April showers bring May flowers… and local farmers markets! It’s been a long winter for us Coloradans, so let’s get outside and celebrate this spring by shopping local.
Read on for our top picks on farmers markets in the area:
Boulder Farmers Market | Boulder
Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) hosts at a variety of locations each Saturday, but it seems fitting to begin with Boulder. With 87 local vendors, you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and perhaps a bit more).
You can find the market every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm beginning on April 21, located on 13th street between Canyon and Arapahoe. Walk-ups are welcome, but to ensure a spot you can reserve your place at the bottom of the article or at the link here.
If you can’t make it on Saturday, BCFM also hosts the market on Wednesday evenings from 4 pm until dusk beginning on May 5. Reserve your spot at the bottom of the article or at the link here and don’t forget to check out the guidelines.
We encourage you to walk if you’re a BoCo local, but if you choose to drive you can find parking garages, parking lots, and street parking. Learn more about parking for the farmers market here.
Not shopping in-person? Not a problem. Reserve curbside pickup and delivery here.
Real Farmers Market | Louisville
Next up: Louisville’s Real Farmers Market. Right on 824 Front Street in Louisville, you’ll find the market every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm beginning on May 15.
From Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free fruit and vegetables to artisan breads, honey, coffee, and even natural body care, you’ll have plenty of perusing to do in the market.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, live music is back at the Steinbaugh Pavilion per a recent update! To stay informed, check out their Facebook Page.
Longmont Farmers Market | Longmont
Along with Boulder, BCFM hosts a weekly market in Longmont each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Similar to the Boulder location, you can either walk up or reserve your spot at the bottom of the article!
With over 60 vendors ranging from Colorado Aromatics to Lazy Bee Ranch to Rocky Mountain Fresh, there will be plenty of opportunities to support local artisans and farmers.
Don’t forget to check out the COVID guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience! You can also follow their Facebook page to stay updated.
Real Farmers Market | Erie
Real Farmers Market also hosts weekly in Erie, alongside Louisville. If this is closer to your neck of the woods, the market offers similar vendors and local products as the Louisville location.
Located on Briggs street between Wells and Moffatt, the market runs on Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm beginning on May 13.
Like the Louisville location, live music will be back! How fun does that sound on a Thursday evening? Follow along for updates here.
Nederland Farmers Market | Peak-To-Peak
Nederland is up next! Beginning on May 9 (hint, hint: Mother’s Day), the market will be open to the public.
Every other Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at 80 E. 2nd street, you can join the community to shop for local, farm-to-table produce.
If you don’t feel up to shopping in-person, you can order online here and pick up every Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the $25 produce box, featuring a curated selection of seasonal produce.
Find their location and where to park before you go – we’ll see you at the market!