Westword’s guide to farmers’ markets

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Time to get out and shop! Here’s Westword’s guide to farmers’ markets in the metro area:

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Arvada Farmers Market
Northeast corner of 57th Avenue and Old Wadsworth Avenue, Arvada
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This market in charming Olde Town Arvada will feature dozen of local vendors, farm stands, meat stalls and prepared-food stations. It will run through September 26.

Boulder Farmers Market Saturday
13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Run by Boulder County Farmers Markets, which also operates markets at Union Station and Longmont, this venture focuses primarily on growers and local food producers. That results in a lot of produce, meats, handcrafted sauces, cheese, honey and fresh bread. At the moment, masks are requests and no pets are allowed; reservations are available but not required. There are some prepared food stalls, but limited cafe seating. The market runs through November 20.

The Boulder Farmers Market is open Wednesday and Saturday. - ASHTON RAY HANSEN

The Boulder Farmers Market is open Wednesday and Saturday.
Ashton Ray Hansen

Boulder Farmers Market Wednesday
13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to dusk

This is the evening version of the big Saturday market, and while visitors will find the same good food and products from sixty-plus vendors, the market has a different vibe. It runs through October 6.

Broomfield Farmers’ Market
1700 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield
Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. through September
Held at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, this market includes meats and produce, prepared foods and food trucks and is entirely run by volunteers. To find it, just look for the tractor and little red barn.

Cherry Creek Wednesday
Cherry Creek Shopping Center at First Avenue and University Boulevard
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Park for free at this Denver market and explore a mix of prepared-food vendors, produce and protein stands and handicrafts. It’s not as large as the Boulder or Pearl Street markets, but the well-curated lineup certainly can get shoppers what they need. Open from June 16 to September 29.

Cherry Creek Saturday

Cherry Creek Shopping Center at First Avenue and University Boulevard
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Park for free at this Denver market and explore a mix of vendors offering prepared foods, produce and protein, and handicrafts. It’s not as large as the Boulder or Pearl Street markets, but the well-curated lineup delivers all the fresh goods customers need. Visit now through October 30.

Fresh eggs are among the things you'll find at the City Park Farmers' Market. - CITY PARK FARMERS MARKET

Fresh eggs are among the things you’ll find at the City Park Farmers’ Market.
City Park Farmers Market

City Park Farmers Market
City Park Esplanade at East Colfax Avenue and Columbine Street
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Head to City Park for thisreimagined market which is now on Saturdays rather than Sundays. You’ll find sixty vendors, pay-what-you-wish yoga at 9 a.m., and a food truck and prepared-food stall area to explore and sample. The old-school market is under new management and will be going strong until October 30.