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Posted on: July 11, 2018

New E. Simpson location for the Lafayette Farmers Market

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The Lafayette Farmers Market has moved!  

The 2018 market will operate along the 400 Block of E. Simpson St.  - between S. Iowa Ave. and Michigan Ave.  

What better way to celebrate Lafayette's historic Main Street than with a farmers market celebrating the rich, agricultural history of Lafayette? An exciting collaboration with Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) offers Lafayette residents a weekly, producer-only farmers market beginning June 7. BCFM’s three decades of experience supporting local agriculture and making fresh products available to area consumers, will enhance the community’s access to locally grown, healthy food. In addition to the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of locally grown produce and packaged goods, market attendees will enjoy live music, a beer garden, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more.

Weekly Lafayette Farmers Market 
Thursdays from 4:00-8:00pm
June 7 – September 27, 2018
400 Block of East Simpson Street (between S. Iowa and Michigan)
www.bcfm.org 


Become a Supporting Member of the Lafayette Farmers Market!

Many components go into creating and coordinating a successful market, but ultimately markets wouldn’t happen without our local farmers and the community members that shop there. Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM) farmers are members of our markets, we say why not you too.

BCFM loves bringing growers only markets to communities throughout Colorado, but typically it is the farmers who take the lion’s share of risk in a new market. Their goods are perishable and costly to grow, harvest, and bring to market. In an effort to mitigate this risk, BCFM is developing a new market model that guarantees farmers and ranchers minimum sales needed to cover their basic costs of coming to market. The farmers, in turn, can then commit to attending the entire season. Produce purchased to meet the minimum is donated to local nonprofits.

A community membership program funds these minimum purchases. We are debuting this program with our newest market in Lafayette. Residents of Lafayette can now become Supporting Members of the Lafayette Farmers Market. In addition to helping distribute risk, the program –

  • strengthens community connection
  • offers monthly highlights and deals at market
  • establishes a bond with your neighborhood market for years to come


LEARN MORE and sign up at https://www.bcfm.org/supportingmembers/ 

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