DENVER URBAN HOMESTEADING,
Local Market (click
for video) is an urban agricultural center near
Downtown Denver in a large commercial-industrial building at 200 Santa Fe
Drive, on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.
to watch interviews with our local farmers.
Foods we carry:
Wise Acres Farm
is just north of Denver and they sell vegetables here in season.
Flying B Bar Ranch
is just east of Denver in Strasburg. Their beef is completely grass-fed
and the ranch is certified as Animal Welfare Approved.
is a small, family-run ranch east of Denver that has pork and goat meat.
has raw goat and cow milk shares available.
Turkey Tracks Farm
has raw cow milk shares available.
Morning Fresh Dairy
has pasteurized goat milk and cheese.
Our eggs are laid by happy chickens in open
Chicken Tracks Farm:
Pastured, soy free
Styria Bakery has breads
of all kinds.
Unlike most supermarket honey and some
farmers market honey, we know our local bee farmers and it all comes from
them without syrup additives.
We have honey from east of Denver, west of
Denver, north of Denver and south of Denver. We also have unique honeys
from Georgia, New York State, Prince Edward
Island in Canada, New Zealand and Brazil.
frozen ravioli and sauces. Organic pumpkin seed oil from Wisconsin and
pecan oil from Louisiana.
Wise Acres has dried
Dead Dog Chocolates
chocolate made at our market by the Chocolate Girls.
Cows Gone Coconut
has non-dairy ice-cream made from coconut milk.
is a popular neighborhood ice-cream maker that uses milk from cows that
arenít pumped with antibiotics.
canned fruits and vegetables.
Ela Family Farms
The Real Dill
locally-made dill pickles.
makes soaps with raw cow and goat milk
has organic heirloom vegetable starts, handmade soaps
Our goal is to promote agricultural
activities in the Denver metropolitan area for a variety of reasons. First,
for sustainability, i.e. renewing and preserving our energy and resources.
Second, for growing and raising our own quality food and getting in touch
with food sources. Third,
for energy conservation. Fourth, for fun. Growing vegetables is
fun. Raising food-producing animals is fun. Fifth, because a
chicken living in your backyard and playing with a child is
probably living a happier life than a chicken living on a factory farm.
We are not a big company, we are not a
supermarket and we are not part of the industrial-agricultural complex.
If you want local food, quality food, the ability to connect with farmers
and neighbors and even get lower prices than supermarkets (yes, we are lower
on many items), then c'mon in.
Denver Urban Homesteading is an earth
market and part of the DIY (do it yourself) movement. An earth market contains local producers using environmentally
sound and sustainable growing/making methods, preserving the local food
culture and helping improve biodiversity. The producers offer food directly
to consumers at reasonable prices. The marketplace is a social meeting hub
and a place where consumers can get education about food-producing
practices, nutrition and sustainable agriculture from the producers and from
classes offered by the market.
Urban homesteading classes/Agriculture education
Classes on raising backyard chickens, dairy and fiber goats, vegetable
Local Farmers' Market - Now open!
This market is open every Saturday from 9-3 and it sells high-quality,
local* foodstuffs. Come and meet the farmers! We want to
strengthen the bond between farmers and consumers. We want you to know
where your food comes from and who grows or makes it. Many of these
local foods are organic.
We accept Mastercard, Visa and SNAP (food stamps).
Local Fibers/crafts/spinning and knitting
We plan to offer for sale local fibers: wool from sheep, alpaca, llama, goat
and rabbit. We seek donations of old spinning wheels or parts of
spinning wheels that we can refurbish.
*Note that "local" varies depending on the product. Most of our foods
come from a 100 mile radius, but some come from greater distances because
they are not produced nearby.).
James and Irina Bertini
303 825-0231 but we aren't open every day so
we may not get back to you quickly. Email is best to get ahold of
Our Location (click
for a map): 200 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO
Thu and Fri 1-7
Sat 9-3 (the day when all the farmers come)