Check out the local foodie scene as you’re exploring the Denver suburbs!
Farmers markets are a great way to feel out a community. You’ll get a sense of what weekends could look like if you decide to call the town “home” and can literally get a taste for the local foodie scene. Plus, with live music, food trucks and kid-friendly events farmers markets are fun for the whole family.
Wednesdays from June-September and Saturdays from May-October check out the bustling farmers’ market in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center parking lot. Here, you’ll only find items “grown, raised or made in Colorado,” including colorful fresh-cut flower bouquets, artisan baked goods, and seasonal produce. Throughout the summer and fall, the market also hosts pop-ups where you can shop for handmade goods and crafts.
After checking out the market, continue exploring the suburb by taking a walk along the Cherry Creek Trail or visiting one of the trendy restaurants or cafes in town — and be sure to grab a cup of coffee at Aviano to end the day.
For almost 20 years, the Golden Farmers Market has been a go-to for this family-friendly community. On Saturday mornings from June to October this market runs out of the Golden Library parking lot — and includes lots more than just local food. Expect live music, family activities, and, of course, plenty of farm-fresh produce, local honey, and artisanal treats.
Once you finish browsing the vendor booths, take a hike along the Clear Creek Trail. You can even make your way to the nearby Lions Park to let the kids run around on the playground.
The Lakewood Farmers Market brings together more than 15 local vendors selling everything from salsa to pickles to pottery. The market runs Saturday mornings from June to September, in the Mile Hi Church parking lot. If you need some inspiration, browse the website for fresh recipe ideas using seasonal ingredients you might find in the market that week.
Want to make a day of it? Grab some picnic essentials at the market then head to Addenbrooke Park for some outdoor family fun.
The Southwest Plaza Farmers Market features live music, 30+ vendors, and food area trucks each Saturday morning from April to October. Not only can you find traditional market goods like fruits, veggies, and bread, but you can also shop for skincare, rice, salsa, children’s books, and jewelry. If you want to grab lunch at the market, keep an eye out for the Downtown Fingers or Roll it Up Sushi food trucks. Then, after grabbing a bite, let the kids cool off at the nearby Clement Park splash pad.
With more than 60 booths the Longmont Farmers Market is one of the biggest in the Denver ‘burbs. Running Saturdays from April to November, here you’ll find vendors offering everything from homemade Greek yogurt to wine to baked goods, produce, honey, and more.
That, though, is just the beginning — the Longmont market is also home to tons of seasonal events from live music, to kids crafting pop ups, to a monthly artisan add-on. Plus, the market’s website offers amazing recipes inspired by that week’s vendor lineup.
If you want even more of a taste of Longmont, stop by one of the many nearby breweries. Left Hand Brewing Company, Grossen Bart Brewery, Pumphouse Brewery and Wibbly Brewery are all within walking distance of the market.
The Louisville Farmers Market is a perfect outing for the whole family — it’s dog friendly, there’s live music, and they even have hula hoops onsite out for the kids. Held on Saturdays from May to October, this is a great market to stock up on eggs, veggies, and meat — or to simply soak in the atmosphere with a cup of freshly roasted Redemption Road Coffee.
After you’ve filled your totes, take a short walk to one of the restaurants along Main Street or head to the nearby community pool — the kids will love the water slide!
On Saturday mornings from May to September, this bustling farmers market takes over Southland Shopping Center’s Town Square. Fill up on seasonal local fruit, wine, potted plants, and more. At the end of the season, the market also hosts a Fall Festival with a popular pumpkin patch — it’s the perfect way to shift from summer to fall.
If you and your family make the move to Aurora, keep an eye on the Southlands events calendar. On other days, the Town Square puts on outdoor concerts and movie nights.
The Westminster Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings from June to September. One of the more eclectic markets, here you’ll find lots of unique goodies — roasting peppers, taco trucks, pickles, plants, and seemingly-endless baked goods. If you move to Westminster but can’t make it to the market, you can also order a bag or box of fresh produce for weekly delivery.
To keep the fun going, head to the nearby mini-golf course after your farmers’ market adventure. This course is ideal for all ages, from toddlers through adults.
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