The Boulder County Farmers’ Market has become a community icon, a gathering place, and much, much more.
The ambience created at 13th Street next to Central Park is unmatchable: Boulder Creek, cool grass, tall trees, stunning rose and herb gardens at the neighboring Dushanbe Teahouse, brightly colored fresh cut flowers and piles of super fresh, locally grown produce.
The Boulder Farmers’ Market began in 1987 and the Longmont Farmer’s Market in 1990, both started as a small gathering of a few farmers and have grown over the years to become a well-organized “family” of approximately 150 participants. They include professional farmers with hundreds of acres, weekend farmers with small acreage, backyard gardeners or hobbyists, and teenagers working small plots to earn extra money. We also involve selected representatives from several local food establishments, as well as local artists at our monthly art shows.
In addition to high-quality produce, customers can also find fresh and dried flowers, bedding plants, corn stalks and Indian corn for fall decorating, homemade scented soaps, pot-pourri, wreaths, and other farm-oriented crafts. Rounding out the “earthy” selections are farm-fresh eggs, honey, roasted chilies, and prepared food and drinks.