Youth Farmers Markets

By May 10, 2014posts

Our youth gardeners have been busy this summer! Check out what they have been growing and buy some fresh local produce. There are three markets this weekend:


  • Fairmont Elementary:
    3rd and Fox, Saturday, July 16th, 9:00 – 11:00am


  • Cole:
    At the new Five Points Farmers’ Market at 2505 Welton St, Saturday, July 16th, 9:00am – 2:00pm


  • Fairview Elementary: 
    12th and Decatur, Sunday, July 17th, 12:00 – 2:00pm

DUG, in partnership with Slow Food Denver, works with schools to coordinate summer youth-run farmer’s markets to bridge the school year, provide additional opportunities for learning, and establish year-round continuity between the volunteer mentors and the children.  The youth markets offer healthy food to communities, promote nutrition, demonstrate healthy meal preparation in partnership with local chefs, and develop community capacity and leadership. Click here to learn more about Denver Urban Gardens’ School Garden and Nutrition Programs.