Freshen up your routine with some fresh produce from farmers markets in Denver. Most markets are held throughout the summer, with fruit and vegetables varying by season. If possible, stock up on famous Colorado peaches while you can from Aug. - Sept.
The Cherry Creek Fresh Market takes place from May 4 - October 26, 2013, in the parking lot of Bed, Bath & Beyond at the intersection of N. Cherry Creek Dr. and University Ave. The market features fresh fruit, flowers, and veggies, as well as homemade goodies such as muffins and crepes. Times: Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (June 19 - Sept. 25, 2013)
The Stapleton Farmers Market takes place from June 16 - October 13, 2013, on the Founder's Green next to the intersection of 29th Ave. and Roslyn St. Don't miss freshly-popped kettle corn and other tasty snacks while you browse for healthy produce. Time: Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market takes place from May 19 - November 3, 2013, along several blocks near the intersection of South Pearl Street and Iowa Avenue. Don't miss special events such as a car show on July 16 and a chili cook-off on October 20. Time: Sundays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The City Park Fresh Market takes place from May 12 - October 27, 2013, across from the Tattered Cover at the intersection of Colfax Ave. and City Park Esplanade. Afterwards, grab a burrito at Chipotle to complete your organic experience if you're not already full. Time: Sundays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Highlands Ranch Farmers Market takes place on Sundays starting on May 5, 2013, at the Highlands Ranch Town Center Square at 9288 Dorchester St. The main advantage of this farmers' market is that you can sleep in until 10 a.m. and still get first pick of the produce. Time: Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Littleton Farmers Market takes place starting from June 12, 2013, at the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center at 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. If you want to be even more eco-friendly, take the light rail to Aspen Grove to reduce your carbon footprint. Time: Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Havana Exchange Farmers' Market takes place starting on June 17, 2013, at the intersection of Havana and Yale. Afterwards, you can check out bikes at Bicycle Village to add some pedal power to your day. Time: Mondays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Southwest Plaza Farmers' Market starting on May 4, 2013, at the Southwest Plaza parking lot at the intersection of Wadsworth Blvd. and Bowles Ave. Afterwards, you can head to the mall after being fortified by all the fresh veggies. Time: Saturdays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Wheat Ridge Farmers' Market takes place starting on June 13, 2013, at 4252 Wadsworth Blvd. Wheat Ridge is a suburb located northwest of Denver. Time: Thursdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Denver Urban Homesteading is the city's only indoor farmers market, and is open the entire year at 200 Santa Fe Dr. Farmers will ply their wares at the market from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and products are also on sale on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Besides offering shelter in bad weather, another advantage of the indoor market is that the vendors take credit cards. Time: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Do you want to make the most of farmers markets in Denver? Visit 10 Farmers Market Shopping Tips and How to Save Money at Farmers Markets from the About.com Guide to Local Foods.