A Guide to Colorado Farmers Markets in 2021

It’s that time of the year once again! Farmers throughout colorful Colorado are breaking ground for spring and summer planting. For us, that means fresh, locally sourced produce from the agriculturally diverse place we call home. From a wide variety of fruits to earthy veggies, these Rocky Mountain farmers markets can save you from going to the grocery all summer long. Purchase ethically produced meat from local ranchers, buy an original piece of art from a local creator, or just get outside for live music and safe socialization – something we could all use more of right now! Here are the best markets within a short walk or drive from ThePiedmont Apartments:

Avon Farmers Market

When: TBD

Where: 81 East Benchmark Road

This old-fashioned farmers market seeks to uplift local farmers and provide fresh, seasonal produce to the Avon community. From Colorado-grown fruit to organic eggs, shoppers delight in picking up from this hyper-local market on Saturdays. This year’s opening dates and times haven’t been determined yet but follow them on Facebook formore information.

Minturn Market

When: 7/3 – 9/4, 9am – 2pm

Where: 100 Main Street

To encourage local business and support entrepreneurs, this market incorporates all types of producers, including agriculture. Shopping at the Minturn Market gives patrons the chance to buy a variety of goods from area producers, in turn putting money back into the local economy. From home goods to clothing to fresh-baked bread, the Minturn Market and its diverse vendors very likely have what you’re looking for.

R Farmers’ Market

When: year-round, 10am – 6 pm

Where: downtown Avon

For local produce 365 days a year, stop by the R Farmers’ Market across from City Market in downtown Avon. Not only does this unique store have fresh veggies, ripe fruit, and handmade goods, but it provides an on-site butcher and fish monger. For those with gourmet style tastes, the R Farmers’ Market will quickly become your go-to source for high-quality, harder to find groceries. They even sell meat from their own Colorado farm so you can be sure you’re getting ethically sourced, organic cuts.

Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show

When: 6/13 – 10/3, Sundays, 10 - 3

Where: East Meadow Drive, Vail

What started as just a few tents 19 years ago has now transformed into a huge market, incorporating 140 tents, 40 food vendors, and bringing people from all over Colorado together in search of local produce. Stock up on local honey, sip craft beer, and jam to live entertainment all summer long. The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show is one of the best and definitely worth the short drive from Avon.

For a life full of the great outdoors, delicious healthy food, and panoramic views unlike any other, Avon, Colorado is the place to be. With world class skiing and hiking just a stone’s throw from The Piedmont, residents are able to incorporate nature into any daily routine. Contact us today to learn more about our luxury apartments.

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