Grand Valley area farmers markets are a bounty of homegrown fruits, veggies and flowers. The entertaining farmers markets are a popular warm-weather venue for locals and visitors to mingle, peruse booths in the sun and tap their toes to great folksy rock bands.
The Thursday evening Farmers Market on Main Street in downtown Grand Junction is a 15-week community event series drawing an estimated 5,000 visitors per week. The market runs mid-June through mid-September and is comprised of farmers, artisans, vendors, musicians, and downtown merchants and restaurants.
The Fruita Farmers' Market is held every Saturday on the Fruita Civic Center Lawn and includes free live entertainment and shaded seating, along with regional baked goods and handmade crafts, ready-to-eat-food, and farm-raised regional meats and eggs.
The Palisade Farmers' Market is held on Sundays near 3rd and Main streets and features local artisans, crafters, musicians, non-profit organizations, wineries and, of course, ripe Palisade produce. In addition to fresh produce and upbeat music, the people watching is great entertainment. The Palisade Farmers' Market runs mid-June through October.