Union Station Farmers Market, Colorado
Posted On: June 28, 2018
Year Founded: 2016
Market Season: Saturdays, May- October (9 am- 2 pm)
Mission Statement: We are a nonprofit organization operating producer-only farmers markets in Colorado since 1987. Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.
NFMW Plans: “We do not allow farm merchandise sales at our markets (e.g., farm branded t-shirts). This season, we are allowing merchandise sales for the one week only – giving the producers an opportunity to promote themselves in a unique way. We are running a social media campaign for NFMW including a “What’s Cooking?” Instagram contest.”- Brian Coppom, BCFM Executive Director
About the Market: The Union Station Farmers Market is the only grower-only market in Denver. We host 19 Colorado farmers and ranchers. The market accepts both SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks. Our programs include regular chef demos, mixologist contests using farm ingredients, participation in Slow Food Nations, and the first market-driven meal kit called Grown to Go.
Statistic or Market Accomplishment: In it’s second season, 2017, the market generated $400,000 in sales for our farmers and ranchers over a 21 week period – an average of $23k per producer.
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