The Boulder Farmers
USA TODAY 10Best’s panel of food and travel experts, including Bernadine Prince (president of Farmers Market Coalition), Eric Grossman (food writer), Megy Karydes (travel writer), M. Linda Lee (former editor for Michelin Travel Publications), Akila McConnell (The Road Forks), Larry Olmsted (USA Today food writer) and Kim Sunee (food writer), narrowed down the field to their top 20 farmers markets, and for the past four weeks, the public has voted daily for their favorites.
Brian Coppom, executive director for the Boulder-based nonprofit, Boulder County Farmers Markets, said, “As a growers-only market started by farmers 29 years ago to sell directly to their customers, the Boulder Farmers Market connects our community with local food and the farmers that produce it. This focus on local agriculture is one of the secrets to its success.”
The USA TODAY 10Best Farmers Markets list can be viewed at www.10best.com/awards/
The Boulder and Longmont
About Boulder Farmers Market
Boulder Farmers Market is the brainchild of a group of local farmers, who came together with their vision of a local market in 1987 at the Boulder Courthouse. What started with a few tables of produce loaded off the backs of pickup trucks has evolved into a robust destination market on 13th St. between Canyon Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. The handful of inspired farmers has expanded to include more than 100 local vendors, hosting the longest market season in the State of Colorado. Today, the Wednesday night market runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from early May through early October, and the Saturday market runs from8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from early April through late November. During the peak summer season, the Boulder Farmers Market attracts over 5,000 customers per day.