Congratulations to the Greeley Farmers’ Market for finishing as the number one ranked farmers market in Colorado in the 2021 America’s Farmers Market Celebration!
Not every town or city has its own farmers’ market, but here in Greeley, we’re lucky enough to have the best one in Colorado!
If you’ve been to the Greeley Farmers’ Market you already know what a wonderful addition it is to Greeley. It started back in 1993 and is now a year-round market that offers a wide variety of locally grown and produced food, including fresh and in-season produce, meats, honey, bread and other baked goods, and roasted chiles. While local artisans and crafters offer great gifts and other sundries. It’s a great place where folks can interact with and buy directly from local farmers and producers, capitalizing on the rich agricultural roots of our community and helping our local economy.
“I could not be more proud of our Farmers Market for being voted the best Farmers Market in Colorado! We had so much fun with the voting. Our Market Family works extremely hard year-round to bring Greeley and the surrounding area fresh, delicious food that is grown and produced locally. Thank you Greeley Farmers Market vendors for all that you do – the community appreciates you! Congratulations on being voted #1, you deserve it!” –Andrea Haring, Greeley Famers’ Market Coordinator
America’s Farmers Market Celebration is an annual event put on by American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition as an effort to showcase the essential markets across the nation. The competition ran from June 21 through September 19, 2021. Market shoppers and supporters were able to vote for their favorite market with the winners in each region getting recognition and cash prizes awarded to the top three ‘People’s Choice’ awards.
When the dust settled, our very own Greeley Farmers’ Market finished number one in Colorado, number seven in the Southwest region, and 65th nationwide.
Some of the comments posted about the Greeley Farmers’ Market included:
- “Love coming here every weekend.” –Dawn L.
- “There is plenty of variety. We’re grateful that it is even offered indoors during cold months so the vendors can provide fresh produce from their cellars. It is worth the time to shop at the market.” –Mary R.
- “A variety for everyone – from fresh farm-grown vegetables, to baked breads, to homemade goods, and music to enjoy while shopping the market… J” Cateline
The top market in the Southwest region went to Dripping Springs Farmers Market in Texas, while the three overall People’s Choice Award winners were Columbia Farmers Market in Missouri, Oxford Community Market in Mississippi, and Monroe Farmers Market in Connecticut. Learn more about the celebration winners from American Farmland Trust.
The summer Greeley Farmers’ Market continues through Oct. 30. After that, they move indoors for the winter market at Zoe’s Café and Event Center. That runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from November through April. Find out more about the Greeley Farmer’s Market on their website or their Facebook page.