While summer starts in just a few days officially most of us are already in the summer mood. One of the things which come around each summer are Farmers’ Markets in our communities. By attending the markets are purchasing produce you are buying fresh local produce and items, eliminating some of the extra miles place on the road for the transit of goods and of course helping out the smaller farmers.
Here in the Denver area we have quite a few markets open during the summer:
- Ballpark Market – Saturdays 8am – 2pm – Larimer between 21st and 22nd
- Cherry Creek Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays 9am – 1pm; Saturdays 8am – 1pm – 1st and University Blvd.
- City Park Fresh Market – Sundays 9am – 1pm – Colfax and Esplanade
- Old Pearl Street Farmers’ Market – Sundays 9am – 1pm – 1500 South Pearl
- Stapleton Farmers’ Market – Sundays 8:30am – 12:30pm – 29th and Quebec
In the past I have usually visited the Cherry Creek Market which is probably the most well known around where I live. However as I am busy on Saturdays with Hike for Discovery this summer as I mentioned last week I will head to the market on Old Pearl Street.
Now if you don’t live in the City of Denver, be sure to check out the following site provided by the USDA to search for a Farmers Market where you live.