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How do I Buy Colorado Foods?

The easiest ways to get locally grown, raised, and produced foods is to shop at locally-owned markets, farmers markets, and participate in a CSA.

Since local food markets aren't managing a giant delivery system structure like the national super markets are, they have more flexibility for buying smaller amounts from fresh, local sources. Also, since the owners of these markets live in same community where their markets are, they tend to have a little more personally invested in seeing their community thrive.

During summer months, you can buy locally grown and produced foods from farmers markets and CSAs (learn more about CSAs here). Aside from growing your own, this is the best way to access food at its freshest.

Farmers Markets

Visit a nearby farmers market to purchase fresh food directly from the people who grew it. Not only will you have more conversations at a farmers market than a traditional store, but you'll also put more directly into the pockets of the farmers themselves.

Farmers markets aren't just for fresh fruits and vegetables—also pick up locally sourced honey, seedlings, and packaged food products or handmade unique goods from local vendors.

Here's a very short list of area Farmers markets in the Denver Metro area. You can find more online in the state directory.


Here's a very short list of area Farmers markets in the Denver Metro area. You can find more online in the state directory.

Name Location When
Arvada 57th & Olde Wadsworth Sun 9am–1pm
Belmar Alaska Drive & Teller Sun 10am–2pm
City Park (East High School) Esplanade & E. Colfax Sun 9am–1pm
Denver Urban Homesteading 2nd & Santa Fe Wed–Fri: 1–6, Sat 9–2pm
Golden 10th St. Sat 8am–1pm
Lower Highland 1500 block of Boulder St. Sat 8am–1pm
Old South Pearl 1500 block of Old S. Pearl Sun 9am–1pm
Southwest Plaza Bowels & Wadsworth Sat 8am–2pm
Stapleton 29th & Roslyn St. Sun 8:30am–12:30pm

At the Market: How do I know which foods are local?

Thank goodness for the neighborhood food market! All year long, every day, we get to have all of our favorite fresh, ripe, foods on display for us to pick and choose. Long after the farmers markets have closed for the season, our neighborhood food markets are still serving up food for us.

So how do you know what foods are local? The easy solution: read the label. The tough part is that tomatoes don't have labels. To solve this problem, some markets put up little signs indicating where each food is produced. Others organize their displays with dedicated local sections. If you're not sure you can find the local foods in your markets, go ask!

Featured Markets that Sell Locally Produced Foods

  • Denver Zoo
    2300 Steele Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    (720) 337-1400
    Arts & Entertainment | Dining & Drinks
    At Denver Zoo, 90% of our waste- from trash to animal waste- will be converted into clean, sustainable energy through our biomass gasification system.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
    1007 York Street
    Denver, CO 80206
    (720) 865-3500
    Food Grower | Services
    Denver Botanic Gardens is committed to education about expanded access to fresh, healthy food.

Whole Foods Market - Capitol Hill

Whole Foods Capitol Hill 900 E. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

In addition to featuring local products in our store, we're putting our money where our mouths are by providing up to $10 million in low-interest loans to independent local farmers and food artisans. We're proud to support small producers who need a hand to help them make their dreams a reality.

  • Marczyk Fine Foods, Inc.
    770 East 17th Avenue
    DENVER, CO 80203
    (303) 894-9499
    Food Market
    Marczyk's buys eggs, milk, produce, honey, cheese, and canned & pickled things from Colorado farmers.
  • Fooducopia's Corner Store and Cafe
    1939 E Kentucky Ave
    Denver, CO 80209
    (303) 722-7838
    Food Market
    Fooducopia's Corner Store is an online grocery store delivering local, seasonal produce and high-quality artisan foods right to your door.

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