Colorado farmers markets are deemed essential and are approved to operate given strict pandemic restrictions. We anticipate those restrictions will change as Jefferson County adjusts their position on the COVID-19 dial, but until then – we will proceed under the same set of restrictions as last year’s market.
The 2021 Golden Farmers Market will have the same spacing requirements and limited space as last year, therefore we are still limiting the number of vendors we can accommodate. As the dial changes, we will adjust the number of vendors as much as possible.
With the focus on supporting critical agricultural business for the community (due to pandemic restrictions), priority is given to FOOD vendors:
- Farmers and ranchers selling whole uncut foods;
- Value-added and ready-to-eat foods packaged for consumption off-premises;
- Artisans producing products considered essential (i.e. pet food).
We typically have more essential business applicants than booth spaces. Being an essential business does not guarantee acceptance.
NOTE: At this time and until further notice, we are unable to accommodate vendors that offer services where social distancing cannot be maintained at all times (i.e. massage, acupuncture, face painting, etc.) and artisan vendors (arts, crafts, handmade goods) or any exhibitor booths, as the market is set up for brief commercial transactions only. We still encourage small businesses of ALL types to apply for the 2021 market. If COVID-19 dial adjustments take place, we will adjust our operations and selection criteria accordingly.
NEW for 2021! Vendors may purchase more than one booth space, subject to availability.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021.