Another outdoor market coming to Bergen Village

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Bergen Village will have two outdoor markets this summer: the annual farmers market on Tuesdays and a new Hummingbird Evergreen Market on Sundays.

Both will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farmers market opens June 3 and will continue through Aug. 26. The hummingbird market opens June 8 and will run through Aug. 24.

This is the 15th year for the farmers market, which is operated by Colorado Outdoor Markets, and it promises to have more food this year.

Loredana Ottoborgo, who runs the markets with her husband, Jay Sharpless, said it will be more focused on food.

“In past years, it was a big mix of food and artisans with non-food items,” Ottoborgo said. “There will still be a couple non-food-related vendors, but most of the vendors will have food. And there will be more food trucks.”

She said several farmers new to the market will be selling their produce, and there will be an organic section. All of the produce is Colorado grown, she said.

The hummingbird market will have a couple of food vendors, but its main focus will be on artisans, and retro and vintage wares. 

Ottoborgo said she was offering two markets because of the popularity of Evergreen’s farmers market. 

“I had so many people requesting to be in the Evergreen famers market that I ran out of space,” she said. “It was a sign that we should establish something for other businesses on another day.”

She likens the Sunday market to a hummingbird because hummingbirds are quick, and you appreciate them when you do see them. At the Sunday market, vendors will change quickly — there one week but not the next, she said.

There will be as many as 50 vendors on Tuesdays and 30 on Sundays. The children’s train will still run on Tuesdays and occasionally on Sundays. A ping-pong table will be set up outside HearthFire Books and Treats for those wanting to participate in a friendly game.

For more information, visit coloradooutdoormarkets.com.