When warm weather rolls in, farmers’ markets all around metro Denver explode with new veggies to try, fresh fruit ripe for baking, and small Colorado businesses to support. Read on for our comprehensive list of farmers’ markets around the metro area to explore this summer.
Littleton Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 12 to September 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shop from a selection of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, specialty foods, and gardening supplies. Enjoy live entertainment each week. Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Southlands Farmers Market
Saturday, May 11 through September, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stop by Southlands mall for a selection of organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, baked goods, specialty food items, and handmade goods from local artisans. Southlands Town Square, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
Southwest Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 4 to October 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This open-air market in Littleton offers a wide selection of fresh produce and specialty goods. Southwest Plaza (southeast parking lot at Wadsworth and Bowles), Littleton
Boulder Farmers Market
Saturday, April 6 to November 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 to October 2, 4 to 8 p.m.
Founded in 1987, this open-air market in downtown Boulder is worth the trek. Open on both Wednesday and Saturday, the market offers a bounty of locally grown produce, meats, packaged goods, and freshly prepared foods. Enjoy live music each week and artisan shows on the second Saturday of the month. 13th St. between Canyon and Arapahoe, Boulder
Erie Farmers Market
Thursday, May 16 to September 12, 5 to 8 p.m.
Shop locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, artisan breads, honey, wine, cheese, coffee, baked goods, and natural body care. Briggs St. between Wells and Moffatt, Erie
Lafayette Farmers Market
Thursday, June 6 to September 26, 4 to 8 p.m.
This Thursday evening market from Boulder County Farmers Markets offers local produce, packaged goods, freshly prepared foods, and a beer garden featuring a different local brewery each week. 400 E. Simpson St. between S. Iowa and Michigan Ave.
Longmont Farmers Market
April 6 to November 23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take your pick from a selection of locally grown produce, meats, packaged goods, and freshly prepared foods. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
Louisville Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18 to October 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, wine, artisan breads, honey, coffee, baked goods, fresh salsas, pastas, and natural body care. 824 Front St., Louisville
Broomfield Farmers Market
Tuesday, June 11 to September 24, 4 to 7 p.m.
Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, wine, and salsa. Enjoy food trucks and live entertainment while you shop. Holy Comforter, 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield
Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Saturday, May 4 to October 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12 to September 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This open-air market in Cherry Creek North features a mix of Colorado growers and local gourmet food vendors, as well as chef events, kitchen and gardening products, and live music. Parking is free during the market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. and University Blvd., Denver
City Park Esplanade Fresh Market
Sunday, June 2 to October 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stock up on fresh foods, then stay awhile and relax in the park while sampling the day’s purchases. The market offers a wide selection of local growers and gourmet food vendors, plus there’s ample parking. City Park, Sullivan Fountain, E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St., Denver
Highlands Square Farmers Market
Sunday, June 2 to September 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This West Highland neighborhood farmers market offers a nice selection of fresh local produce, plus wine, cheese, eggs, honey, pickles, meats, and baked goods. Stroll through the market, pop in a few boutiques on the way, and stay for lunch at one of the neighborhood’s many popular eateries. Highlands Square, 3489 W. 32nd Ave., Denver
RiNo Fresh Market
Saturday, June 15 to October 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The hip River North Arts District is hosting this new Fresh Market in Boxyard Park. Called Denver’s most exciting hood by GQ, it’s a fun setting for live music, local art, fresh products, and craft food and drink. Boxyard Park, 2500 Broadway, Denver
South Pearl Street Farmers Market
Sunday, May 19 to November 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With fresh, local produce and artisan goods aplenty, this open-air market on South Pearl Street is one not to miss. Check out the flea market, held on the last Sunday of each month, or stop by for one of the special monthly events, which include a bike expo, car show, pet adoption fair, and chili cook-off. 1400 and 1500 blocks of South Pearl St. (between Iowa and Arkansas), Denver
Stapleton Fresh Market
Sunday, June 16 to October 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Local vendors take over Founders’ Green on Saturday mornings offering Colorado-grown produce, baked goods, specialty meats, and gourmet food items. Families can enjoy food trucks, picnic with locally grown goodies, and listen to music and splash in the wading fountain on hot summer days. Stapleton Founders Green, E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St., Denver
Union Station Farmers Market
Saturday, May 11 to October 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The ever-popular urban market set outside Denver’s Union Station is back for another summer. The market offers live music and chef demos every week, as well as a selection of fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, packaged goods, and freshly prepared foods. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver
Boulter’s 5280 Urban Market
Wednesday, June 5 to September 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Choose from a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as cheese, eggs, honey, specialty meats, baked goods, and more. 562 E. Castle Pines Pkwy., Castle Pines
Highlands Ranch Farmers Market
Sunday, May 5 to October 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy live entertainment while shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty foods, gardening supplies, and more. Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
Parker Farmers Market
Sunday, May 12 through October, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Support local growers and artisans by shopping a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers, dog treats, and ready-made foods. 19751 E. Main St., Parker
40 West Farmers Market
Saturday, June 8 to October 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Back for its third season, the 40 West Farmers Market brings fresh produce, local foods, and Colorado-made products to Lakewood’s 40 West Arts neighborhood. Enjoy a free yoga class by Yoga Container Collective every week from 10 to 10:30 a.m. 6759 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood
Arvada Farmers Market
Sunday, June 2 to September 29, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This open-air market in Olde Town offers local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and baked goods. Enjoy food trucks and live music while you shop, and kids can cool off in the water fountain. Olde Town Square, W. 57th Ave. and Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
Four Seasons Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18 to October 19, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The indoor market is open year-round, but from May through October visitors can enjoy an outdoor market as well. Stop by for live music, Colorado-grown produce, fresh bread, activities for kids, and samples galore. 7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge
Golden Farmers Market
Saturday, June 1 to October 5 (except July 27), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This creek-side market is within walking distance of trails and parks and is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Enjoy live music, sample different cuisines, and shop from a selection of local produce and gourmet products. 1010 10th St., Golden
Lakewood Farmers Market
Saturday, June 15 to September 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy live entertainment while shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, specialty foods, and soaps. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood
Westminster Farmers Market
Saturday, June 1 to September 28 , 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Find fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, cheese, honey, bread, pickles, popcorn, jams, and sauces from local artisans. 98th Ave.. and Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
*This post has been updated for summer 2019.