Denver’s Metropolis Park Farmers Market: Distributors, Schedule, Actions

DENVER, CO – A new Denver farmers’ market will feature more than 65 vendors, most of whom will be selling produce and groceries, organizers said.

a group of people posing for the camera: Ela Family Farms will be one of the vendors at City Park Farmers Market, which opens in Denver on Saturday.

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Ela Family Farms will be one of the vendors at City Park Farmers Market, which opens in Denver on Saturday.

The City Park Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the former City Park Esplanade Fresh Market at 2551 E. Colfax Ave.

The Colorado-based vendors in the market – including food startups, established brands, and artisans – will sell fruits, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, beverages, sauces, condiments, and ready-made meals. Several vendors will sell products such as vegetable soaps, flowers, and zero-waste supplies.

The East Denver Food Center will offer meat and products from dozens of local farmers who otherwise might not be able to bring their wares to market, organizers said. The organization was founded during the pandemic to help farmers in Colorado.

“It was about survival,” said Roberto Meza, co-founder and operations manager of the organization. “Grocery stores and restaurants started closing after the COVID outbreak – we lost 65-70 percent of our market overnight. The possibility of losing 35 hectares of farmland and our greenhouse was likely. “

Meza started the 2020 season with exclusive sales of microgreens from his own farm, Emerald Gardens, but soon other farmers asked him to represent them as well and sell their eggs, honey and other products.

“We are much better able to remain profitable when we pool other products together to sell,” said Meza. “Now we understand that it is the collective that makes the difference in agriculture. We try to work together as much as possible. “

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Peter Wanberg, the founder of Jubilee Roasting Co., and Margo Wanberg, a co-founder of 3 Sisters Honey, organized the City Park Farmers Market to help local businesses.

“We work with people who are passionate about growing food, using local and organic ingredients, or somehow involved in the local farming scene,” said Wanberg.

The new market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 30th.

The market will also feature a donation-based yoga class at 8 a.m. on Saturdays with Big Power Yoga and a schedule of regular live performances by local musicians.

Cafe tables with seating and umbrellas are scattered along the esplanade, “in hopes of creating a plaza-style European vibe, while the grassy surrounding area makes it both family and dog-friendly,” organizers said.

“Creating a complete and unforgettable experience for our guests is also a supporting element in promoting our providers,” said Margo Wanberg.

“We hope people will spend their Saturday mornings with us, taking away both fresh local goods and a stronger relationship with the people who made them.”

>> See a full list of farmers market vendors here.

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