Metropolis Park Farmers Market Goals to Join Grocery Producers with Denver Shoppers – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver outdoor tradition is back, signaling yet another sign of Colorado’s comeback. City Park Farmers Market brought out fresh groceries, fresh faces, and pets over the weekend. The market is in front of Denver East High School, directly across from City Park.
Peter and Margo Wanberg run the farmers’ market and the two business owners saw it as an opportunity to revive an event that was dormant due to the pandemic.
“We always wanted to be here and thought the organization was a community benefit and a great way to connect food to the heart of Denver,” said Peter Wanberg.
The couple received a 50% discount from the City of Denver on permission to hold the event outdoors with a purpose.
“We really wanted to connect Denver neighbors and locals with farmers and food producers,” said Margo Wanberg.
To this end, they invited more than 65 Colorado-based vendors, almost all of whom produce and sell groceries with an emphasis on groceries. The market also has a few new folds with live music and power yoga.
“We were thrilled to win them. They are doing a donation-based class and they just believe that yoga and meditation should be a healing part of our community and they wanted it to be local, ”Margo said.
It is another opportunity for farmers to connect with customers and help put food on the table.
“We’re really here to build relationships with our community and let people know that their procurement and purchase dollars really make an impact on our lives as farmers,” said Roberto Meza, co-founder and co-founder of the East Denver Food Hub.
City Park Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 30th. For more information, please visit cityparkfarmersmarket.com.