First BIG Farmers Market a BIG success!

We kicked off the summer season with our first BIG farmers market event of the season! We have found our new home at the Gilpin County Community Center on the wide sidewalk leading up to the main entrance. The large portico turned out to have great acoustics and was perfect for our musicians, and we lined the sidewalk with our vendor tents! We are looking forward to growing success throughout the summer at the Gilpin County Farmers Market July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, and October 7th! CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR OR VENDOR!

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of Gilpin County Parks & Recreation and Friends of the Gilpin County Community Center, as well as direct support from these sponsors:

….as well as the tireless hours and steadfast support of the Homestead membership and volunteers! THANK YOU!

Mama and kiddo volunteering at the Homestead Farmers Market booth
Founding Director Arwen Ek with her kiddo at the Homestead booth. The Gilpin County Farmers Market is a family friendly community event! image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
open cooler with fresh produce and dairy
LOCALLY GROWN bok choi from Hoffman Farm in Greely, Kale from Miller Farm in Platteville, fresh whole milk, ricotta, and greek yogurt from Five Freedoms Dairy in Fort Collins. We enjoyed live acoustic music by local musician Brad Ayers & Friends. Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
smiling farmer with trays of microgreens
GILPIN COUNTY’S OWN Dack Thomas with an assortment of fresh, living microgreens. Farmers Markets give local entrepreneurs a forum to test their products and ideas and share their knowledge and creativity directly with the community. Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
raffle basket with hemp tea, homemade soap, wild mushrooms
Our vendors generously donated special items to the raffle basket to help us raise funds to SAVE THE GILPIN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET! Please consider donating today to help us keep this invaluable community event continue for the 2023 season! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
tomatoes and onions, "welcome to our crazy home" sign and musicians in the background
Beautiful LOCALLY GROWN heirloom tomatoes from Rocky Mountain Fresh in Longmont, and onions from Miller Farm in Platteville. GILPIN COUNTY GROWN rhubarb and hand burned decorative sign “Welcome to our Crazy Home”. Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
colorful fresh local eggs
GILPIN COUNTY FRESH EGGS! It doesn’t get fresher than this (unless you raise the chickens yourself). As delicious as they are beautiful! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
friends of the Community Center in their tent at the Farmers Market
Booth spaces for nonprofits and local government agencies are FREE. It takes a village to make great things like the Farmers Market happen – thanks Friends of the Community Center for your support! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
Ameritech windows display and sign in their tent at the Farmers Market
Ameritech Windows are 2023 Season Vendors – if you missed them on June 3rd, make sure to stop by their booth on July 1st! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
fresh produce and local dairy
Local, beautiful, delicious, fresh and healthy. That is what you get at a Farmers Market. Studies have proven that food at farmers markets is FRESHER than anything you will ever buy at a store, and much more affordable. Check out to learn more about the benefits of farmers markets! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023
decorative hand burned wood sign that says "cabin fever"
Don’t let “Cabin Fever” get you down….get out to the Gilpin County Farmers Market this summer! See you at our next market on July 1st from 10-2 at the Gilpin Community Center! Image credit Brandi Solomon (c) 2023

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