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At the Market: Boulder County Farmers Markets Virtual Winter Market lets you choose local gifts for the holidays

This gift basket contains Highland honey, Spark + Honey granola and Silver Canyon Coffee. (Boulder County Farmers Market / Courtesy Photo)
This gift basket contains Highland honey, Spark + Honey granola and Silver Canyon Coffee. (Boulder County Farmers Market / Courtesy Photo)

By Boulder County Farmers Markets

The market magic of BCFM’s annual holiday show is our absolute favorite. The staff and vendor members are sad to not experience it this year with you in person.

Like with everything in 2020 — the show must go on! Virtually, that is.

Take a moment and follow along through BCFM’s online winter wonderland over the next two weeks or enjoy daily features on the market’s social channels. Access the corners of your memory to inspire the market experience — share the link with a friend you normally go to market with or listen to our featured musicians.

Luckily, the result of your shopping will be just the same — an abundance of local food and gifts to share with your family and friends. We shop together in spirit and know our farmers, food and artisan vendors appreciate any and all support this season and beyond.

For countless reasons, voting with your dollars this holiday counts more than ever this holiday season:

  • The produce, eggs, meat and packaged goods are grown and made with craft and skill. All are rich in flavor, and the produce, eggs and meat are dense in nutrients.
  • Gifts made by local artisans and crafters are one of a kind. They are made with discerned eyes and care, ensuring your loved one receives a unique gift.
  • Our restaurant friends have gone through a lot this year. The ups and downs of restrictions and limited relief caused many of our favorite restaurants to shutter. Continue to lift up our restaurant industry so we have these beloved outlets in the future. Bonus: You can take a couple of nights off cooking and get amazing, world-class food. Try a new place and your tried and true favorites.
  • Choosing either local food, local gifts and takeout from local restaurants supports small businesses, which in turn boosts the local economy. Keeping more dollars within our community builds economic resiliency.

Gift ideas

Shop directly with local artisans through the virtual winter market map at Artisans include jewelers, potters, candlemakers, soapmakers, fine art, screenprinting and more.

Sweet Rolling Pins offers customized wooden rolling pins and spoons. (Boulder County Farmers Market / Courtesy Photo)

Sweet Rolling Pins, sweetrollingpins.comCustom wooden rolling pins, and spoons from Sweet Rolling Pins. These will elevate your holiday cookie game. Not to mention make for a fun activity for the kids.




Heather Kegel Studios produces nature-inspired pottery, including tumblers, bowls, mugs and vases. (Boulder County Farmers Markets / Courtesy Photo)

Heather Kegel Studios, heatherkegelstudios.comPottery inspired by nature — tumblers, bowls, mugs, and vases.

Beeswax wraps from Khala & Co. will help your fresh produce last longer, without plastic bags. (Boulder County Farmers Markets / Courtesy Photo)






Khala & Co., khalaco.comFor the eco-conscious friends on your list. These beeswax wraps are the bee’s knees and bring you one step closer to plastic-free living.

Other gift ideas available on curbside pickup,, include:

DIY Gift Baskets: Select a gift basket kit and fill it to your heart’s content with all your top local eats. Receive your items, assemble your basket, and gift away. A suggested basket theme: Colorado Breakfast Basket — Croft Family Farm eggs, Sky Pilot Farm breakfast sausage, Silver Canyon coffee, Spark + Honey granola and Highland honey.

“A Bite of Boulder” is a locally produced cookbook with more than 40 recipes from favorite local restaurants, with stories about the dishes. (Boulder County Farmers Markets / Courtesy Photo)

Bite of Boulder: A cookbook collection produced by First Bite with more than 40 recipes from Boulder’s favorite restaurants, along with stories of the dishes and the people behind the food. Includes a featured story by our very own executive director, Brian Coppom, and the power of local agriculture.

The BCFM crew wishes you a healthy holiday and the happiest of new years. 2021 can’t come soon enough.