What's not to love about a farmers market? Especially a Summit County farmers market. Where else can you shop with a direct view of towering peaks, buy directly from a local artist or farmer, do some yoga on a manicured lawn, or listen to live music while supporting local economies?
Summit County is home to several summer markets. On Sundays you'll find the Breckenridge Market at the south end of town at the corner of Park and Main in the Main Street Station courtyard. Live music, fresh bread and flowers, Colorado farms, artisan goods, chair massages and more are all represented in this pleasant shopping experience. Surrounded by brick and mortar shops and restaurants, and nestled right up against the Maggie Pond, the Breckenridge Sunday Market is a great choice for a pleasant Sunday outing.
Over in Dillon, the farm vibes are strong. The Friday Dillon Farmers Market has a great showing of organic produce, bath products, kombucha, and also features yoga in the park at 9 a.m., live music at 10:30 a.m. and family entertainment and magic at noon.
Also open daily are two Uncle Johns Farm Stands located at Highway 9 in Frisco, at the entrance to the Marina, or on Highway 9 in Silverthorne, a quarter mile north of I-70.
While the high country has a short and challenging growing season, luckily we are surrounded by the fertile western slope. Early season, be sure to look for Colorado grown cherries and as the summer progresses, get ready for the Palisade peaches. Divine!
As always, to best enjoy the farmers markets or just about any activity during summer in the high country, remember your sunscreen, sunglasses and layers. You never know what you are going to get- from the weather, and from the farmers!