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Farm Philosophy and Growing Practices: The Munz Family has only been farming in Lafayette since last winter, but their already making good marks at two of our producer-only farmers market. They farm on the property owned by Duane and Shirley Johnson, who own Johnson Sharpening (long-time knife sharpening vendors at the Boulder and Longmont locations). Owner of […]

The weather may be grim some market days in April and May. Snow and rain are very real weather possibilities. Don’t let this keep you from coming down to market and showing your support for your local food system. Our growing season continues to expand as you vote with your dollars and keep the demand […]

Paul and Anne Cure worked together on farms during college, traveling the country together. On a small farm in Seattle, they realized the farm-to-table movement was beginning to get traction and decided they wanted to start their own farm and join this movement.  They moved to Boulder and started Cure Organic Farm in 2005: the […]

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 […]


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