Boulder County Farmers’ Markets

Carrots, radishes and turnips at a farmer's market
Boulder’s “foodies” line up for the fresh produce at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. | Photo by Kara Brugman /
Staff writer

Fresh, organic, locally grown produce and flowers, live music, al fresco food from local restaurants, pastry and breads, wood carvings, artisan cheeses and Colorado wine, dogs, kids, adults of all ages – the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets offers it all and has become a place to run into friends and get a dose of rural life in the city.

The market was organized by farmers in 1986 with support from the city, county and state and research help from University of Colorado students. It spreads along 13th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard, right next to Central Park and Boulder Creek.

The Boulder market is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from the first Saturday in April to the third Saturday in November (from seedling to pumpkin, in farm perspective).

A second location has been added at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont at 9595 Nelson Rd., open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from the first Saturday in May through the first Saturday in November.