2020 SEASON

Sundays • May 17th – November 15th • 9am to 1pm

Our first week of the 2020 SPS Farmers Market was amazing!

Health & Safety at the South Pearl Street Farmers Market

The South Pearl Street Farmers Market will open on Sunday, May 17th! We are so excited to see our loyal patrons and friends.

As we mentioned previously the Colorado Department of Agriculture has declared Farmers Markets critical business and we believe that the less hands touching food the safer it is. We also believe local food supports the local economy, supports our neighbors and nourishes our soul as much as our stomach.

Please check back before attending opening day as the market will look different than the market we know and love and we want to ensure you’re prepared with the all the pertinent details.

In the meantime market boxes will be available and we’ll continue planning for a market of over 100 vendors featuring food, agricultural products, culinary vendors and flowers.

Some things we are doing:
We are closely following guidelines from CDC, Colorado Farmers Market Association, the CSU extension and our local health department to ensure we are operating in a safe environment for our vendors, our patrons and our team.

Here are some things we will be doing to provide a safe environment for all:

  • Defined entrances and exits to monitor the number of people in the market to 2 people per vendor booth.
  • Increased space between booths to allow for social distancing
  • Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer at entrances.
  • We will discontinue music, seating and kids activities until local government officials have told us it is safe to resume.

We will be asking vendors to do the following:

  • Have handwashing stations, sanitizer and gloves for their employees
  • Minimize sampling
  • After handling money or touching your face put on new gloves.
  • All prepared foods must be pre-packaged and taken to go.
  • Discontinue use of cloth tablecloths

What you can do as market goers:

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • If you bring your own bag please pack it yourself, do not hand to vendors to pack and please wash regularly.
  • Please allow vendors to handle their products and hand them to you.
  • Please be efficient with your shopping time.

The Good News: COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness. It is extremely unlikely that someone will catch it through eating. The virus is most likely to cause illness through respiratory transmission, not eating. The routes to be concerned about include being in very close proximity to many people or coming in contact with high touch surfaces.

In the Press

Mentioned on 9 News: read article

Mentioned on Fox 31 Denver: read article

On a picture perfect Sunday morning in September, 2001, the first South Pearl Street Farmers Market was launched. Wanting to create an event that would bring neighbors to the street regularly, the first market was a single day event with just ten vendors.

The day was a rousing success, and today– in its 18th season – the market has grown to 27 weeks, with over 120 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past thirteen years, the market has seen many vendors and has been an incubator for vendor successes. We would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.

The South Pearl Street Farmers Market is one of several markets in the Denver area managed by HobNob events.
events@HobNobevents
303.734.0718

Farmer’s Market Boxes

In light of the current environment, we are adapting to a new normal. We want to support our vendors and our passionate market goers, so we are launching a Farmers Market Box! This is the perfect way to stay safe and eat and support local.

How it Works
  1. Order your items online at rubysmarketdenver.com by NOON on FRIDAY each week.
  2. Swing by on SUNDAYS from 12pm-2pm in the alley of Ruby’s Market Denver, located on South Pearl Street to pick up your box!
  3. Enjoy local food that has passed through fewer hands therefore is safer.

We will continue to add to the menu at rubysmarketdenver.com so please check back often for new vendors and updated offerings (especially produce).

Pick Up Information
  • Pickup on Sunday between 12pm-2pm.
  • Pick up from the alley at 1569 South Pearl Street (between Iowa & Florida), the alley is between S Pearl and S Penn. (see map)
  • We ask all car or bike traffic head North from Iowa.
  • There is an entrance on S Pearl between Leo’s Automotive & our duplex (1569 & 1567) for foot traffic.
Health & Safety

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has declared Farmers Markets critical business and we believe that the less hands touching food the safer it is. We are closely following guidelines from CDC, Colorado Farmers Market Association, the CSU extension and our local health department to ensure we are operating in a safe environment for our vendors, our patrons and our team.

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Special Events

May 17 Opening Day


August 16 Car Show

An impressive showing of vintage / specialty cars will line the 1400 block of South Pearl Street. Be prepared for some old memories to make an appearance as well! To apply contact Jason at Leo’s Automotive: 303.495.4866, JasonFluss@yahoo.com


September 20 Pet Adoption Fair

Please reach out to Sue or Nancy at the Whole Cat and Dog for more information: wholecat@aol.com, 303.871.0443. Pet Adoption Fair application coming soon.


October 25 Chili Cook-Off

Have a favorite Chili recipe? Green/Red/White — bring it on! All entries will be judged onsite with individual tastings offered to Farmers Market patrons. Beer, Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas will also be sold at the Market for this special day only! Application coming soon!


November 1 Halloween Parade

Calling all Goblins/ghouls/fairies (and more) of all ages! There will be a costume parade down the 1400 & 1500 blocks of South Pearl street for all kiddos. The parade will start at the end of the barricades by Kaos Pizzeria.


Last Sunday of Every Month Flea Markets

The Flea Market is designed to be open to selling items such as antiques, collectible, unique items of quality, valuable junque…you get the idea! Flea Market application.

