumption allowed in market, social distancing between groups required, one-way traffic flow.

Loveland Farmers Market - Fairground Park, Loveland
Sundays, June 6 – September 26, 2021
9am to 1pm
Facemasks required, no customer handling of products, no consumption on site, one-way flow, two customer per-booth limit.

Monument Hill Farmers Market - Jefferson Street, Monument
Saturdays, May 15th – October 30th , 2021
8am to 2pm

South University Farmers Market - Greenwood Village
Fridays, May 7 – October 29, 2021
10am to 2pm

Timnath Sunday Market - Colorado Food & Grain, Timnath
Every second Sunday, May – October, 2021
9am to 1pm

Union Station Farmers Market - Union Station, Denver
Saturdays, May 8 – October 23, 2021
9am to 1pm
Curbside pickup available year-round at RiNo at the Source
Limited seating, reservations available, masks required, sanitizer stations available, party limits of two people, one-way traffic flow, credit card or touchless payment strongly encouraged.

Westcliffe Farm & Makers Market - Westcliffe
Wednesdays starting June 2, 2021
9am to 1pm
Limited vendors


Western Slope

Durango Farmers Market - TBK Bank, Durango
Saturdays, May 8 – October, 2021
8am to noon (9am to noon in October)

Market on Main - Grand Junction
Thursdays, June 24 – September 9, 2021
5:30pm to 8:30pm
No pets, social distancing required.

Market on the Plaza - Heritage Plaza, Telluride
Wednesdays, June 16 – September 1, 2021
11am to 4pm

Palisade Sunday Market - Third & Main Streets, Downtown Palisade
Sundays, June 6 – October 10, 2021
9:30am to 1:30pm
One-way traffic, social distancing, online order and curbside pickup available.

Ridgway Farmers Market - Downtown Ridgway
Fridays, May 28 – October 8, 2021
10am to 3pm
Masks and social distancing required, leashed pets allowed, one-way traffic.

 

Only a Sample
Keep in mind, this is only a sampling of the farmers markets in Colorado. For a full list, check out our Farmers Markets page here.

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Why Shop Farmers Markets?

Do we really need to answer this question? Local businesses have had a ROUGH year. Pandemic aside (and that’s a big aside), last year was a hard season with a late spring freeze that ruined a lot of the year’s fruit harvest as well as that crazy snowstorm we had at the end of August, which effectively ended the growing season for a lot of unlucky plants. Not to mention record-breaking heat and wildfires that ravaged so much of our beautiful state. We’re still a bit unclear about the far-reaching effects of last year’s growing season on this year’s harvest, but it’s completely safe to say that local producers need our help more than ever. Farmers markets are more than just a Sunday-Funday Instagram event. They provide a much-needed outlet for small businesses, farmers, artisans, and producers to sell their wares and make a living, and the best part is, YOU get to benefit by bringing home locally grown and made products for your home and your dinner plate. Buying local means 68% of your money stays within your community, which is far higher than when you shop at bigger chains and national businesses. Plus, with many markets offering food trucks, live music, and more, a trip to the farmers market is undoubtedly way more fun than your weekly run to King Soopers.


Staying Safe in “Unprecedented Times”

We know, you’re sick of hearing the phrase “unprecedented times.” We are too. But look, we’re all excited that farmers markets are back, but don’t be that person who ruins it for everyone. If a mask is required, wear a mask. If markets or vendors ask you to social distance or don’t offer samples like they used to, then that’s just the reality we all need to accept for now. We’re all still adjusting, and hopefully this summer will mark a return to life as we knew it, but we all need to pitch in and cooperate to help us get there. So stay safe, have fun, and be sure to tag us on social media if you make anything particularly delicious with your local produce haul!

 

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