Farmer's Market Season Is Upon Us

Many people are drawn to the Pikes Peak region by the beauty of the mountains and the promise of adventure that the Rocky Mountains offer. However, those same mountains can make for tricky growing conditions. Rocky soil, high altitude and dry weather all contribute to a short, limited growing season in our region. Perhaps this gives us even more incentive to buy fresh, local produce during the relatively short season it’s available. Whatever the cause, in recent years there’s  been an exciting number of local markets pop up all over the region offering local produce, crafts and other locally produced goods. Most markets begin in May and run through October, so now is the time to start buying local!  Here is a list of some of our favorite Farmer’s Markets in the Pikes Peak region:

1. Colorado Farm and Art Market (CFAM) - Wednesdays

Ivywild

1604 S. Cascade Ave.

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Begins June 10


 

2. Colorado Farm and Art Market (CFAM) - Saturdays

Margarita at Pine Creek,

7350 Pine Creek Rd.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Begins June 13

 

3.  Reynolds Ranch Farmers Market - Mondays and Wednesdays

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 North Gate Blvd.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Begins June 29

 

4.  Monument Hill Farmer’s Market - Saturdays

66 S. Jefferson St., Monument

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Begins May 9

 

5.  Woodland Park Farmer’s Market - Fridays

116 S. West St., Woodland Park

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Begins June 5

 

6.  Old Colorado City Farmer’s Market - Saturdays

Bancroft Park

2408 W. Colorado Ave.
7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Begins June 6

 

7.  Downtown Sunday Market - Sundays

Acacia Park

Tejon Street and Platte Avenue

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Begins June 14

 

8. Miller Farms Farmer’s Market - Saturdays

Chapel Hills Mall

1710 Briargate Blvd.

9 am. to  3 p.m.

Begins June 6