The many farmers' markets spread throughout The Mile High City aren't just about locally grown, farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods and good-to-the-last bite prepared foods — though you'll find more than enough of those things.
Each Denver farmers' market is a festive, weekly street fair, many with live entertainment, family-friendly activities and a vibrant crowd of locals. Take some time this spring and summer to enjoy these great Denver farmers' markets.
THE FARMERS' MARKET AT HIGHLANDS SQUARE
32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.
Beginning in June and continuing every Sunday through September, Highlands Square brings you The Farmers' Market at Highlands Square. Going on its fifth year, this market has a charming location, flanked by local boutiques and eateries. In addition to the farm-fresh food, expect live music and beverages, including local craft beer, mimosas and Bloody Marys.
WHEN: Check back for 2018 dates.
E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St.
The Stapleton Fresh Market takes place from June to October on the Founders' Green. Don't miss freshly popped kettle corn and other tasty snacks while you browse for healthy produce. This year's kickoff is on Father's Day, making it the perfect way to spend the morning with Dad.
WHEN: Sundays, June 17–Oct. 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Denver Union Station Plaza
The Union Station Farmers' Market takes place right in the heart of The Mile High City and is a beautiful sight to behold on sunny Saturdays, with gleaming produce on display in the impressive plaza of historic Union Station, along with chef demos and live music. The market boasts an impressive list of local producers and vendors selling farm-fresh fruits and veggies, meat and dairy, and prepared goods like coffee, sauces and baked goods.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 12–Oct. 20, 2018, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
On the 1500 block of Old South Pearl St., between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave.
Super-fresh produce, ready-to-eat treats, artisan cheeses and just-out-of-oven baked goods — this is what a farmers' market is all about! The quaint South Pearl neighborhood hosts the splendid Old South Pearl Street Farmers' Market every Sunday in the summertime. The irresistible smell of freshly roasted chilies will lead you over to Pope Farms' booth. And keep an eye out for juicy, fresh Colorado peaches at the Ela Family Farms stand.
WHEN: Sundays, May 20–Nov. 18, 2018, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
Made up almost entirely of farmers and producers from the areas surrounding Denver, this is a fun, fresh market that is worth the drive to Highlands Ranch. Fill all of your fruit and veggie needs and then explore some of the other, more unique booths of the Highlands Ranch Farmers' and Street Market, offering everything from handbags to cooking utensils to garden adornments.
WHEN: Sundays, May 6–Oct. 28, 2018, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Venture outside of the city to the Littleton Farmers' Market at the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center. If you want to be even more eco-friendly, take the light rail to Aspen Grove to reduce your carbon footprint.
WHEN: Wednesdays, June 13–Oct. 10, 2018, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge
The year-round, indoor Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market offers an open-air option during the summer. The market is a great source for local, farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, raw goat milk, cheeses, sauces, preserves, baked goods, free-range chicken and duck eggs, flowers, organic grains, and local meats. The market places an emphasis on healthy, high-quality local foods. Photographers, jewelers, painters and other artists also display their work during the market.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 19–Oct. 20, 2018, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Southeast Parking Lot at Wadsworth and Bowles Ave.
Local suppliers come to the Southwest Plaza Farmers' Market with their fresh peaches, plums, apricots and cherries mid-season, and you'll also find fresh baked goods, honey and greens.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 5–Oct. 27, 2018, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mile Hi Church, Alameda Ave. and Garrison St., Lakewood
At the Lakewood Farmers' Market, a large lineup of vendors will tempt you with beautiful leafy greens, glistening grape tomatoes, fragrant green chili and shiny string beans. And you'll also have the chance to munch on kettle corn and cheese samples while you browse knitted shawls and handmade soaps.
WHEN: Saturdays, June 16–Sept. 29, 2018, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.