Buy from your neighbors Environmental Good Buying food from growers, makers, and producers within your own city reduces processing, packaging, and transportation waste.
Buy from your neighbors
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.
$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.
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.
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.