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Union Station Gets Its Own Farmers’ Market

This summer, the farm comes to you in the heart of downtown.


LoDo is home to many things: top-tier restaurants, Coors Field, and some of the most desirable office space in Denver. Now you can put “farmers’ market” on that list too—an addition that signals LoDo’s transition from a work/play neighborhood to one in which people actually live. The Union Station Farmers’ Market officially debuted in June; crates of baby carrots and fingerling potatoes will be on display every Saturday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) through October. Unlike exhibitors at other Denver markets, the 40 or so vendors here can’t just buy produce wholesale from area farms and resell it—they have to have grown it themselves. That means when you buy your fruits and vegetables, the friendly face behind the stand can give you the story on just how that summer squash came to be. We’ll leave it to you to ask for a recipe.

This article appeared in the July 2016 issue of 5280.

Callie Sumlin, Associate Food Editor

Callie Sumlin creates stories for 5280's Eat & Drink section, manages the dining guide, and oversees 5280.com's digital food-related coverage and weekly e-newsletter, Table Talk.

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