On a picture perfect Sunday morning in September, 2001, the first South Pearl Street Farmers Market was launched. Wanting to create an event that would bring neighbors to the street regularly, the first market was a single day event with just ten vendors.
The day was a rousing success, and today– in its sixteenth season – the market has grown to 27 weeks, with over 100 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past eleven years, the market has seen many vendors and has been an incubator for vendor successes. We would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.