Fresh Thoughts

By Marni Gauthier Eric and Jill Skokan met working together and love working together on Black Cat Farm and their two restaurants that it fully supplies – Black Cat Bistro and Bramble & Hare. Farmers by day and restaurateurs by night, Eric and Jill literally embody Black Cat’s full farm-to-table operation.  Eric, both farm manager […]

By Tim Brod, Highland Honey Bees September is Pollinator Appreciation Month! Hopefully, all of us will take a moment this month to consider the importance of pollinators in our daily lives, and also educate ourselves about their plight. The European honey bee may be the best-known agricultural pollinator, but in Boulder County alone more than […]

By Katie Lazor, marketing manager, Boulder County Farmers Markets Regulars at the farmers market tell us the unique values of their experience include connecting face-to-face with local producers. They enjoy access to the freshest ingredients available, availability of heirloom and heritage varieties of fruits, vegetables and meat, and contributing to our local economy. But most […]

By Elyse Wood, Boulder County Farmers Markets The food service world can be a house of cards. It brings long hours, from ordering and inventory, through recipe creation, cleaning up and shutting down each night. If it’s a new smaller operation, it includes business development and marketing. Setting one more task on the stack might […]

by Elyse Wood, Denver market coordinator at Boulder County Farmers Markets Joy. This was the emotion felt across Denver’s Union Station plaza on opening day, Saturday, June 4. Excitement was high (with a touch of nerves) as vendors pulled up early to unload and set up their booths for the first market of the inaugural […]

by Brian Coppom, executive director of Boulder County Farmers Markets Welcome to the Boulder County Farmers Markets blog. We are excited to use this format to discuss the many aspects of local farming, ranching, and building a robust and thriving local food system. Over time, you will find posts from a wide variety of contributors […]

Clean Eating Magazine, Cook in Season Special, June 2015 America’s 50 Best Farmers’ Markets “Shoppers visit the Boulder Farmers’ Market for Front Range foods from this town north of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Seasonal vegetables and fruits, pasture-grazed meats (including grass-fed beef and local lamb) plus other delicacies that thrive […]

Cooking Light Magazine, June 2015 America’s 50 Best Farmers’ Markets “Right now is the best time to visit farmers’ markets: They are alive with their biggest bounty of fresh produce—gloriously juicy, crisp, and fragrant. These green markets do more than supply us with colorful fruits and vegetables; they reflect and shape our culture, reinforcing […]

July 21, 2014 Press Release Boulder County, CO – Boulder County Farmers’ Markets is launching a brand new concept on July 27, 2014, called “Farm-to-Neighborhood,” focused on bringing neighbors together with fresh food and growers from our community. Boulder County Farmers’ Markets will partner with local chefs and producers to bring healthy and affordable family-style […]

First Boulder and Longmont farmers markets set for April 4 BOULDER, Mar. 18, 2015—Boulder County Farmers Markets, a seasonal marketplace for locally grown produce, locally produced food products and local artisans, installed new board members and announced its 2015 season at its annual membership meeting on March 7 at the Altona Grange. New and reinstated […]