Boulder County Farmers Markets
Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.
April 1, 2017 - November 18, 2017
Saturday,8AM - 2PM
May 3, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Wednesday, 4PM - 8PM
Location: 13th Street Between Canyon and Arapahoe
This was by far one of the best Farmers markets in the Denver/Boulder area. Coming from the Midwest it was hard to find a big farmers market. Though I've not been to the other ones in Boulder, I have to say there was a nice selection of produce, snacks, honey and much more. They also have a little food court with a lot of delicious foods and great entertainment. Bought some great mushrooms, creamed honey, jalapeno cilantro pesto, zucchini, pear jam, and peaches. All super fresh.
This is my impression after my first trip to the Boulder County Farmers Market. Disappointed. The vendors were extremely friendly, and are knowledgeable about their products. The atmosphere is relaxing. There are a lot of interesting people to talk to. As a social event the farmers market is terrific! You can play Frisbee, practice yoga, learn about Boulder County Open Spaces, cry about politics, and discuss renewable energy. Unfortunately, I came here to buy my groceries. I have heard, many times, that shopping local is a great idea and that farmers markets are a place for bargains because you're buying directly from the grower. This is not true. Here is what you get for $89.49: Bread, 2 loaves $12.00 1 baked pretzel 4.00 1.6 lbs cherries 14.00 6 cucumbers 5.00 18 radishes 6.00 1 quart cherry tomatoes 8.00 1 10oz bag salad greens 10.00 8oz goat cheese 10.00 1.18 pound beef sausage 11.79 0.72 pound pork sausage 7.20 Fee for buying 'Market Bucks' 1.50 This is probably the least cost effective way of buying groceries that I could possibly imagine, about double of the cost of shopping at Sprouts. Perhaps it will be better in the peak summer season. I'll post an update at that time.
Daina Eve Olson
This was such a fun place to shop for fresh veggies and plants. I love seeing what is in season by what is being sold by the vendors. Today it was clear that rhubarb and radishes are ripe! EBT is accepted, along with credit cards in most booths and of course cash everywhere. I recommend the Vietnamese food (the booth with the crepes) if you're looking for lunch.
Good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Still a lot of booths that have little to do with fresh food, but the balance of farms and independent food products to other is better than most Farmers markets I've been to in the Denver area.
So many great stands. Fun to walk around (and many free samples!)