We’re lucky to live in a region with lots of farmers’ markets offering fresh, local produce and other foods. If you’re interested in finding the best natural foods available this summer, check out some of these top markets along the Western Slope.
Grand Junction is home to an always-popular farmers’ market, and it sets up right downtown. The Fairway Independent Mortgage Downtown Farmers’ Market (that’s the market’s full name) runs on Thursdays from June 22 to September 14, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
You’ll find vendors from all around the region, offering everything from fresh veggies to gelato!
Gunnison’s farmers’ market has a special surprise for 2017. There’s now a Wednesday market in addition to the traditional Saturday market. Both the Saturday and mid-week events are downtown at the intersection of Main and Virginia Streets, next to IOOF park.
The Saturday market runs from June 24 to November 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Wednesday market is from July 12 to September 14, 2017, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.so you can easily stop by after work.
The best part? There’s plenty of fresh produce, local crafts, and even live entertainment.
Fruita also has a great Saturday farmers’ market. Stock up on produce and other foods, then browse the handmade crafts by local artisans.
The market is held on the Fruita Civic Center Park at 325 E. Aspen Avenue, June 24 to September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
In its 19th year, the Aspen Saturday market runs from June 17 to October 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Perusing the produce, crafts, and other offerings is a favorite way for locals and visitors to spend their Saturdays. There’s live music and a great food court, so enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack.
When you’re in Durango on a Saturday morning, you’ll surely want to visit the farmers’ market. From 8:00 a.m. to noon, you’ll find an array of produce, crafts, and more at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th Street. The market runs from May 13 to October 28, with start time changing to 9:00 a.m. in October.
There are so many different things you can buy, sample, and see — click here for a list of everything available at the farmers’ market.