Today we’re yappin’ about the seasonal shopping highlight of the year for organic hounds: the farmers market, pup course. The only thing better than this harvest hunt is having a furry pal by your side while you sniff out the scene, paw-ruse produce at its peak, and pick up other tempting treats and handmade goods.
Before Pup Visits Denver Farmers Markets
Woof to the wise: non-retractable leashes are a must, as is a stash of poo bags. Be safe! Bring a supply of water, take time to seek out shade on steamy days, and for the love of dog, don’t hit the pavement if the temp is intolerable for pupper paws.
Pssst…our exclusive Patio Leash™ is a little shorter to keep pup by your side, and clips to the table if you stop for a beer or a snacco after stockin’ up.
Denver Farmers Markets Details
Without further a-doo, check out our roundup of dog-friendly farmers markets in Denver where you can support the local lot with your pup in tow.
Wednesdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m., June 15–Sept. 14
Leash pup and pop over to the Aspen Grove Farmers Market for a midweek pick-me-up. You can do it all—grab lunch, stock up on fresh produce, bring knives for onsite sharpening, shop for local honey, get some retail therapy—woof! Between all that and the attention she’s obvi gonna get, it’s enough to tire a Terrier out.
Saturdays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., May 7–Nov. 5; Wednesdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., June 15–Sept. 28
Flowers, produce, and curated gourmet products? Pup yeah! Plus, this market has free parking and supports local nonprofits. Sampling and eating are allowed at the market, but there are no restrooms, so plan ahead hoomans.
Sundays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 22–Oct.16
Head over to the Highland Farmers Market fur your classic farmers market goodies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, libations, and live entertainment. Woof to the wise: a few dog-focused vendors sell fresh-made treats for doggos, too. Check out their Facebook page for more info and updates on all the haps.
Sundays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 9–Nov. 13
If you’re sniffin’ for food, re-tail, and services, this is the market for you. Knife sharpening? Florists? Live music? Coffee? Gifts? Yessss, pawlease! You can get them all here. Check out their website for a full live music lineup.
Sundays 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., June 5–Oct. 9
The Central Park Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, freshly baked goods, specialty meats, and gourmet food items. Tummy rumblin’ yet? Bonus: this market helps give back with donations to Colorado nonprofits. Check out their site for a live music lineup.
Saturdays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., June 4–Sept.10
With (p)oodles of fresh produce, gourmet food, and homegrown products at the historic Union Station downtown, you won’t want to miss out on this market. Keep your eyes peeled for local restaurants that participate in demos and hop in on the action.
Saturdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., May 14–Oct. 29
Your pup’ll love exploring local vendors for snaccos, soaps, lotions, pottery, and more at the University Hills Plaza Market. Plus, it’s just a short walk from some of Denver’s pawesome parks. Pick up noms and take your pooch on a picnic!
Know any other dog-friendly farmers markets in Colorado we should be yapping about? Keep us in the loop—tag us @SidewalkDog in your farmers market pics for a chance to be featured.
Featured photo: Aspen Grove
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