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Garden-fresh produce abound at local farmers markets

By Patte Smith

Farmers markets continue to grow in popularity as consumers’ interest in farm fresh produce grown locally has significantly increased.  Both consumers and farmers have found that they enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other throughout the growing season – it is a win-win for both the shopper and the grower.

Here is a list of weekend farmers markets not far from the Castle Pines area, and a few of the more popular ones in the Denver-Metro area.  For a complete list of 2015 Colorado farmers market locations (many during the weekday) throughout the state, visit

To better connect farmers and buyers, and to enhance awareness of available local food sources, the USDA has created three new local food directories for community-supported agriculture operations, food hubs, and on-farm markets by building on the popular and comprehensive National Farmers Market Directory.  This is a valuable resource for consumers throughout the United States –

Castle Rock Farmers Market

Third and Elbert Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – Noon
July 11 through October 3

Elizabeth Farmers Market

165 Main Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 6 through September 26

Highlands Ranch Town Center

9288 Dorchester Street
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 3 through November 1

Landmark Greenwood Village

7600 Landmark Way
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 20 through September 26

Lone Tree Farmers Market

8585 South Yosemite
Parking lot of Sears Outlet Store
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June through September

Parker Farmers Market

Parker Road and Mainstreet
Sundays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 10 through October 25

Tagawa Gardens Indoor Market

7711 South Parker Road
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mid-June through September

Southlands Shopping Center

6155 S Main Street, Aurora
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 9 through September 26

Old South Pearl Street Market

1500 block of Old South Pearl Street
Sundays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 17 through November 15

Cherry Creek Farmers Market

First and University, Denver
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 17 through September 30
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 3 through October 25

Stapleton Founder’s Green
E. 29th Avenue & Roslyn Street
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 21 through October 11 



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