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.
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 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 17–Nov. 15, 2020, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
2500 S. Colorado Blvd.
Shop for farm-fresh produce, pasta, honey, locally roasted coffee, fresh-baked bakery items, eggs, dairy, meat — even gourmet dog treats! Enjoy free parking as you browse at University Hills Plaza.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 23–Oct. 17, 2020, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd.
Beginning in June and continuing every Sunday through September, Highlands Square brings you the Highlands Farmers Market. 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, May 31–Oct. 11, 2020, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Green at E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St.
The Stapleton Farmers 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.
WHEN: Sundays, June 7–Oct. 11, 2020, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
This year, the folks behind the popular Fetch Markets are teaming up with Colorado Fresh Markets to bring pop-up farmers' markets to Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. That's what we'd call a match made in heaven! The themed weekends will also include live music, family activities, outdoor movie nights and open-air bars.
WHEN: June 20–21, July 4–5 and 18–19, Aug. 15–16 and 29–30 and Sept. 12–13, 2020
Four Locations: LoHi/Highlands, Sloan's Lake, RiNo Art District, Belleview Station
Denver Bazaar is teaming up with local farmers, restaurants, distilleries and other local vendors to offer a curbside farmers' market experience! Preorder fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, prepared foods, pantry staples, household goods, pre-made meals and cocktail kits, then pick it up at the location nearest you. Orders for Thursday or Friday pickup must be placed by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Orders for Saturday and Sunday must be placed by 6 p.m. on Thursdays.
WHEN: Highland Tap & Burger: Thursdays, 2–7 p.m.; Sloan's Lake Tap & Burger: Fridays, 2–7 p.m.; Mister Oso (RiNo Art District): Saturdays, 1–5 p.m.; Belleview Station Tap & Burger: Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being, 3401 Eudora St.
Every Wednesday, pick up a box of fresh-picked greens and produce grown at Dahlia Campus Farms and Gardens, which is home to a 40,000-square-foot urban farm, a therapeutic garden and an aquaponics greenhouse.
WHEN: Pick up on Wednesdays, May 27–Oct. 28, 2020, 2–4 p.m.
Beast + Bottle, 719 East 17th Ave.
Beast + Bottle has teamed up with Longmont's Ollin Farms to offer produce boxes for pick-up. Order and pay online between 11 a.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Thursday; different veggies are available every week, and you can add on items like local honey, hot sauce, pickles and peanut butter. Pull up to the loading zone outside the restaurant (you must wear a face mask) for contact-free pick-up.
WHEN: Pick up on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 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: TBA 2020
EXDO Event Center
As of this summer, the River North Art District has not one but two farmers' markets. The new RiNo Farmers Market is a one-of-a-kind market featuring live music, bar service, fresh produce, local art, craft goods, food trucks and more.
WHEN: Coming back in 2021!
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 3–Nov. 1, 2020, 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 in Littleton. If you want to be even more eco-friendly, take the light rail to Aspen Grove to reduce your carbon footprint.
WHEN: Wednesdays, June 17–Sept. 30, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge
The year-round, indoor Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge 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, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Southeast Parking Lot at Wadsworth and Bowles Ave., Littleton
Local suppliers come to the Southwest Plaza Farmers' Market in Littleton with their fresh peaches, plums, apricots and cherries mid-season, and you'll also find fresh baked goods, honey and greens.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 2–Oct. 31, 2020, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mile Hi Church, Alameda Ave. and Garrison St., Lakewood
At the Lakewood Farmers' Market in Lakewood, 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 13–Sept. 26, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
17410 Parkside Drive N., Commerce City
The new Reunion Farmers' Market is set in the middle of lovely Reunion Park in nearby Commerce City. In addition to fresh produce and prepared foods, browse natural skincare solutions, CBD products, ceramics, jewelry, knitwear and much more. Stop into Reunion Coffee House on the southeast side of the park to fuel your shopping!
WHEN: Sundays, June 14–Sept. 27, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lamar Station Plaza, 6501-6791 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood
The weekly West Colfax Farmers Market in Lakewood features not only fresh produce but also small craft items, bath and body products, health and wellness supplements, specialty foods, coffees and beverages and art booths.
WHEN: Sundays, June 14–Oct. 18, 2020, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
6155 S Main St., Aurora
Set in the beautiful main plaza in the Southlands Shopping Center in Aurora, this market comes alive every Saturday with seasonal produce, Western Slope fruit and much more.
WHEN: Saturdays, June 6–Sept. 26, 2020, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
19565 Mainstreet, Parker
It's the hottest place in Parker on a Sunday morning with over 100 vendors, including local vegetable growers, Western Slope fruit growers, flavorful food offerings, beautiful plants and flowers, and on-site cooking.
WHEN: Sundays, June 7–Sept. 27, 2020, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
300 2nd St., Castle Rock
Located in and around the beautiful Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock, this local farmer’s market is open every Sunday through the end of September.
WHEN: Sundays, June 14–Sept. 27, 2020, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Located just outside of the southeast entrance of the wonderful Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, this vibrant urban market has quite the selection of fresh produce and locally made goods.
WHEN: Fridays, June 5–Sept. 25, 2020, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.