The City Market is no longer just a great place to spend Sunday morning. It can add a Top 10 designation to its mantel. Livability.com has named the City Market one of its "10 Amazing Local Farmers Markets."
I'm not sure how a farmers market could be anything but local, but we'll take the recognition. The only other Midwest market to get the nod is the Boulder Farmers Market, which is apparently the "largest and friendliest farmers market in Colorado."
Livability cited the age and size of the City Market in recognizing it as an "amazing local farmers market." The downtown festivals and concerts also won over the anonymous editors at the website, which churns out Top 10 lists with amazing frequency. Kansas City (and Wichita) also earned a nod on the site's Top 10 Surprising Food Cities back in August.
Coming up is the second weekend for the pumpkin patch (weekends through October 31). Pumpkins are available on the east side of the market, in front of the Steamboat Arabia Museum, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And this Saturday is the Harvest Festival, featuring a grape stomp and bowling olympics from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those of you not looking for produce can sift through the odd knickknacks that find their way onto tables at the weekly community hard sale on Sundays (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
The City Market Farmers' Market runs from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
[Image via Beth Partin]