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Posted on: June 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Council Sprouts Up At Farmers Market This Summer

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-June 6, 2022-Main Street Steamboat Springs’ annual summer tradition, the Farmers Market, returns this Saturday, June 11, to downtown and Steamboat Springs City Councilors will again host a booth throughout the season. 

“One of the priorities of City Council is to be accessible to our constituents,” said Steamboat Springs City Council President Robin Crossan. “The Farmers Market Booth provides a fantastic opportunity for the community to share their thoughts, insights and what’s important to them directly with us.” 

Starting Saturday, join available council members from 9am to noon to ask a question, say hello or find out what’s going on across the city straight from your elected officials. In addition, the City Manager is often a staple in the booth.

The council booth will be located at the corner of 7th & Yampa, adjacent to the Western Welcome Center. Each week, the Welcome Center will feature up to five non-profit/community groups to build community awareness as well as sample community sentiment on various topics. The City Council booth serves as a civic anchor in the heart of the market for these efforts.

Spearheaded by former councilor Scott Ford, City Council began hosting a booth at the Farmers Market seven years ago to engage with the community. During the season, special guests, like the Fire or Police Chief or department directors, join council as an added way for the community to connect and learn about their city. 

“The council booth has evolved into a popular way for residents to interact with council members in a relaxed atmosphere,” said City Manager Gary Suiter. “I’ve heard from a variety of other municipalities what a great way this is to reach out to residents and something they wished was done in their community.” 

The Farmers Market runs from 9am to 2pm every Saturday from June 11 through September 24 and closes Yampa Street between 6th & 8th Streets including 7th from Lincoln Avenue to Yampa. Most of the 135 vendors are from Steamboat Springs, but several merchants drive in from Palisade or the front range to round out the diverse selection of produce/veggies, meat/seafood, bread/bakery and wide variety of local handmade artisan items and cottage industry products. 

Details and information on the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market can be found at mainstreetsteamboat.com/farmers-market. Free public parking is available at the Rodeo Arena. 

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8240 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970-871-7031 or email

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