FOODIES IS CURRENTLY LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES FOR RE-OPENING

FOODIES vision for these markets is not turning out as successful as we had hoped. We know it is only our first season, but we have tried to stay the course and "ride it out" hoping sales, interest, and additional vendors would build significantly over time allowing us to grow (or at least break even!) Currently, we are looking at alternative business models, alternative locations, and even alternative days/times when we believe FOODIES could become more sustainable.

We are hopeful that FOODIES will be able to reopen but can't predict when that may happen. We are working diligently to find viable options and solutions. 

We sincerely appreciate all of our vendors efforts and customers support! Please continue to seek out our vendors around town while we take this interlude and feel free to reach out to us if you have any ideas to make FOODIES wonderful. 

We promise to keep you all posted on what our next step is! 

Sunday, June 26 at FOODIES Food Festival, 10am-4pm

FOODIES admission is free and Sunday hours are 10AM to 4PM.  This Sunday will have live music from Rogue Alan L, Crafts from Colorado artisans, and World's best balloon animals and face painting.  Fine food varieties will include:  Mexican, Greek, Ukranian, Asian, Continental, Baked goods, Vegan, and Gluten Free.   There will be delicous snacks, entrees, and desserts. Drink options will include specialty coffees, hand made lemonades and juice coolers, great Durango sodas, craft beer and fine wine from Colorado, and, locally made Sangrias.   Plenty of free parking or take Light Rail.         

Six Reasons FOODIES Outdoor Market is Unlike a Farmers Market

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:

 

 

Inspiration

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. 

 

 

 Innovative Vendors

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.

 

 

Location

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.

 

 

Nonprofit Support  

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.

 

 

Kid Friendly

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!)

 

 

Happy Hour

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

 

FOODIES Outdoor Market(970-DO-FOODS)

6770 East CheNango Ave, Denver, CO 80237

June 5- October 30, 2016

Sundays 10am- 4pm

Thursdays 3:00Pm-7:30pm

Foodies Season to Start Sunday, June 5 - Weather Pushback

Denver, Colo. (April 18, 2016) – 

We regret that Spring snow has caused a delay in site preparations. This new start day will give more time to prepare the site and hopefully for Mother Nature to blow through in May with moisture. 

FOODIES at Belleview Station is an artisanal food and lifestyle market featuring a variety of prepared dishes, local packaged foods and farm products, live music, tented community dining-tables, craft beer and wine, fine art and crafts and family activities.

The market will operate Sundays from 9 am-3 pm, and Thursdays from 11:30 am-5:30 pm from June 5 to October 30 in Denver at Belleview Station, a dynamic new community ideally situated on the I-25 corridor at the intersection of the DTC and the City of Denver.

  

Transparency in the Food We Eat

As recently noted by John Lehndorff, Colorado based freelance food critic, “A rapidly growing swath of the American population from elementary school kids (Centennials) to Millennials through Baby Boomers want more. They want simpler, healthy food that uses sustainable ingredients with transparent sources. They want more choice to fit the food to their individual needs.” This internet savvy group has had their tastes honed in restaurants, shopped at local farmers’ markets and watched a variety of food television shows.

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Enjoying Prepared Pulses - Part of United Nations 2016 Declaration

You've most likely been eating pulses for years. The lowly legume family, the staple of Mexican and Indian cuisines, includes chickpeas, lentils, dried beans, peas and even the peanut.  What's new is that the United Nations has declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses and chefs across the world and here locally will be working to bring these low cost proteins into delicious dishes.

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