Wholesome, fresh food nourishes our bodies from the inside out and with the winter season officially behind us, summer in Denver is the perfect time to hit up the local farmers market to find Colorado’s finest produce.
According to Cooking Light, “There are many reasons to shop at your local farmers market: it betters the environment, your local economy, your community, and your health. Another seriously compelling—and seriously delicious—perk: the food, on the whole, is just better. It’s often fresher, tastier and more nutritious than what you’d find on your grocery store shelf.”
Lakehouse has been uniquely designed to support and enhance a healthy, balanced and socially connected lifestyle. One of the seven elements of the WELL Building Standard, and among the most important that Lakehouse has incorporated into the design, is Nourishment. When future residents move in this fall, they will have direct access to an onsite urban farm that will grow fresh organic vegetables and herbs and feature a harvest room to wash and store local foods.
In the meantime, here’s our guide to help navigate the best farmers markets around Denver:
Edgewater Market & Music
2401 Sheridan Boulevard
Just a few blocks away from Lakehouse, future residents will be able to ride their bikes or take a short evening walk along Sloan’s Lake to the Edgewater Farmers Market. Featuring homemade goods, fresh foods, live music and views of Sloan’s Lake, this market is also dog-friendly!
WHEN: Thursdays, June 27th through September 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm
The Farmers Market at Highlands Square
32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard
Located just west of Downtown Denver, the Highlands Square Farmers Market shuts down West 32nd Avenue with dozens of local vendors, live music and plenty of local craft beer!
WHEN: Sundays, June 2nd through September 29th from 9 am to 1 pm
Union Station Farmers Market
Denver Union Station Plaza
Showcasing the best of Colorado produce, meats, coffee and more, the Union Station Farmers Market in the heart of Downtown Denver offers a welcoming community space for friends, family and neighbors. Market goers can also experience chef demonstrations, live music and more.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 11th through October 26th from 9 am to 2 pm
South Pearl Street Farmers Market
1500 block of Old South Pearl Street, between Florida Avenue and Iowa Avenue
Located in one of Denver’s most historic districts, the South Pearl Street market has been around for more than 18 years. The very first market lasted one day and had just ten vendors. Today, they have more than 120 vendors with some that have been participating since day one like Styria Bakery and Ela Family Farms.
WHEN: Sundays, May 19th through November 17th from 9 am to 1 pm
Cherry Creek Fresh Market
1st Avenue and University Boulevard
As Denver’s largest farmer’s market, the Cherry Creek Fresh Market is one reoccurring event you don’t want to miss. Every Sunday, the market brings together the best produce and gourmet food Colorado has to offer while guests talk with local farmers and growers, have samples and enjoy live cooking demonstrations and entertainment.
WHEN: Saturdays, May 4th through October 26th from 8 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays, June 12th through September 25th from 9 am to 1 pm
For more farmers market experiences in Denver, visit https://www.denver.org/restaurants/denver-dining/farmers-markets-denver/.
To learn more about the connected and healthy Lakehouse lifestyle that awaits, stop by our temporary Sales Center at 1565 Raleigh Street, #108. We’re open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm and by appointment. Don’t forget to register online to join our interest list and stay up to date with the latest project news, construction updates, events and neighborhood happenings – Lakehouse17.com.