Separating the natives from the non-natives at local farmers' markets

It's one of those eternal rites of summer: Stopping by the weekend farmer's market, chatting up a few vendors and coming away with a juicy cantaloupe or two. But in the process, how often do you stop to inquire where, exactly, those cantaloupes came from? If you purchased them at one of the Denver-area farmer's markets, there's a chance that fruit came all the way from California or Mexico.

For this week's entry of my summer-long Urbavore's Dilemma series, which chronicles the local urban-farming and local-food movement, I nosed around the part of local farmer's markets most of those involved don't like to talk about: Where, exactly, they get their produce. Click here to see what I found out.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >