First Cheyenne Farmer’s Market Is Saturday
The 2018 Cheyenne Farmer's Market will kick off on Saturday, August 4th from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The market is being held on 15th Street between Carey and O'Neil Avenues.
The market typically features from Wyoming and Colorado offering fruits, vegetables baked goods, jams, jellies, salsa, dairy products, meats, gourmet coffees and a variety of other items.
Former Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Executive Director Shane Smith, who was one of the original founders of the Cheyenne Farmer's Market, offered some advice on shopping at the market in a 2016 interview with Townsquare Media.
Smith advised people who are shopping for high-quality items to get there early before the products have been picked over. On the other hand, if your goal is to get the best possible price, Smith advised doing your shopping later in the day, preferably near closing time. That's because vendors may be willing to mark down prices later in the day to clear the inventory.
He also said it's important to understand that not all produce sold at farmer's markets always comes fresh from the field. That's because some vendors will buy items wholesale like a grocery store does and then set up a booth and jack up the price.
Smith said it's a good idea to ask a few questions, including where the items came from, and in the case of fruits or vegetables, how long ago they were harvested. Tasting free samples when they are offered is always a good idea.
Proceeds from the Farmer's Market go to benefit Community Action of Laramie County.