The Boulder Farmers’ Market got its start in 1986, when a small group of local farmers decided to organize a community space to promote the fruits (and veggies) of their labor.
Today, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent destination on Wednesdays and Saturdays for Boulder residents, as well as the site for many local businesses and farmers to sell their products. You can find crowds of people milling about eating freshly baked muffins with their children, sampling artisan cheeses and grabbing some groceries for the week.
The market runs spring through fall, typically on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Although the market has closed its Wednesday operations with the onset of cold weather, it will remain open on Saturdays through Nov. 17. Some of the local vendors include Black Cat Farm, Mouco Cheese, Windsor Dairy.
To find out more about the Boulder Farmers’ Market – whose operators are considering the potential for it staying open all year – check out this video on Photosynthesis.
Yesterday was Boulder’s Food Day, which promotes healthy diets, reduced hunger, organic farms, fair working conditions for food and farm workers, and reforming factory farms to protect animals and the environment. Each city plans its own activities with volunteers hosting various events that inspire better eating and living habits.
If you missed Food Day this year, you can at least take an opportunity to sustain its principles. Stop by the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, select some healthy produce and support our local farmers. Don’t forget your reusable bags!