Despite the many Western plot-lines that have pitted railroads against farmers, a new collaboration at Denver’s Union Station breaks that stereotype and continues to build that station as community hub for the Mile High City. A new Farmers Market launched earlier this month and will take place each Saturday until October 22nd. The events are a joint venture between Union Station and the Boulder County Farmers Market and features some 40 vendors. A weekly chef demo will also present local chefs. The market runs on the designated Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.
Union Station re-opened in July 2014 after two years of renovations, restoring it as the Amtrak stop for Denver. It also now offers a hotel, restaurants, retail stores, and a link to the regional transit system of both light rail and bus. The Farmers Market, hosting 22 Colorado farms, 16 sources of locally-produced foods, and two restaurants, is located adjacent to the station entrance at 17th and Wynkoop streets. The market’s official site can be found at Union Station Farmers Market.
This writer is looking forward to visiting the vendors, as I will be living in Denver from late June to early August this summer.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)