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.
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. Parking is free during the market.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 6–Oct. 28, 2017, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesdays, June 14–Sept. 27, 2016, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
CITY PARK ESPLANADE FRESH MARKET
E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St.
Now in its 20th 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 4–Oct. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
THE FARMERS' MARKET AT HIGHLANDS SQUARE
32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.
Beginning June 11 and every Sunday through September, Highlands Square will bring you The Farmers' Market at Highlands Square. Going on its fourth 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: Sundays, June 11–Sept. 24, 2017, 9 a.m–1 p.m.
STAPLETON FRESH MARKET
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 18–October 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
UNION STATION FARMERS' MARKET
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. 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, June 3–Oct. 28, 2017, 9 a.m.–2 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. And keep an eye out for juicy, fresh Colorado peaches at the Ela Family Farms stand.
WHEN: Sundays, May 21–Nov. 19, 2017, 9 a.m.–1 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 7–Oct. 29, 2017, 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 14–October 11, 2017, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
FOUR SEASONS FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET
7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge
The year-round, indoor Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market offers an open-air option in summertime. 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 13–Oct. 28, 2017, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
SOUTHWEST PLAZA FARMERS' MARKET
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 6–Oct. 28, 2017, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
LAKEWOOD FARMERS' MARKET
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 17–Oct. 28, 2017, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
WHEAT RIDGE FARMERS' MARKET
8235 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge
Choose from a ripe selection of produce from well-respected farmers who participate at the Wheat Ridge Farmers' Market, including Forte and Galicia Farms, plus some niche sellers offer up their finest mushrooms, jams, pastries, rice and nuts.
WHEN: Thursdays, July 6–Sept. 28 2017, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.