Nothing says summertime in Colorado like an open air market, especially amid the sun-soaked scenery of Mountain Village Center. Beginning Wednesday, June 14, the pedestrian-friendly Heritage Plaza once again comes alive with white tents, and Colorado-proud vendors as Market on the Plaza returns to Mountain Village.
Now in its seventh year, Market on the Plaza is a vibrant local community market providing an avenue to support regional and local businesses that offer homegrown food and homemade products. The Market runs every Wednesday beginning June 14 through August 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons can, of course, expect the basics: farm produce, including eggs, fruits and vegetables, goat milk and cheeses, jams and marmalades, and garden herbs and oils.
“Summer calls for outdoor community markets, and we invite locals and guests alike to come to Heritage Plaza on Wednesdays to shop and to visit our brick and mortar merchants,” said Bill Kight, director of marketing and business development for the town. “Let’s also not forget about the 18th annual Sunset Concert Series kicking off evenings June 21 in Sunset Plaza on the same day.”
Market on the Plaza will also have less traditional purveyors selling leathers, jewelry, quilts, textiles, handmade soaps, balms and lotions, hand-carved wood items, healing products, custom pet supplies, and kitchen goods, among other items. In addition, the town is partnering with the Wilkinson Public Library to bring more entertainment and programming to Mountain Village Center.