By Ben Peddie
The 43rd annual Larimer County Farmer’s Market has returned and you are encouraged to attend. The event will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon, starting May 19th and ending October 27th. It’s located at 200 South Oak Street in beautiful Old Town, Fort Collins. Let the Summer festivities begin!
This event has been a staple in northern Colorado for years, and gives the public an opportunity to support local farmers and food producers. Run by Colorado State University master gardeners who volunteer their time to oversee market operations, this event is epitome of what it means to have a tight knit community. Fort Collins has always taken pride in its welcoming and collaborative environment, and this is another example of that.
What makes it Unique?
In addition to several types of fresh foods from a variety of different vendors, the farmer’s market will feature live music and master gardeners with plenty of advice to offer on food preparation and safety. It is also dog friendly (arguably the most important feature of all), so bring your canine buddies along with you. Above all else, this event is strictly volunteer ran. The people you will run into at the event are people who genuinely want to be there to help you out. This is going to amplify that sense of belonging within the community.
Quick recap? Fresh food, live music, Summer vibes, and furry pets. That is typically a recipe for success.
How to get involved
If you are a vendor or musician who would like to take part in this event, it is not too late to sign up. The farmer’s market is always looking for local talent to showcase. Because of space limitations there will be a max of one musician per Saturday, so don’t sleep any longer on this. More information can be found here if you are interested. For other general questions or concerns, you can call their main phone line at 970-498-6000, or fill out a contact form here.
You’re not going to want to miss out on this decorated event, start making plans today!