september, 2022

17sep8:00 am1:00 pmCity Park Farmers MarketAt City Park Esplanade8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Buy from your neighbors

Environmental Good
Buying food from growers, makers, and producers within your own city reduces processing, packaging, and transportation waste. City Park is also a compost market, meaning all disposable goods served at the market can be composted for free at the market itself.

Economic Good
$68 of every $100 dollars spent at a local business stays in the local community. Local food sources require local consumers in order for them to grow and flourish – creating economic diversity and community growth.

Fresh Goods
Shopping at farmers markets is the best way to get fresh, in-season produce. Produce from grocery stores certainly can be local and in-season, but it often times also comes from thousands of miles away or another country. Shopping farmers markets means you are buying straight from the growers or producers.

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Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

City Park Esplanade2551 E Colfax AveExtending from Colfax Avenue to Denver’s largest park, this quarter-mile long promenade exemplifies French landscape architecture principles of framed views, formal plantings, forced perspective, and cross-axial design. Attributed to Reinhard Schuetze and George Kessler, the esplanade was designed in 1905 and planted in 1907 but not fully completed until 1918. The north-south axis leading into the park was lined on each side by a single row of hawthorn bordered by a single row of elms to provide a sense of enclosure and create a visual screen for the adjacent East High School. Paralleled by dirt roads, the central axis was bisected by a footpath lined with 70 lamps and planted with flower beds and terraced lawns to reinforce the alignment at a pedestrian scale. The esplanade, crossed by 16th and 17th Avenues, extended into City Park, though a roundabout just beyond 17th Avenue served as a transition from the formal axis to the park’s Picturesque qualities.

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