Buying local foods and goods is important for many reasons. Not only is it healthier to consume products that are home-grown and free of harmful chemicals, but it is also beneficial to the economy by supporting farmers and other independent businesses within the community. If you’re in Durango, CO, and wondering where to purchase the finest fruits and veggies in town (along with other tasty treats and handcrafted gifts), visit the amazing Durango Farmers’ Market! This wide array of vendors is accompanied with additional events and activities to guarantee hours of entertainment. For 20 years now, this incredible attraction has brought the town’s residents together to enjoy wholesome food and fun activities as a community. Discover everything you need to know about the Durango Farmers’ Market so you can make plans to attend!
All About the Durango Farmers’ Market
When and Where
Returning once again in the spring, the Durango Farmers’ Market schedule begins May 14, 2016, and run until October 29, 2016. Open every Saturday during these dates from 8:00 a.m. until noon, the various vendors and craftsmen of this market will be set up in the First National Bank parking lot, 259 West 9th Street.
Take your time strolling through these numerous vendor displays to find the best products to take home! No matter what you’re searching, you’re bound to see it here; the Durango Farmers’ Market offers a varied spectrum of products, such as fresh produce, eggs, plants and flowers, fruit, herbs, breads, pastries, coffee, smoothies, and juices. There are prepared dishes made hot for visitors, like pizza and Asian stir fry. You can also buy creative gifts here, like handmade pottery, soaps, lotions, jewelry, and more. Kids can have a great time here too! Music, balloon animals, and face painting are available for young ones as well. Countless local businesses are represented here, such as the Adobe House Farm in Durango, CO, that produces over 40 different types of crops. Vendors are strictly local; only companies from the regions of Archuleta, Montezuma, La Plata, San Juan New Mexico, and San Juan Colorado are able to participate.
Although the Durango Farmers’ Market is only open May through October, they do provide additional events in the off-season as well. Every year, they host a Thanksgiving Market outside at the La Plata Fairgrounds, as well as Holiday Market in December inside the Exhibit Hall. This is the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for your friends and family, as well as grab some delicious additions to include in your magnificent holiday meals.
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With all its incredible events and unique attractions, Durango, CO, is the ideal vacation destination, regardless of the time of year! Make plans to have the trip of a lifetime by staying with us at Durango Colorado Vacations. We provide a variety of luxurious vacation rentals that come in all shapes and sizes. Each of our beautiful cottages, cabins, apartments, and villas are located throughout the most picturesque parts of town; you can choose to stay next door to the bustling downtown Durango, or have a more peaceful getaway by settling down in a more private area. Don’t hesitate any longer; check our availability and book your dream vacation rental today!
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