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, 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.
CHERRY CREEK FRESH MARKET
E. 1st Ave. and University Blvd.
The award-winning Cherry Creek Fresh Market is the largest farmers' market in Denver. Touted as the “Cadillac of farmers markets,” you’ll find a high-quality mix of Colorado growers and unique local gourmet food vendors representing the best of the Rocky Mountain region. Also enjoy chef events, gardening tips from Master Gardeners and Master Composters, live music and more in a fun and festive outdoor shopping environment.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 7–Oct. 29, 2016, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesdays, June 15–Sept. 28, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
CITY PARK ESPLANADE FRESH MARKET
E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St.
Now in its 19th season, the City Park Esplanade Fresh Market sets up around historic Sullivan Fountain among the majestic statues and architecture of City Park. A strong agricultural market, you’ll find the best selection of local growers on a Sunday complemented by a fun mix of fresh food vendors in an urban park setting. There's plenty of free parking, so if you miss the Cherry Creek Fresh Market on Saturday, visit your favorite market vendors on Sunday!
WHEN: Sundays, June 5–Oct. 30, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
LE JARDIN SECRET
Larimer Square, Bistro Vendome Courtyard
Le Jardin Secret — the "secret garden" — is not your average summer market. At this French-inspired chefs’ market in Larimer Square, foodies can shop for dairy, meat, bread, produce and other goods — all with a mimosa in hand. You'll find perfect tomatoes, French cheeses, grassfed tenderloins and artisanal bread. Carefully selected vendors like Grateful Bread Company, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, the Truffle Cheese Shop, Sugarmill and Blooming Fool will sell a variety of ingredients specifically curated for the home chef.
WHEN: 2016 schedule coming soon!
THE FARMERS' MARKET AT HIGHLANDS SQUARE
32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.
Beginning June 5 and every Sunday through the middle of October, Highlands Square will bring you The Farmers' Market at Highlands Square. Last year was a first for this event, and the community is thrilled to bring it back for a second season. In addition to the farm-fresh food, expect live music and beverages, including local craft beer, mimosas and Bloody Marys.
WHEN: Sundays, June 5–Oct. 16, 2016, 9 a.m–1 p.m.
STAPLETON FRESH MARKET
E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St.
The Stapleton Fresh Market takes place from June - October on the Founder's 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 19–October 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
UNION STATION FARMERS' MARKET
Denver Union Station Plaza
Denver's newest farmers' market, slated to open this summer, brings local to the heart of the city. The Union Station Farmers' Market will boast an impressive list of local producers and vendors, from farm-fresh fruits and veggies, to meat and dairy, to prepared goods like coffee, sauces and baked goods.
WHEN: Saturdays, June 4–Oct. 22, 2016, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
FRESH MARKET POP-UP AT THE LANDMARK
7600 Landmark Way, Greenwood Village
Head south for the new Fresh Market Pop-Up at The Landmark, produced by Colorado Fresh Markets, features a high-quality mix of Colorado growers and unique local gourmet food vendors representing the best of the Rocky Mountain region.
WHEN: Wednesdays, July 6–Aug. 31, 2016, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
OLD SOUTH PEARL STREET FARMERS' MARKET
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. If you're looking for tips on what to do with your haul, show up around noon for the weekly "Nibble At Noon" chef demonstration featuring recipes, cooking tips and more.
WHEN: Sundays, May 15–Nov. 13, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
HARRY'S URBAN FARMERS' MARKET
2409 Arapahoe St.
Harry's is a downtown farmers' market with local produce, live music and vendors. The weekly gathering features farmers selling their own produce and foods, backyard gardeners who are invited to sell their extras at the market, and artisans who use Colorado-sourced goods to make their crafts.
WHEN: Saturdays, June 25–Sept. 24, 2016, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
HIGHLANDS RANCH FARMERS' AND STREET MARKET
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 8–Oct. 30, 2016, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
LITTLETON FARMERS' MARKET
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 15–October 12, 2016, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.