PUEBLO, Colo. (June 5, 2019) – El Pueblo Farmers Market will kick off on Friday, June 14. While in previous years the market was held every Saturday, this year it will be open every Friday morning, from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Each market will be hosted by El Pueblo History Museum at 301 N. Union Avenue, and will offer exclusively Colorado-grown and Colorado-made products. This year’s market is expected to run through September 13.
Another change to the market this year is a merge with City Center Eats, the museum’s seasonal food truck event. Each week, two to three food trucks will be present at the Farmers Market, where they will sell delicious local foods.
Available for purchase at the market is a wide variety of produce and products. Early-season shoppers can expect to find greens, radishes, beets, and peas. Pueblo chiles and other peppers will arrive in late summer, along with sweet corn and Palisade peaches. Other seasonal offerings will include pumpkins, mushrooms, carrots, pickles, garlic, potatoes, cornmeal, and more. Locally-made products, including honey, jelly, preserves, sauces, cheese, natural medicine, crafts, and soap will also be available for purchase.
El Pueblo Farmers Market is a proud Pueblo tradition. It is an important community event, which supports locals by giving them ready access to a wide variety of fresh, locally-grown, organic produce, and also supports local farmers and businesses by providing them a venue to sell their wares. Everything at the farmers market is Colorado-grown and Colorado-made, so it also a celebration of Colorado heritage and prosperity- and our history. Two centuries ago, El Pueblo was a trading post where locals from all walks of life- Mexican settlers south of the Arkansas River, Anglo-Americans north of it, and Native Americans all around- could come and trade goods, from produce to textiles. History Colorado is proud to continue that tradition at El Pueblo History Museum, which stands on the site of the old pioneer-era trading post.
The market offers SNAP, sponsored by NeighborWorks of Pueblo. It also offers Double Up Food Bucks. For those who qualify, the first twenty dollars of produce purchased each week will be matched by the Farmers Market, for a total of forty dollars value of fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables. It is part of the mission of El Pueblo Farmers Market to make sure that all residents of Pueblo and neighboring settlements have the opportunity to purchase healthy, wholesome produce, and also to support their local farmers.
El Pueblo Farmers Market is a vibrant, family-friendly market where local farms sell produce directly to the consumers, so that the community can access, fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. More information can be found at fb.me/ElPuebloFarmersMarket or by calling El Pueblo History Museum at 719-583-0453.
About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through the History Colorado Center and statewide Community Museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.