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Farmers Market season in Bancroft Park runs from June 11 to Oct. 29

      
The Farmers Market in Bancroft Park was a crowded scene on a Saturday in August 2015.
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The 2016 season for the summer-Saturday Farmers Market in Bancroft Park starts June 11 and continues through Oct. 29.
       The schedule calls for the market to be in the park every Saturday during that span - except Sept. 24, when Coronado High School will have its annual Old Colorado City parade that finishes at the park.
       Featuring Colorado vegetable and fruit growers, along with specialty vendors, the weekly food-sales event runs from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
       Mirroring the above dates and time frame 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 serves as a fundraiser for the volunteer-run center.
       Organized by the nonprofit Pikes Peak Farmers Market, the market is in its 29th year - either on the street next to Bancroft or (since 2013) in the park itself.
       By mid-summer, market president Frank Schmidt said there will be as many as 45 vendors (the maximum the space allows), but for the first Saturday he expects fewer than 40.

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(Posted 6/6/16; Business: Events)

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