4. Boulder Farmers Market, Colorado
Regional farmers prove that a short growing season can still be spectacular in the form of red sunchokes, fingerling potatoes, maroon heirloom carrots, and peaches to die for from Morton's Orchards. A kaleidoscope of cut flowers and an adjoining prepared food section make this bustling market a colorful-and delicious- community hot spot.
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While Boulder’s market is bounded by streets and buildings on all sides (which limits how much bigger the place can grow), the Longmont market is getting ready to expand its size by nearly 30 percent.
The market, which is set up on Saturdays from May through October, now maxes out with about 80 vendors. Last week, the Boulder County commissioners announced plans to throw down $150,000 to add 24 new stalls, along with trees, benches and a shady pavilion (for those hot summer days).
“It turns out that the Longmont Farmers Market is growing by leaps and bounds every year, and they’ve run out of space,” Commissioner Ben Pearlman said at a county budget work session. “That’s a great thing to have happening in Longmont. Read more