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Farmer's Market Opens

Thursday, June 12, 2008 Leave a Comment

The Farmer's Market is coming! The Farmer's Market is coming!

Starting this Sunday in the Founders' Green. The Stapleton Farmers Market will be open every Sunday from 8:30-12:30 through September 28th.

Now, last year, I heard a lot of griping about the Farmer's Market. I think people expect it to be like the produce section of Whole Foods: well, it's not.

It's actually a great lesson for all of us to learn about locally grown foods: there ain't a whole lot growing most parts of the year around here. We're so used to EVERYTHING being available ALL THE TIME.

Seeds are planted in the spring. Things grow and start to ripen about now, lots of it still has to keep growing for a few more weeks, even months.

Look at the Colorado crop calendar to see what you can expect, when.

Come July and August, you can buy a huge array of vegetables that will last all week for around $20 -- if you're willing to try something new!