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Farmers’ markets in Southwest Colorado provide a true taste of the region’s heritage, community, and of course, the fresh local produce. Searching for some culinary inspiration? Want to shop where the chefs go? Sample the best Mesa Verde Country has to offer at these seasonal, open-air markets.

In addition to finding rare varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, you can discover out-of-the-ordinary goods such as jams, sauces, wellness potions, and artisan-made goods. You are then able to interact with farmers and makers to ask questions in a laid-back atmosphere. A farmer’s market near Mesa Verde is a social gathering, holistic food court and learning epicenter rolled into one!

Peruse the Cortez Farmer’s Market while listening to live musicians who perform weekly. You’ll find artisan goods, freshly roasted coffee, and only hyper-local and organic produce grown in neighboring counties. Not available on the weekends? The Mancos Farmer’s Market features local meats, eggs, and even mushrooms every Thursday evening during the summer. You’ll want to stick around to hear local musicians perform and shop handcrafted products made here in the Mancos Valley.

Most markets operate from June to October when farmers enjoy an abundant harvest in Colorado. Looking for a farmer’s markets beyond the summer months? In addition to the city’s summer market, visit the Dolores Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from early November to March. Discover fresh and locally grown produce meats, eggs, fruit and more, all displayed in a warm greenhouse space.

Want more local produce and products? Be sure to check out the many farm-to-table activities and attractions in Mesa Verde during your visit too!

Farmers’ Markets in Southwest Colorado

Ready to shop small and local? See the listings below for Mesa Verde area farmers’ markets:

Fresh Product at Cortez Farmers' Market

CORTEZ FARMERS’ MARKET

109 W. Main, Corner of Main and Elm Street

Cortez, CO 81321

All produce must be grown in Montezuma or Dolores Counties and be sold by the producer. No reselling is permitted. Entertainment provided weekly by local musicians. Fresh roasted coffee and baked goods are available, as well as locally grown produce.

HOURS: Saturdays, 7:30 am – until sold out

SEASON: June through October

ORGANIC: Mostly

 

Dolores Farmers' Market in Colorado

DOLORES FARMERS’ MARKET

Dolores Town Hall – 420 Central Avenue

Dolores, CO 81323

Produce is not regulated and non-local produce may be sold.

HOURS: Wednesday, 4 pm-7 pm

SEASON: June through October

ORGANIC: Some

 

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DOLORES WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET

Four Seasons Greenhouse

26650 Road P

Dolores, CO 81323

Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, coffees, fruit, crafts and more, all in the comfort of a tropical greenhouse setting.

HOURS: Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

SEASON: Early November – March

ORGANIC: Mostly

 

Produce from Farmers' Markets in Southwest Colorado

MANCOS FARMERS’ MARKET

Boyle Park

Mancos, CO 81328

Products of the Mancos Valley are featured: produce, meat, eggs, and even mushrooms. Handcrafted products by Mancos Valley artisans include: jams, jellies, lotions, potions and jewlery. Live music provided by local area musicians.

HOURS: Thursday, 4 pm-7 pm

SEASON: Late June – Mid-September

 

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