Denver Union Station Farmers’ Market Starts This Saturday June 4th, 2016

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Denver Union Station Farmers’ Market

Our little neighborhood is getting a brand new Farmers’ Market this weekend and it is going to be packed with special events.   Boulder CountyFarmers’ Market, the non-profit behind the downtown Boulder farmer’s market has put together what may be the most epic Farmers Market in Denver,  We are SO EXCITED, and here is why.

Here are the Details…

WHEN

The Denver Union Station Farmers’ Market kicks off this Saturday June 4th from 9 AM to 2 PM.  The Farmers’ Market will continue every Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM through October 22nd.

WHERE

TheFarmers’ Market will take place in the open space on the north side of the Wynkoop Plaza at 17th and Wynkoop.  Don’t forget you are going to the hub of RTD light rail so leave the car at home and arrive by train if you can.  There is parking but if you can avoid worrying about it why not.  If you aren’t sure where you closest station is or departure times check out RTD’s website here.

WHAT

It’s opening day so expect a lot of fun events, but first lets talk about the market itself.  Denver Union Station Farmers’ Market is expected to have roughly 40 vendors including 23 Colorado Farms, 17 local food and drink producers, and local restaurants.  If you have been disappointed lately with some of the other farmers markets that seemed a little low on produce and high on products, this one should be a pleasant surprise.   This is a grower’s only market.

For special events Beast and Bottle’s Chef Peter Varkonyi is doing a cooking demonstration, there will be tastings, giveaways, and certainly plenty of tasty items to try.

COLORADO  IN SEASON

Make sure to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season.  For this time of the year, according to About.com, you might want to check out…

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Green Onions or Scallions
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Morels and other Mushrooms
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Snap Peas / Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

Cooking versus Dining Out

It’s a tough decisions.  We have so many wonderful restaurants all around us, just footsteps from where we live.  But we also have great Farmers’ markets, fresh fruits and vegetables, great meats (such as Colorado Lamb, Fresh Trout), and great seafood (who cares if we are a land locked state).  So what best describes your lifestyle from the options below.  Carry out counts as dining out.

Denver Urbanites, how often do you cook versus dining out?

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