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Fresh produce is plentiful thanks to the bounty of different farmer’s markets taking place almost every day of the week.

Glenwood’s Downtown Farmer’s Market is a great place to gather with friends while scooping up local fare.

1. Aspen Saturday Market
The Aspen Saturday Market, which allows only Colorado-made, -grown and -produced items, is now in its 16th year. Taking place in downtown Aspen on Hunter, Hopkins and Hyman avenues, the market also features live music and entertainment for children, plus a small food court. 8:30AM-3PM through Oct. 11; 9AM-3PM after Labor Day

2. Glenwood Springs Saturday Farmers Market
Held near the corner of Fifteenth Street and Grand Avenue, the Glenwood Springs Saturday Farmers Market is now in its 30th year. Usually featuring two to three farmers each week, the market focuses solely on local food. So, while you won’t find a lot of crafts or bells and whistles, you will find some fantastic local fare. 7:30AM-3:30PM through the end of October (depending on the weather)

3. Basalt Sunday Market
Now in its fifth year, the Basalt Sunday Market features a wide selection of fresh food—including veggies and meat from several local farmers and ranchers, plus artisan cheese, breads, pastas, sauces, coffee, honey and more. Several local prepared-food vendors round out the offerings. In addition to tasty bites, the market also features some local crafts. Each week, there is live music from a local band, a bouncy house for kids and visiting vendors. 10:00AM-2:00PM through Sept. 28

4. Glenwood’s Downtown Farmer’s Market
Held every Tuesday in Centennial Park on Ninth Street between Grand and Cooper avenues, Glenwood’s Downtown Farmer’s Market is now in its 10th year. Founded by eight women volunteers, the market features farmers, ranchers, food vendors, arts, crafts, live music and a local chef who presents a cooking demonstration every week. Come August, be sure to pick up some Olathe sweet corn and Palisade peaches! 4-8PM through Sept. 9, plus an Oktoberfest event on Sept. 27

5. Carbondale Farmer's Market
Taking place on Wednesdays, on the Fourth Street Plaza (on the corner of Fourth and Main streets) in downtown Carbondale, the Carbondale Farmer's Market features live music, fresh produce and local meat, cheese, bread, coffee, pasta, gelato, jewelry, crafts and grab-and-go lunches. 10AM-3PM through Oct. 1