These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Colorado For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Colorado offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Colorado? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Colorado farmers markets:

  1. Belmar Fresh Market, Lakewood, CO
  2. Southwest Plaza Farmers Market, Littleton, CO
  3. Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market, Denver, CO
  4. Noco Food Cluster Winter Farmers’ Market, Fort Collins, CO
  5. Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market, Highlands Ranch, CO
  6. Boulder Farmers Market , Boulder, CO
  7. City Of Loveland Farmers Market, Loveland, CO
  8. Aspen Grove Farmers’ Market, Littleton, CO
  9. Larimer County Farmers’ Market, Fort Collins, CO
  10. Louisville Farmers Market, Louisville, CO

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Colorado or the cheapest place to live in Colorado.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Colorado?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Colorado, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Centennial State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Colorado, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Belmar Fresh Market

Belmar Fresh Market -- Lakewood, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Lakewood, CO
Address: Wadsworth & Alameda, Lakewood, CO None
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Southwest Plaza Farmers Market

Southwest Plaza Farmers Market -- Littleton, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Littleton, CO
Address: 8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80120
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market

Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market -- Denver, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Denver, CO
Address: 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223
Times: Tue: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Thu: 1:00 PM-7:00 PM Fri: 1:00 AM-7:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Noco Food Cluster Winter Farmers’ Market

Noco Food Cluster Winter Farmers' Market -- Fort Collins, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Fort Collins, CO
Address: 123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market

Highlands Ranch Farmers' Market -- Highlands Ranch, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Highlands Ranch, CO
Address: 9288 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

6. Boulder Farmers Market

Boulder Farmers Market  -- Boulder, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Boulder, CO
Address: Canyon Boulevard and 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. City Of Loveland Farmers Market

City Of Loveland Farmers Market -- Loveland, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Loveland, CO
Address: 700 S. Railroad, Loveland, CO 80537
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Aspen Grove Farmers’ Market

Aspen Grove Farmers' Market -- Littleton, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Littleton, CO
Address: 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
Times: Wed: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

9. Larimer County Farmers’ Market

Larimer County Farmers' Market -- Fort Collins, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Fort Collins, CO
Address: 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Louisville Farmers Market

Louisville Farmers Market -- Louisville, CO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Louisville, CO
Address: 824 Front Street, Louisville, CO 80027
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Colorado

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Centennial State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Colorado

Name City Rank Score
Belmar Fresh Market Lakewood 1 82.9
Southwest Plaza Farmers Market Littleton 2 80.0
Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market Denver 3 77.1
Noco Food Cluster Winter Farmers’ Market Fort Collins 4 77.1
Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market Highlands Ranch 5 77.1
Boulder Farmers Market Boulder 6 74.3
City Of Loveland Farmers Market Loveland 7 74.3
Aspen Grove Farmers’ Market Littleton 8 74.3
Larimer County Farmers’ Market Fort Collins 9 71.4
Louisville Farmers Market Louisville 10 71.4
Golden Farmers Market Golden 11 68.6
Montrose Farmers Market Montrose 12 68.6
Colorado Farm And Art Market Colorado Springs 13 65.7
Castle Rock Farmers Market, Aka Plum Creek Valley Farmers Market Castle Rock 14 62.9
Four Seasons Farmers And Artisans Market Wheat Ridge 15 62.9
Durango Farmers Market Durango 16 62.9
Fort Collins Farmers Market Fort Collins 17 60.0
Boulder County Farmers’ Market – Longmont & Boulder Longmont 18 60.0
Broomfield Farmers Market At Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Broomfield 19 60.0
Colorado Farm And Art Market Colorado Springs 20 57.1
The Victory Market On South University Centennial 21 57.1
Metro Denver Farmers’ Market Littleton 22 57.1
Crossroads Artisan And Farmers Community Market Wheat Ridge 23 57.1
Windsor Farmers’ Market Windsor 24 57.1
Canon City Farmers Market Canon City 25 57.1
Broadmoor Farmers Market Colorado Springs 26 54.3
Highland Farmers Market Denver 27 51.4
South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market Denver 28 51.4
Fountain Farmers Market – City Hall Fountain 29 51.4
Fruita Farmers Market Fruita 30 51.4
Cherry Creek Fresh Market Denver 31 48.6
Briargate Farmers Market Colorado Springs 32 48.6
First & Main Town Center Mall Farmers Market Colorado Springs 33 48.6
Drake Road Farmers’ Market, Llc Fort Collins 34 48.6
Lafayette Farmers’ Market Lafayette 35 48.6
City Park Esplanade Fresh Market Denver 36 45.7
Erie Farmers’ Market Erie 37 45.7
Greeley Winter Market Greeley 38 42.9
Arvada Farmers Market Arvada 39 40.0
Greeley Farmers Market Greeley 40 40.0
University Village Colorado Farmers Market Colorado Springs 41 37.1
Lakewood Farmers Market Lakewood 42 37.1
Northglenn Mall Farmers Market Northglenn 43 37.1
Stapleton Fresh Market Denver 44 34.3
Rancho Farm & Art Market Fountain 45 34.3
Frederick Market Frederick 46 34.3
Landmark Greenwood Village Fresh Market Denver 47 31.4
Lowry Farmers’ Market Denver 48 31.4
Loveland Farmers’ Market Loveland 49 31.4
Fairview Elementary Youth Farmers’ Market Denver 50 17.1
Southlands Farmer’s Market Aurora 51 2.9
Be Local Winter Farmer’s Market Fort Collins 52 2.9
Arvada Five Parks Farmers Market Arvada 53 2.9
Jax Farmer’s Market In Lafayette Lafayette 54 2.9
City Of Evans Farmers Market Evans 55 2.9
Highland United Neighbors Farmers’ Market Denver 56 0.0
Northfield Farmers’ Market Denver 57 0.0
The Osage Mercado Denver 58 0.0
Tiri’s Garden Farmers’ Market Denver 59 0.0
Vna Farmers’ Market Denver 60 0.0
Chapel Hill Mall Farmers’ Market Colorado Springs 61 0.0
Doherty High School Farmers Market Colorado Springs 62 0.0
Liberty Heights Farmers’ Market Colorado Springs 63 0.0
Memorial Park Farmers Market Colorado Springs 64 0.0
Old Colorado City Farmers Market Colorado Springs 65 0.0
Gulley Greenhouse Farmers’ Market Fort Collins 66 0.0
Larkridge Farmers’ Market Thornton 67 0.0
Market At Echterâ??s Garden Center Arvada 68 0.0
Evening Farmer’s Market On The Riverwalk Pueblo 69 0.0
Farmers Market Of Pueblo Pueblo 70 0.0
Pueblo Farmers’ Marketeers Pueblo 71 0.0
The Main Event And Farmers’ Market Pueblo 72 0.0
American National Bank Downtown Farmers Market Festival Grand Junction 73 0.0
Farm And Ranch Market (Farm) Grand Junction 74 0.0
Parker Farmers Market Parker 75 0.0
Parkerfest Parker 76 0.0
Brighton Downtown Saturday Market Brighton 77 0.0
Black Forest Farmers Market Black Forest 78 0.0
Lonetree Farmers Market Lone Tree 79 0.0
Main Street Farmers’ Market Steamboat Springs 80 0.0
Routt County Farmers Market Steamboat Springs 81 0.0

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