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Vail Farmers’ Market kicks off Sunday

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The Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show is a good place to find local art, like photographs of Colorado's prettiest vistas, found at the Matt Inden Photography booth.
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What: Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show.

When: 10 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Takes place every Sunday through Oct. 4.

Where: East Meadown Drive, Vail Village.

More information: Visit http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com.

VAIL — The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show kicks off its 11th summer season with more than 135 vendors of local produce, food and artisans on Sunday. The market runs every Sunday through Oct. 4 on East Meadow Drive.

“It’s an exciting year for the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show. We’ve expanded our vendors and added more variety and selection for patrons to experience and enjoy,” said Angela Mueller, Vail Farmers’ Market executive director. “From the freshest produce, beautiful local artisans, great food and top local music, the Farmers’ Market truly is a celebration of summer in the Vail Valley.”

Jazz at the Market, presented by Vail Jazz, begins Sunday. Market visitors can shop and dine while listening to top jazz musicians perform throughout the summer. The Max Wagner Quartet starts the shows in Solaris Plaza on June 28. For the lineup, visit http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com. Collin Keller and his band Ghost Pepper perform in front of A Secret Garden at Village Inn Plaza for Music at the Market on Sunday and again June 28.



This year the Vail Farmers’ Market welcomes more produce vendors and farmers to offer the finest quality of local fruits, vegetables and meats. The Market goes from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., however locals are welcome to start shopping for produce at 9:30 a.m. to receive the best selection. On Sunday, expect to find farmers selling fresh cherries, tomatoes, summer squash, apricots, cucumbers, peas, arugula, kale, salad mix, onions garlic and new potatoes and more in-season fruits and vegetables; Colorado’s famous peaches will be coming soon.

The Vail Farmers’ Market also showcases local artisans selling unique and beautiful work. New artists this year include: Kabbages and Hugs, Winedown Candle Co., “Eli & Morts Epic Adventures” books and Becca’s Gourmet Goodies.



Bring your appetite on Sunday mornings also. With 40 food vendors, guests can sample the areas best food and enjoy brunch, lunch and wonderful snacks while shopping. New food vendors this year include Ajax Donuts, Main Squeeze Juicery, Cheese Louise Melts, Tortilleria La Esmerelda, Raw in the Rockies, Becca’s Gourmet Goodies and Maya Restaurant.

The Vail Farmers’ Market is a pet-friendly environment. Please bring your own bag and refillable water bottle to the event. Visit http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com for more information.


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