FOODIES Outdoor Market is elated to finally be open! This summer we will bring our culinary wonderland to the masses, and while we may get branded as “another farmers market” we want to explain what and why our vision is much more. Six reasons FOODIES is unlike your run-of-the-mill farmers market:
Our founders, Kathey Pear and Jon Kates, traveled coast to coast to research markets and festivals before drafting a plan for FOODIES. They wanted to blend the best of what they experienced into FOODIES, among their favorites, markets in Toronto, San Francisco, and New York. When asked what FOODIES will be most like, we cite the chef-favorite Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, NY—However, FOODIES will be undeniably and uniquely Colorado.
Aside from picking up your favorite local summer fruits and veg (Yes, we are carrying Colorado Proud fruits and vegetables and are thrilled to support our local farming community), FOODIES will also showcase the best in local packed foods, unique food booths and food trucks , ethnic foods, and newly discovered culinary gems. To enhance your market experience, we will also have local artists, Colorado wines and sangria,, and local craft beer.
Being eco friendly is on the top of FOODIES' priorities and when searching for a location we wanted something that was accessible to everyone, by bike, bus, on foot, or train. Luckily we found a location that exceeded our expectations. Belleview Station is an outdoor venue with amazing views, conveniently located at, you’re guessed it, the Belleview Station Light Rail stop, easy to get to from anywhere in the city, no matter what your means of transportation.
Each day the market is open, 10% of our food proceeds will go to a participating non-profit group.. Look for sponsors from these organizations at the market educating us further on their causes for our community.
FOODIES wants to make the outdoor market more than just a local culinary wonderland for adults, we want your kids to have fun too. Think of us as a small food festival, including a kids craft booth sponsored by the Grow Haus, along with rotating weekly entertainers including face painters, balloon artists, and magicians.. Trust us, going to our market will not feel like another errand with the kids. (PS: Make a day of it and ride the train there for an extra adventure!)
Unwind with us every Thursday evening after work (starting 6/23) for an al fresco happy hour. In addition to music, plenty of Colorado sunshine, and our amazing food vendors, we will be serving Colorado wine, sangria, spirits from local distilleries and local craft brews to get you through the end of the week in a serene setting. Convenient to The Denver Tech Center, and commuters coming or going, a FOODIES happy hour will be your newest summer tradition.
Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
FOODIES Outdoor Market Team