by Sarah Steimer
Market name: Boulder County Farmers Market (Boulder location)
Location: 13th street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, Colorado
Dates/hours: Every Saturday beginning the first Saturday in April through the fourth Saturday in November, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDT.
Approximate number of vendors: about 67
Locale description: The market sits right near the Boulder Creek and its accompanying trail, and is flanked to one side by the gorgeous Boulder Dushanbe Tea House. It’s a very large market and even has one entire section dedicated to prepared food vendors. This section also includes communal tables for enjoying your finds, as well as a little live music. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.
My market story: Bill and I like hitting the farmers markets when we travel, if for no other reason than to see what the locals are really doing. Granted, we aren’t going to buy any produce on vacation, but it’s still fun to see what region offers what items. One of the coolest parts of this market was definitely the prepared food section. We got Vietnamese breakfast crepes, pork rolls and some Thai iced tea — which was a great way to start a day of hiking.