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Look Inside the Union Station Farmers Market

Fresh, local ingredients can be found every Saturday now through October

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| Photography by Lucy Beaugard

It was a gloomy second weekend at the Union Station Farmers Market, but despite on-and-off showers throughout the morning, Denver locals weren’t dissuaded from coming out to support the growers. There was excitement over the Boulder County Farmers Markets deciding to launch in May this season instead of June like the last two years. Now in its third season, the downtown Denver market has several vendors returning, displaying and selling produce along with other edible goods. Local farmers share what they’ve grown and local restaurateurs sell baked goods and warm to-go food items. While perusing each booth, market-goers may even get the chance to bump baskets with a chef or two — this is, after all, where many of Denver’s seasonal menus are inspired.

The Union Station Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 20. For a full list of farms and other vendors, check out the website.

A market mom is mindful to keep her kids happy at each stop; luckily Mercantile has some sweet pastry samples to spare
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Topping Out Farms urban farm grows micro greens for the home cook
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Multi-color tomatoes are just a few of the Rocky Mountain Fresh heirlooms offered
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Il Porcellino Salumi offers several sausage samples, including the orange pistachio
Overflowing mounds and bins of fresh produce such as these leafy greens and radishes cover the Acres at Warren Tech booth
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The Long I Pie sells triple berry, honey lavender, and strawberry rhubarb among other varieties
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Farm-fresh eggs from McCauley Family Farm are sold along with pickled veggies and pasture-raised chicken
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Mile High Fungi is the ultimate mushroom lover’s destination with baskets upon baskets of them
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Hot drinking chocolate and various bars can be found at Cultura Craft Chocolate
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The Fresh Herb Company not only sells potted herbs but also offers several varieties of succulents
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