Top Farmers' Market in the Country: Boulder County

See why Boulder County's was recently named the No. 1 farmers' market in the United States

USA Today released the list of the top 10 Farmers Markets in the country on August 21, 2015.  The ranking was determined by a panel of food and travel experts narrowing the field to their top 20 and then for four weeks the public voted for their favorites.  This raises the question, “What makes a Farmers Market the Best Farmers Market in the country”?

The markets are professionally run and there are rules.  The vendors are required to locally grow or make what they sell.  The vendors work in harmony with each other and they are very open with the customers, talking about their products and sharing their knowledge.  The community is engaged with the market and the market is engaged with the community.  Good signage is required including pricing, product names and the name of the producer.

The Boulder County Farmers Market in Boulder County, Colorado, was started in 1987 by a group of local farmers.  Today the market has approximately 150 participants that go through an application process to sell their local produce on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The fresh produce and flowers are rounded out with fresh breads, homemade jams and salsas, fresh cheeses and meats and local wine.

The vendors take great pride in their environment creating enticing displays of their products. Anyone from Colorado can appreciate this sign: Colorado peaches!

The Boulder County Farmers Market offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as interesting varieties such as lemon cucumbers, borlotti beans, and French breakfast radishes. Their fresh herbs are bountiful!


BOULDER: Saturdays, April 4, 2015November 21, 2015
8:00 am2:00 pm
on 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe

BOULDER: Wednesdays, May 6, 2015October 7, 2015
4:00 pm8:00 pm
Between Canyon & Arapahoe

LONGMONT: Saturdays, April 4, 2015November 21, 2015
8:00 am1:00 pm
At Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road

WINTER MARKET: December 5, 2015December 6,2015
9:00 am3:00 pm
At Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road

Nancy Swanson is the author of the blog LifeInspireDesign. Blogging allows her to share her knowledge and experiences with her readers. From art to travel to culture to interior design, her goal is to inspire you to create your own passions.

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