The hustle and variety of the Boulder County Farmers Market is intoxicating with so many varieties of fresh and locally produced foods and beverages, crafts and more crowd the aisles, just waiting to be taken home by market shoppers. Boulder’s market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in a beautiful location on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, next to Central Park in downtown Boulder. Shoppers can walk, ride a bike, take the bus or drive a car to the market.
It was in 1986 that a small group of areal farmers came together to create a formal Farmer’s Market for the Boulder community. The City of Boulder granted the group its support by offering staff, meeting space, permits and a site for the market. Then in 1987 Boulder County Farmers’ Market officially became a non-profit corporation, operated by local farmers. The market has contributed to a number of agricultural organizations like 4H, the County Fair, Cultiva! and others. The market also assists with various fundraising events.
Over the years the Boulder County Farmers’ Market has become an icon of the community and a gathering place that feels like a little piece of the country in the middle of downtown. Boulder Creek runs nearby, fragrant herbs and roses fill the air, and the market is bursting with cut flowers, and fresh, locally grown produce, much of which is organic.
There are also select food vendors that now sell during market hours, providing breakfast and lunch fare for shoppers, as well as opportunities for farmers to sell directly to restaurant purveyors. You’ll find wine, honey, baked goods and more from these special vendors. Don’t miss the Boulder County Farmers’ Market if you want to experience the heart and soul of the Boulder community.