In its third year, Elliott says, the market now one of three Denver Youth Farmers' Markets has become a gathering place for a very diverse neighborhood, with families from Ethiopia, Somalia, Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam and Cambodia. "It's a safe place for people to walk in a community that doesn't have much in the way of green space," Elliott says. It's also open to craft vendors and other local farmers who wish to sell their products.
Still, it's kids nine through fourteen who grow the majority of the produce and man the tables at the market. "We're pretty proud of the kids taking ownership," Elliott says. "Kids are really like gardens. Plant an idea and they'll outshine and out-produce."
The market takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through September 30, at 2715 West 11th Avenue.
Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Starts: July 6. Continues through Sept. 30, 2008