The arrival of spring brings beautiful blooming flowers and budding green trees that dot Boulder’s picturesque Flatirons haven. Much to our delight, spring also means the arrival of the Boulder Farmers Market – one of our favorite places to purchase in-season produce, learn about our fertile land, and connect with local farmers. This non-profit has been serving and supporting the Boulder community since 1987 and continues to inspire and connect local consumers with its neighborhood producers.
When and Where
Every Saturday morning during the weeks from April 6 to November 23, Boulder Farmers Market opens its stands to provide shoppers with sustainably farmed produce, delicious cuisine, and handmade personal care products. The Saturday market runs from 8 am – 2 pm and is situated on 13th street, between Canyon & Arapahoe. It’s a definite must for those interested in supporting the community and learning more about Boulder County’s farming and ranching industries.
If you’re torn between a weekend mountain getaway and the farmers market, rest assured. The market hosts a more subdued, adult centric Wednesday evening market, which starts May 1 and runs through October 2. From 4 pm – 8 pm, guests can kick back in the Beer Garden and listen to live music, or drop in on an outdoor yoga class at Central Park, hosted by All Terrain Yoga.
All About the Vendors
2019 vendors have yet to be announced. Here’s a list of vendors from last year’s farmers market season to give you an idea of the variety of products and produce the Boulder Farmers Market offers.
The second Saturday of each month also includes an Artisan Show. Local artists sell their handmade, original artwork in Central Park. Browse a variety of lifelike paintings, hand woven garments, and much more at the Artisan Show.
Boulder Farmers Market relies heavily on its volunteers throughout the season. If you’re interested in contributing to this organization, sign up here to volunteer. You’ll get an inside look at how this long-standing market runs and meet interesting, dedicated members of Boulder’s diverse community.
Another incredible way to help is by becoming a founding member. It’s costly for small farms to bring their produce to market so BCFM put together a ‘guaranteed minimum sales program’ to alleviate and distribute risks that farmers and ranchers take when committing to selling product at weekly farmers markets. Whatever produce is purchased by this fund to meet the minimum is then donated to various local non-profits.
Named one of the top 50 Farmers Markets in the country by Cooking Light Magazine, this market is a hit among locals and visitors. Whether you complete your weekly produce shopping amongst the colorful booths or simply swing by for lunch after an early morning hike around Chautauqua, the Boulder Farmers Market consistently delights and fulfills our community’s bodies and minds.