Farm fresh produce a zip code away
Directions to the Castle Rock Farmers Market, which opened for the 2015 season on July 11: From Castle Pines, take I-25 south to the Wilcox/Wolfensberger exit, go east, follow the road south to Third Street, and turn right to Elbert Street. The Farmers Market and plenty of parking will be on the left.
Information and photo provided by Douglas County
The Castle Rock Farmers Market, featuring fresh produce and more, opened for the season on July 11 at the corner of 3rd Street and Elbert Street in Castle Rock. The market will be open for business each Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon through October 3.
This year’s market features a number of new vendors, as well as the traditional, including local growers and fruit from Palisade. As well, Douglas County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening and horticulture-related questions.
Vendors selling dog treats and other pet products will also be present. Dogs are welcome at the market, but owners are asked to keep them on a leash when visiting.
Originally named the Plum Creek Valley Farmers Market, the annual event began in 1987 as the brainchild of Douglas County Master Gardener Julia Geolat. Geolat began the market with one large vegetable vendor and it has since turned into a popular spot where people can purchase fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, flowers, salsa, handmade gifts and more.
For more information, or to apply for a seasonal vending permit to sell goods at the market, please visit the Colorado State University Extension-Douglas County website.
For a list of additional farmers markets in the area, visit www.castlepinesconnection.com and type “farmers markets” into the search tab.