Small Town Farmers Market

One of the great things about living in a small town is the sense of community.  One of the places that I feel that the best is at our small town Farmer's Market.

Small Town Famers Market by Finding Joy Around Us

Canon City has their farmers market on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in Veteran's Park.  Florence has their farmers market on Thursday mornings at the same time at Pioneer Park.

Both markets have all sorts of wonderful booths to look at, to taste, and to enjoy.

Wolf at Small Town Famers Market by Finding Joy Around Us

When we came to visit Colorado on our house hunting trip, we stopped by the Florence market as an introduction to the town.  There were all types of yummy treats, crafts, and even a real life wolf.  It was one of the most amazing and beautiful things I had ever seen.  I've talked about how cool the wildlife is here in town, but to see the wolf up close and personal (and safely) was pretty amazing.

If you're more into tame animals, the Canon City market has pony rides that you can take for only $3.00.  That would be a great way to introduce your children to the local horse stables in town and all they have to offer.
Ceramics at Small Town Famers Market by Finding Joy Around Us

If animals aren't your thing, there are lots of crafts to purchase and enjoy.  On my walk through the market this morning, I saw necklaces, earrings, yarn, ceramics, dog tags, and more.  I love to support local businesses, so purchasing a beautiful souvenir of your Colorado trip or introduction to your new home is a great way to meet your new neighbors.

Fruits and Vegetables at Small Town Famers Market by Finding Joy Around Us

And of course, if you're looking for fresh, home grown fruits and vegetables, the farmers market is a great place to purchase the essentials.