Shopping at a farmer's market in Colorado Springs is an experience that every homeowner should try at least once. As soon as you step into the market, your senses will be overloaded with bright colors, amazing smells, and the sound of cheerful locals enjoying the day.
Farmer's markets are a great way to support local farmers and artisans by purchasing goods right from the source. Many Colorado Springs residents take some time on the weekend to head to the farmer's market to stock up on fresh produce and homemade goods. Shopping at a market is also beneficial for the buyer. Since you are not purchasing produce from a store, where markups are inevitable, you are able to get a better price for most things.
So where do you find the best farmer's markets in Colorado Springs? Here are a few of our favorites:
Northern Colorado Springs
Briargate and Cordera are two popular spots for farmer's markets. With around 35 vendors, shoppers can enjoy a variety of produce and artisanal goods. Abdul's Produce, Royal Crest Dairy, and Mountain Man Honey are just a few of the vendors located here. You can also enjoy seasonal peaches, essential oils, olive oil and dry products such as pasta, Fairtrade coffee, dog treats, and more!
Briargate Farmer's Market is located on North Union Blvd. and is open every Wednesday from May 31 through to October 11. Cordera Farmer's Market can be found on Grandlawn Circle and will open on Sundays from June 4 through September 24.
Colorado Farm & Art Market
After running occasional events all winter long, the Colorado Farm & Art Market will begin their summer and fall hours on June 12th. You can come down to browse the freshly grown and handmade goods each Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. New this year, they will also run a Saturday market at the Margarita on Pine Creek from 9 am to 1 pm. Many local urban farmers and artisans come down weekly to sell their fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, artwork and more.
Eastern Colorado Springs
With an average of about 20 vendors, and more being added, the farmer's markets in Eastern Springs have a lot to offer. With high-quality produce, coffee, Palisade peaches, and more, shoppers have a lot to choose from. Unique vendors at these markets also include reusable goods like Tupperware, The Pampered Chef, and Scentsy.
Banning Lewis Ranch is open on Thursdays from May 25 to September 28 at the Banning Lewis Ranch Community Center located on Vista Del Pico Blvd. Meridian Ranch opens on Friday, June 2 and runs through September 29. You can find this market at The Shops at Meridian Ranch on Stapleton Drive.
Monument Hill Farmer's Market is the area's largest market with over 55 vendors. Open since 2009, the market has since grown to prominence, becoming the most successful farmer's market in Colorado Springs. Open every Saturday from May 27 through October 14, Monument Hill customers enjoy a variety of vendors including Abdul's Produce, C and R Farms, Mountain Man Honey, Grammies Desserts, James's BBQ, and more. Other vendors in this market include jewelry makers, antiques, essential oils, pasta, coffee, olive oil, sewing crafts, tamales, dog treats, and more!
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