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Visit the monthly craft market this weekend

Stop by the Boulder Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month and shop for locally made artisan goods and local products all in one place. (Eliza Earle – Photo courtesy)

There are many things that make Boulder County farmers markets special.

Our vendors grow and make all their products in Colorado. They sell all their own produce and never resell products from other farmers, ranchers, bakers or chefs. Our artisans are held to the same standards – another thing that makes our markets so special.

While Saturday morning farmers markets are always full of enthusiastic people, where guitars can be heard everywhere and delicious treats are available, one Saturday a month we welcome more than 20 artisans from across the state.

Their unique items include everything from handcrafted personal care products to handmade clothing and accessories, handcrafted jewelry, and more. These craft markets are the perfect place to stock up on toxin-free candles, pick out the perfect gift for a loved one, or treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind piece that will garner compliments all year long.

The artisan markets are held on the second Saturday of the month in Boulder and the fourth Saturday of the month in Longmont, meaning that if you miss one, you don’t have to wait a whole month to see the next one. It also means that if you make your way to 13th Street this Saturday, you’ll stumble upon the Boulder Farmers Market July Artisan Market!

Here’s an overview of what to expect at the craft market this Saturday:

Mineralized deodorant at the Longmont Farmers Market. (Boulder County Farmers Market – photo courtesy)
Mineralized deodorant at the Longmont Farmers Market. (Boulder County Farmers Market – photo courtesy)

personal hygiene

If we use products for our skin, doesn’t it make sense that they are natural and locally made? Our artisans offer a wealth of products that you can feel good about, like body butter from Yellow Wellness and Seven Gram Quarter, soap from Mountain Time Soap, deodorant from Mineralized Deodorant, and herbal products from Helleborus Botanicals.

Jewelry

Add a new piece of jewelry to your collection from a Colorado jeweler—many of them craft their pieces with or are inspired by nature. Check out jewelry with pressed flowers from Czech Out The Rock and unique pieces with dried fruit and mushrooms from Slices of Citrus. Find simple, elegant necklaces and earrings with stones from Dana Birke, Golden Gal and Mercer & Jayne Handcrafted Jewelry. For pressed metal pieces like rings and necklaces, Karen Edge Studio offers a wide variety of options.

Household goods and decoration

Designed for the eco-conscious shopper, Embur candles are hand-poured in Boulder and feature creative scents like “Walk Chamomile In My Shoes.” Make sure your purchase goes beyond your home with a candle from Wild Wax Candle Company, where a percentage of the sale benefits conservation.

Add unique design pieces to your space with concrete decor from Greyscape Studio and House Americana. For a more delicate touch, look no further than ceramic pieces from Heather Kegel Studios and Lynette Case Ceramics. If you need wall art, check out Fauna Flow Art for nature spirit art or Miriam Dubinsky for colorful floral prints that will bring life to your space. Wandering Maranta has plants, macrame, and colorful decor for your indoor garden that will bring your art to life.

DenimWorx at the Boulder Farmers Market. (Boulder County Farmers Market – photo courtesy)
DenimWorx at the Boulder Farmers Market. (Boulder County Farmers Market – photo courtesy)

Clothing

There’s nothing better than getting compliments on your outfit and being able to say that what you’re wearing is handmade, local, and one of a kind. DenimWorx, an artist who upcycles denim clothing to create handcrafted, wearable works of art, will take your wardrobe to the next level. Goddess Gear is your one-stop shop for natural fiber clothing, and Purple Turtle is the go-to for all your tie-dye needs.

If you’re stopping by for a quick look at the market or looking for something specific, craft market weekends are the perfect opportunity to stop by, shop local, and get to know not only your farmer, but your soap maker too!