Boulder County Farmers Markets
We know the farmers markets look a little different, but we’re proud to say we’re managing them with great strides and safety. Enjoy two ways to shop your favorite local ingredients:
Boulder, Longmont and Denver Saturday markets are operating on their normal schedules. Boulder Wednesday is expected to open July 15 if we achieve optimal vendor participation. Each market is managed with the utmost safety in mind. Visit bcfm.org to learn our safety measures that are in place.
Our online ordering is growing with Longmont and Lafayette curbside pickups, and Boulder and Denver pickups are being developed. Visit bcfm.org to learn more on how to order each week. Ordering for our Sunday Longmont pickup is open through Thursday. The product selection continues to build, and best of all — the pickup is convenient and safe.
In season now
This Saturday feel the joys of summer picking up speed with a nice mix of arugula, peaches, pea shoots, spicy greens, cherries, green onions, carrots, kale, broccoli, beets, corn, green beans, Swiss chard, potatoes, turnips, radishes, summer squash and lettuce. You can also find fresh herbs, eggs, beef, bison, lamb, pork, goat, chicken, cheese, honey and baked goods.
Lots of this, please
Spring onions are going strong. Scallions and green onions are technically the same plant, but spring onions offer a fuller bulb and boast a sweeter flavor, and hail from a slightly different seed varietal.
The farmer says
There’s often confusion on whether scallions, or commonly misrepresented as green onions, are spring onions and vice versa. Varieties of onion seed play a key role in flavor and form. Scallions are seed varieties that do not bulb while green onions are bulb onions harvested early. Spring onions are typically different altogether as they are derived to be harvested in the spring versus fall.
When a recipe calls for scallions it’s best not to interchange with a spring onion given the mild nature of the scallion. To differentiate the two — scallions have a white, thin stem with small hairs on the end with tender green leaves, and spring onions have a small white bulb with fibrous leaves.
How to prepare
Spring onions are perfect for the grillmate to other charred spring veggies. Drizzle a bit olive oil, salt and pepper, and then grill for a couple of minutes and flip. Spring onion tops are not as forgiving as scallion tops, so we don’t suggest chopping them for garnish. However, you can save the scraps for veggie stock.
How to prepare
Seal them in a plastic bag in your vegetable crisper and they should be good for up to two weeks.
We’re going wild about this Spring Onion Soup by Brooklyn Supper: brooklynsupper.com/spring-onion-soup/. What a great way to get all your greens in with a hearty dose of potato.
Good to know
This list represents a general overview of the week’s harvest, not every item that is being produced locally. Some farms do not grow or have ready some items on the list.
Boulder Farmers Market
13th Street and Canyon Boulevard
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21
4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, tentatively starting July 15
Lafayette Farmers Market
400 Block of East Simpson Street
3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sep. 24
pre-order curbside pickup only (bcfm.org)
Longmont Farmers Market
Boulder County Fairgrounds
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21
pre-order curbside pickup also available on Sunday (bcfm.org)
Union Station Farmers Market
Denver’s Union Station
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24