The Market

About the Market

The Ridgway Farmers Market was formed in early 2000 by Jane Bennett. At the market’s first organizational meeting, Larry Cole was elected to chair the steering committee. Other members of the farmer’s market steering committee included CSU Extension Agent Gary Rushing of Norwood, Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce president Garry Chronister, Guy Borden of Borden Farm in Pea Green, and Julie Bursi of Julie’s Orchids in Ridgway.

The original goal/purpose of the Market was stated as being organized for the purpose of encouraging agriculture in Colorado generally and the Western Slope of Colorado in particular, by providing a visible, accessible and inexpensive venue for retail sales of Colorado – produced agricultural products at the Ouray County Fairgrounds. The first Ridgway Farmer’s Market opened Sunday, July 9, 2000 at the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway.   In 2012, the market migrated to the local hub of Ridgway's Hartwell Park where vendors are easily accessible under the glorious shade of the trees!  Now in our 18th year, we are thrilled that the Ridgway-Ouray community continues to embrace our market for another season!


 The Ridgway Farmers Market accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at the market. The market is now set up for EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer.) Any customer wishing to use their EBT card should first visit the Market Manager tent. The Market Manager will then swipe the customer card and issue coupons for use at the Ridgway Farmers Market.

The Ridgway Farmers Market accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at the market. The market is now set up for EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer.) Any customer wishing to use their EBT card should first visit the Market Manager tent. The Market Manager will then swipe the customer card and issue coupons for use at the Ridgway Farmers Market.


Ridgway Farmers Market Board of Directors

Board Chair: Marietta King
Co-Chair: Jan Waggoner
Treasurer: Dave Butts
Secretary: Melissa Newell
Community Members: Katie Graves, Nicole Greene + Amy Eriksen


Our Staff 

Adam Walters, Market Manager
970.316.1389
manager@ridgwayfarmersmarket.com

Stephanie Lauerman, Marketing Director
970.209.6366
press@ridgwayfarmersmarket.com


New Vendor Information

Please click on the links below to download the Market Application and Market Rules:

MARKET APPLICATION

MARKET RULES