The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show kicks off its 20th summer season on Sunday (July 5), featuring vendors of local produce, food, and artisans every Sunday through October 4. The market will have strict social distancing and safety measures in place. Attendance to the market will be on a free, ticketed basis and guests can reserve their time on VailFarmersMarket.com.
Also, returning for its sixth year is the Vail Farmers’ Market Farm to Table Dinner Series, showcasing the valley’s most talented chefs with culinary creations from the freshest local ingredients gathered at the market.
“Although the experience will look different this year, we are happy to once again showcase Vail’s local top chefs and farmers with the Vail Farmers’ Market and the Farm-to-Table Dinner Series. Also, we will be kicking off the 20th summer of the Vail Farmers’ Market, celebrating the freshest produce, beautiful local artisans, and great food,” says Angela Mueller, executive director of the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show. “The health and well being of our guests is our highest priority and we will have social distancing guidelines and safety measures in place. However, guests will find the same welcoming spirit at the market and dinners this year.”
COVID-19 Safety Measures
During the Vail Farmers’ Market, guests are required to wear a mask and follow the hand sanitizing guidelines before entering vendor tents. Physical distancing at the market and the farm to table dinners is a must. Visit www.vailfarmersmarket.com for more information.
Visiting the Vail Farmers’ Market
The Market opens at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 3:00 p.m., with a designated time slot for high risk individuals from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Attendance will require a reserved time slot with a free ticket to enter the market and available at through Eventbrite at www.vailfarmersmarket.com.
Vendors and Artists
The Market has a great source of produce vendors: Clarks Family Orchards, Eat a Peach Organics, R Farms, Roots on the Range, and Wynn Farms. The Vail Farmers’ Market also showcases local artisans selling unique and beautiful work. Guests are also encouraged to take home food from food vendors or enjoy at one of the local parks.
In addition to the live open air market on East Meadow Drive, the market will also remain virtual all summer long to help anyone who wants to shop from the comfort and safety of their home, with items shipped to their home or picked up at the Virtual Market tent in town every Sunday. Shopping is available at www.vailfarmersmarket.com.
Farm to Table Dinners
The Vail Farmers’ Market is reprising its Farm-to-Table Dinner Series for its sixth year. The dinners will take place on July 10, July 21, August 7, and August 21, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on West Meadow Drive. The kick-off dinner on July 10 will feature local Vail-area chefs. Each chef will cook one course of the meal that highlights produce and products from local farms and vendors from the Vail Farmers’ Market. Tickets for each Farm to Table Dinner are $115 up to one week before the event and then $125 week of the event. Tickets are available at www.vailfarmersmarket.com/farm-to-table/. Reserve seats now since seating will be limited to allow for social distancing, and the events are expected to sell out.