It takes a conscious effort to eat healthy. But once you make that decision and commit to it, you’ll notice the difference immediately in how you feel and look. One of the best ways to stick to your good food diet is to shop at farmers markets. And there’s no shortage of them in Denver. There are four in particular that fall under the umbrella name Colorado Fresh Markets. You’ll be very impressed when you get a load of their fresh local fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, and natural meats. There’s also an abundance of herbs and wines along with sweet-smelling flowers.
These European-style open-air markets are open in the summer and close just about when fall begins. Stapleton Fresh Market is open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 12. Cherry Creek Fresh Market is open Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 25 and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through September 24. City Park Esplanade Fresh Market is open Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 26. And Belmar Fresh Market is open Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through September 27.
The types of fruits and vegetables that you can see at these farmers markets from now until they close are still pretty diverse. Fruits include apples, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, plums, raspberries, peaches, grapes, pears, and watermelons. As for vegetables, you’ll have your choice of bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, cabbage, green beans, celery, and eggplant. Find out additional information about what Colorado Biz Magazine refers to as “the Cadillac of farmers markets” by visiting www.coloradofreshmarkets.com/.