Since I’ll be missing out on next week’s farmer’s market here in Denver (due to bachelorette shenanigans on the East Coast), I decided to hit up the farmer’s market up in Boulder this past Saturday, to see how that one compares to the Cherry Creek and City Park markets.
Needless to say, the Boulder market kicks ass, particularly the ass of the Cherry Creek and City Park markets. Admittedly, for those not well-versed in Colorado cultural groups, Boulder is basically ground zero for hippies in our great state. It fits that their farmer’s market would be kind of off the hook. However, what surprised me is that it is so off the hook so early in the season!
Seriously, there were at least 50 stands at this farmer’s market, compared to the 10 we see here in Denver. There were probably 20-25 produce vendors there, as opposed to the one here. And the produce vendors were offering all sorts of culinary goodies – the requisite spinach, arugula, radishes, etc., but they also offered fresh herbs, sunchokes, and “egyptian walking onions.” I have no idea what they are, but they looked like a cross between a green onion and a shallot.
After drooling over the fresh veggies at the market, I strolled through town, and spotted these gorgeous tulips on the Boulder Downtown Mall.
And to finish off a really delightful morning, I stopped at Lucille’s to get a hot beignet and a cup of coffee. The beignet didn’t make it to pictures.