From locally grown foods to fresh cut flowers, crafts, and live music, farmers markets are one of summer’s greatest pleasures. If you live in Aurora, Denver, or their surrounding areas, you’re in luck! These Colorado cities and their suburbs are bustling with farmers market goodness.

Wondering where to begin when it comes to finding a farmers market near you? Read on for a roundup of five of our favorite farmers markets near downtown Denver.

1. Southlands Farmers Market

Southlands Shopping Center is already known for its amazing restaurants, extensive shopping, and plentiful parking. On Saturdays from May through October, the main plaza of this charming destination in Aurora transforms into a bustling farmers market. Shop for seasonal produce, Western Slope fruit, and other local treasures.

2. Cherry Creek Fresh Market

Award-winning Cherry Creek Fresh Market is Denver’s largest farmers market. You’ll find the best of Colorado, the Rockies, and beyond at this festive open-air market on Saturdays and Wednesday. Hanging baskets, tasty baked goods, local produce, and artisan products are just a small sampling of what’s waiting for you — plus live music, food trucks, and more. It’s not for nothing that USA Today hailed Cherry Creek Fresh Market as “the standout market in Colorado.” Plus, parking is free on market days.

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3. Stanley Farmers Market

Convenient to both Aurora and Stapleton, this vibrant urban farmers market near downtown Denver is situated just outside Stanley Marketplace. Open on Fridays throughout the summer, Stanley Farmers Market serves up a beautiful selection of gleaming produce and locally made goodies from more than 40 Colorado vendors and artisans.

4. Union Station Farmers Market

Located in the heart of Denver in the grand plaza of historic Union Station, Union Station Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturdays in the summer. Local producers and vendors come together to sell their wares, including everything from farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy to prepared items like baked goods, sauces, and coffee. Enjoy live music and chef demos, too!

5. Highlands Farmers Market

Craving a side of vibe with your farmers market experience? Look no further than Highlands Farmers Market. Nestled amidst hip local eateries and boutiques in the dynamic Highlands Square district, this Sunday hotspot boasts everything you expect from a beloved farmers market. And did we happen to mention local craft beer, Bloody Marys, and mimosas, too?

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