Best Farmers' Market - 2012
Boulder Farmers' Market
Here's what you get out of shopping at the best and biggest farmers' market in the state: picked-just-that-day produce along with breads, milk, cheeses, pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck and prepared food from smoked salmon to chocolate; more varieties of eggplant than you'd known existed; sellers passionate about their products, who may offer cooking or planting tips; a way to help local ranchers and farmers survive; the kind of apple you remember eating as a kid; food that really is locally produced (the rules are very strict); a sense of rootedness and community; and — most important — the best-tasting food you'll find anywhere. Spring may have sprung March 20, but it won't feel official till the market opens on April 7.
Readers' Choice: Cherry Creek Fresh Market