General Information

HobNob Events manages the South Pearl Street Farmers Market. They strive to support and enhance the surrounding community by providing a Farmers Market experience where a great variety of fresh and wholesome products can be found. It is important to support our local community, therefore, all products must be grown, raised, produced or gathered by the vendor in the State of Colorado or in counties bordering the State of Colorado. In the case that a product is unavailable in the state of Colorado but we feel it would be a benefit to the market and the vendors we will evaluate the relationship between the vendor and the producer and make the best decision we can noting that sometimes there are exceptions to the rule.

FAQs
Q: What are the dates, hours and location of the South Pearl Street Farmers Market?

A:1400 + 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street (between Iowa and Arkansas)
Sundays, May 17, 2020 – November 15, 2020
9am–1pm

Q: How do you choose your Farmers Market vendors?

The selection process takes into consideration many factors including product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, grandfathered vendors, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone.

Q: Do you close during inclement weather?

Our market is open rain, snow or shine and all holidays. We will only cancel during EXTREME weather conditions. We ask that you check our Facebook Page and/or your email for weather updates.

Q: What is the Denver Tax Rate?

The Denver Tax Rate is 3.65%

Q: Can I come to your market and pass out flyers to promote my new business/non-profit organization/charity event?

We wish to provide market customers with a relaxing and enjoyable experience where they can stroll through the market and interact with the market vendors. NO solicitors or distribution/marketing of non-approved products are allowed at our markets. This includes signature gathering for petitions and voter sign-up.

Q: I do not sell a product. Can I set up a booth at your market?

Our market focuses on food and food related items. Informational vendors are not accepted into any of the markets.

Q: I’ve seen booths set up at your market for items that are not on your vendor list or you’ve said you don’t allow in the market. Can you explain?

In order to support the community, the merchants on the street and the Merchant/Neighborhood Associations, we allow brick and mortar stores on the market streets to set up booths and sell their goods at the market. Therefore, you may see a few items that are not on our list. We also have a handful of wonderful “grandfathered” vendors that have been at the Market longer than HobNob has been managing it!

Interested in becoming a vendor?

2020 Vendors

Aikopops

Arepas House LLC

Ba-Nom-a-Nom

Baba & Pops/Jeremy Yurek

Baba’s Falafel and Co.

Bavarian Sausage Express

Belli Fiori Lavender

Bespoke Provisions

Biker Jim’s

Bjorn’s Colorado Honey

Blanchard Family Wines

Bloombox Foods

The Bolder Chip Company

Brad B Jammin

The Bread Box

Brown Dog Farm

Bruna’s Brazilian Cheese Bread

Burton’s Maplewood Farm

Cajun mountain girl creations

Calle Mayor Foods

Carboy Winery

Catahoula Catering

COCAC

CocoHut

Cocoprana

Colorado Chili Company

Cooper’s Small Batch

Cowan Farms, LLC

Cream City Market

Crumbles Bakery LLC

DBL BLK

Deninger Distributors

Denver Public Schools Garden of Youth

Denver Urban Gardens/Denver Recycles Master Composter Program

Downslope Distilling

DRAFT Signature Drinks

Ela Family Farms

Emerald Gardens

Euro Crepes

EVOO MARKETPLACE

Five Eggs

FOLIAA

Floppy Hat Farm

Forte Fruits

Fourpoints

Foxtown Farm: Sept/Oct

FSTO

Full Circle CMT

Garza farm

Golden Acre Farm

Golden Roots

Green Belly Foods

Green Giraffe Bar

Guerrero’s Roasted Chile’s

Healthy Hydration

Holy Frijole

The Honey People

Humble Suds

Inner Light Shines

The Juicing Tree

Kettle Head Popcorn

Khala and Co. Zero Waste Provisions

La Montagne Des Saveurs

Ladron Cellars

Lakewood Homestead Collective

Madams Jams

Marsha’s Cookies

masimasa.com

Melrose and Marketing

Mile High Fungi

Mile High Urban Farming

Miller Farms

Minimoos and Kids Too!

Minoru Farm

Moore Comforts

Moringa Infusions

N&NCUISINE

Olde Crone’s Bewitching Bath Soap

Palisade Peach Shack

Palizzi and Son

Pastamore Gourmet Foods

Pasture Provisions Co

Pastures of Plenty Farm

Paz Distributor

Peace of Mind Massage

Pickle People

Picosa Green Sauce

Pierogies Factory

QuizBee Farms

Razor’s Edge

Rebel Bread

Rinaldos’ Paris Bakery

Rocky Mountain Fresh

Rocky Mountain Vinegar Shrubs

Ruby’s Market / The Global Kitchen by R Bazaar

Sabores Colombianos / La Chiva Restaurant

Salerno Foods Sauces

Sara’s Cosmic Cookie Dough

Sarben Health

Sati Cold Brew

Sauci Living

Second Star to the Right

Snow Creek Ranch

Snow Owl Confectioners

Southern Fare

Stoneware by Salazar

Storm Cellar

Styria Bakery II

Susnick Brothers

SustainaButter

Sweet Gold Juice Co

Sweet Viking

Taspens / Green Water

Taste Of Soweto

Three Kings Kombucha

Treats Ltd

Tru Food and Beverage Co

Vicky’s Green Seasoning & Winfield Farms

Wag’s World Orchards

Wagon Wheel Smoke House

Wholly Cow Market

Yerba Cha

Yo Crisps, Yoyoland