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Local farmers markets benefit growers and consumers



By Patte Smith

Each year The Connection features a list of local farmers markets in support of regional growers and communities.   Fresh and flavorful produce is plentiful throughout the summer, and visiting an outdoor “grocer” is a fun family outing.   Many markets not only sell fruits and vegetables, but also offer special items such as fresh bread, jams and jellies, flowers and yummy goodies.   The farm2tablecolorado markets sell grass-fed beef and other meat products that have not been exposed to hormones, antibiotics or other chemicals.  Boulter’s 5280 Urban Market is located at the old Safeway parking lot in Castle Pines on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. through 7 p.m., May 4 through October 26.  The market offers locally grown vegetables, wines, meats, dairy and other fresh food items.

Listed here are some markets close by and a few favorites in the Denver area.  And, if you happen to be traveling through the state this summer, a comprehensive list of the 2016 farmers markets throughout Colorado can be found at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Colorado%20Farmers’%20Markets.pdf

Boulter’s 5280 Urban Market
560 East Castle Pines Parkway
(Old Safeway parking lot)
Wednesdays: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
May 4 through October 26

Greenwood Village Farmers Market
7600 Landmark Way
Wednesdays: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
July 6 through August 31

Cherry Creek Fresh Market
E. 1st Ave. and University Blvd.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 15 through September 28
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 7 through October 29

City Park Esplanade Fresh Market
E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St.
Sundays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 5 through October 30

Castle Rock farm2tablecolorado Market
140 South Wilcox (Briccy’s Coffee)
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
April through October

Castle Rock Farmers Market
Fifth and Wilcox
Saturdays:  8 a.m. – Noon
July 9 through September 24

Elizabeth Farmers Market
165 Main Street
Saturdays:  8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 4 through September 24

Lone Tree Farmers Market
8585 South Yosemite Street
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June through September

Highlands Ranch Farmers Market
9288 Dorchester Street
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or sell out
May 8 through October 30

Parker Farmers Market
Parker Road and East Main Street
Sundays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 8 through October 30

Parker farm2tablecolorado Market
19420 Main Street
Sundays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April through November 27

Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market
1500 block of South Pearl Street, Denver
Sundays:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 8 through October 30

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