There’s a lot to love about summer in Colorado: mountain hikes, patio happy hours, and especially perusing local goods at Denver farmers’ markets. Luckily for us, Colorado is a hub for fresh produce and local, artisan-made products. Many markets have already opened throughout the spring, and more markets are popping up in the weeks ahead.Our team at Corken + Company found this list of local farmers’ markets to make your summer in Denver that much sweeter.
City Park Farmers Market
Returning for its second year, the City Park Farmers Market is expanding from 70 vendors to 90, including adding four new farms to its roster. Along with a growing food selection, the market offers donation-based yoga classes, live music, and monthly cooking demonstrations by local chefs.
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m., May 14–October 29. Location: 2551 E. Colfax Ave.
Colorado Fresh Market
Whether you’re looking to stock your refrigerator with fresh produce, pick a bouquet for your sweetie, or uncover the perfect vintage find, the Colorado Fresh Market has you covered. Every Saturday morning, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center parking lot becomes a space for local vendors to showcase their goods. A second, Wednesday market opens on June 15 and parking is free on both days.
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., May 7–November 5; Wednesdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., June 15–September 28. Location: 1st Avenue and University Boulevard
Denver Metro Farmers’ Market
The oldest farmers’ market in town, the Metro Denver Farmers’ Market boasts five locations and a 40-year history. The Southwest Plaza market (Saturdays 8 a.m.–2 p.m.) is open now and runs until October 29, and the Highlands Ranch market (Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) runs May 1 through October 30. The other three open in June: the Lakewood market is open Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. starting June 11. The Stead School market opens on June 12 on Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Littleton market is open Wednesdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. starting June 15.
Hours and locations: Saturdays 8 a.m.–2 p.m., April 30–October 29 at Southwest Plaza; Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m., May 1–October 30 at 9288 Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch; Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m., June 11–September 24 at 9077 W. Alameda Ave.; Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m., June 12–Sept. 25 at 18251 Homestead Trail; Wednesdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m., June 15–September 28 at 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Farmers Market Central Park
Every Sunday until October, you can stroll through Farmers Market Central Park at Founders’ Green. You can find local produce, fresh baked goods, and gourmet food items, plus live music every week.
Hours: Sundays 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.June 5–October 9. Location: 7601 29th Ave.
Highland Square Farmers Market
Do your shopping while sipping on a mimosa (or your preferred a.m. drink) at the Highlands Square Farmers Market. With a live music rotation, a market bar, and locally grown foods, this market is a must for any Sunday Funday.
Hours: Sundays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 22–October 16 Location: 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard
Real Farmers Market
Spend your morning shopping for organic veggies, artisan bread, and fresh salsas at the Real Farmers Market. But it’s not just local eats—this market also features vendors specializing in soy candles, handcrafted home goods, and herbal remedies. There’s a local pop-up in Denver on 6th Avenue, plus markets in Erie and Louisville.
Hours and locations: Sundays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 15–October 16 at 3010 E. 6th Ave.; Saturdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 14–October 15 at 824 Front St. in Louisville; Thursdays 5 p.m–8 p.m, May 12–September 8 at Briggs Street in Erie.
Learn more about Denver farmers’ markets at:
Everything You Need to Know About Denver-Area Farmers’ Markets in 2022