An exciting collaboration with Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) will offer Lafayette residents a new, weekly, producer-only farmers market beginning June 8. BCFM’s three decades of experience supporting local agriculture and making fresh products available to area consumers, will enhance the community’s access to locally grown, healthy food.
The new Lafayette market will be held every Thursday, June 8 through September 28, from 4:00-8:00pm in the Lafayette Florist parking lot at 600 South Public Road. This centrally located, Old Town setting offers a visible presence and provides a convenient and accessible location for the community. Walking and biking to the market is encouraged, and a free bike valet service will be available for shoppers. In addition to the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of locally grown produce and packaged goods, market attendees will enjoy live music, a beer garden, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more.
According to Brian Coppom, BCFM Executive Director, "We are thrilled to work with the community and City of Lafayette to bring the farmers back to Old Town. Our grower's-only format means residents can be certain the fruits, vegetables, and meats are grown by the farmer who is selling them. This gives the community an opportunity to access some of the best food available and strengthen connections with their growers."
BCFM is launching a Founding Members Program for supporters of the new Lafayette Farmers Market. The $55 membership fee will offer monthly market deals, provide admission to an end of season celebration, strengthen the community connection, and support participating farmers. “Farmers and ranchers bear the most risk when starting a new market,” explained Elyse Wood, Operations Manager at Boulder County Farmers Market. “Funds raised through the Founding Members Program will guarantee minimum sales for farmers to help cover costs associated with bringing their goods to the new market and allow them to commit to participate throughout the entire season.” Any produce purchased from the farmers to meet their minimum sales threshold will be donated back to the community through local non-profits. Supporters can sign up for the program at www.bcfm.org/foundingmembers .
Weekly Lafayette Farmers Market
Thursdays from 4:00-8:00pm
June 8 – September 28, 2017
Lafayette Florist parking lot / 600 South Public Road
Lafayette Farmers Market Kick-Off Event
Thursday, May 25
Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Community Park / 11990 E. South Boulder Road
Join us for this special, one-time event at the Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Community Park to get a taste of what to expect from the upcoming weekly market. Meet farmers who will be selling at the Lafayette market, learn about local agriculture, find out how to double SNAP benefits, listen to music, participate in some fun activities, and more. Lafayette City Council will also be on hand to chat with residents.