Summer-Saturday season opens for Farmers Market in Bancroft Park June 6The outdoor Farmers Market will return to Old Colorado City's Bancroft Park Saturday, June 6.
Featuring Colorado growers and food-specialty vendors, the event will be from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The market schedule calls for it to be in the park every Saturday until the end of October. This is the market's 28th year at Bancroft - either on the street or in the park itself.
Also following that schedule will be the Old Colorado City History Center, across the street at 1 S. 24th St., which annually offers 10 or more crafters outside the center on market days. Vendor rental income works as a fundraiser for the volunteer-run center.
Frank Schmidt, president of the Pikes Peak Farmers Market, itself a non-profit organization, predicted a smaller gathering in the park at first, largely because of growers impacted by the unusually heavy rainfall in May. “I know at least one of the peach guys and two farmers won't be there,” he said. “They're fighting all the wet.”
At the height of the season, based on past years in Bancroft, the Farmers Market will have between 40 and 50 tents on Saturdays in the park for vendors and growers.
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