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 August through September.
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The Cherry Creek Fresh Market takes place from May 3 - October 25, 2014, 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 18 - Sept. 24, 2014)
The Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market takes place from May 11 - November 2, 2014, along several blocks near the intersection of South Pearl Street and Iowa Avenue. Don't miss special events such a chili cook-off on October 19. The last Sunday of every month also features an upscale version of a flea market.Time: Sundays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Stapleton Fresh Market takes place from June 15 - October 12, 2014, 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 Belmar Fresh Market takes place from June 7 - September 27
, 2014, at the intersection of Wardsworth and Alameda. The market offers fresh fruits and veggies, as well as other gourmet staples. The market is located in the Belmar shopping district, which is home to more than 70 stores and 20 restaurants.Time: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The City Park Fresh Market takes place from June 1 - October 26, 2014, 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 from May 4 - October 26, 2014, 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 from June 11 - October 19, 2014, 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. - 2 p.m.
The Southwest Plaza Farmers' Market takes place from May 3 - November 1, 2014, 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 from June 12 - October 30, 2014, at 4252 Wadsworth Blvd. Wheat Ridge is a suburb located northwest of Denver.Time: Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Besides offering shelter in bad weather, another advantage of the indoor market is that the vendors take credit cards.Times: Tuesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays 1 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.