The Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor Guyleen Castriotta, local farmers and volunteers, will kick off the 12th season of the Broomfield Farmers Market on Tuesday.

The grand opening will be located at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and West 10th Avenue in the heart of Broomfield and will begin at 3:45 p.m.

The market is hoping to return to pre-pandemic operations, welcoming around 1,200 people weekly.

“Starting in 2011, the Broomfield Farmers Market emerged as a community asset in Broomfield,” Dave Carter, a volunteer market manager, said in a release. “We had to severely reduce our operations during the past two years, but (we) are looking forward to once again creating a destination that allows area residents to connect with healthy food and local farmers, and that provides a comfortable gathering space for the local community each Tuesday afternoon.”

All visitors to the market on opening day will receive a free American flag in honor of Flag Day, and Ukrainian flags will be available to shoppers with donations accepted to support efforts in Ukraine.

“Our market is a place where people can come to meet local farmers, find locally grown fresh food, enjoy live music and connect with neighbors,” Father Lyndon Shakespeare, rector at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, said. “We are also dedicated to serving the larger Broomfield community by sharing the financial proceeds of our market.”

Residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive double the value for benefits utilized at the Broomfield Farmers Market, up to $30 per week. Shoppers on WIC assistance are eligible for $10 vouchers each week.

The Broomfield Farmers Market is managed by volunteers and all proceeds are dedicated to community outreach, according to the release.

If anyone is interested in volunteering or wants more information, contact Carter at market@holycomforterchurch.net.

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Sydney McDonald
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