Live and Eat in Full Color!
Colorado Fresh Markets (CFM) is the original seasonal fresh food event and local food incubator in Denver featuring an award-winning and colorful mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine for over 20 years. From the beginning, CFM’s unique model and curated fresh product selection represents the best of the Rocky Mountain region and has been widely adopted across the state. Along the way, CFM has worked for the success of hundreds of food producers, start-up food businesses and food-related causes by providing excellent sales and marketing opportunities, offering assistance through the New & Small-Scale Growers program, and supporting local non-profits including Denver Urban Gardens, Colorado Master Gardeners, City Park Alliance, Denver Food Rescue, Stink-Bug-Project, Dandelion Project, Garden Inc. Autism Services and more. Today, CFM continues to provide a viable opportunity for all things grown, raised or made in Colorado to make it to market.
CFM directors are avid fresh food event organizers and community volunteers since 1990. Chris Burke was executive director of the Boulder Farmers Market until 1998 and helped to build that market into a nationally known event. He is a Leadership Boulder alumnus and actively works to support local food issues having served on the Colorado Farmers Market Association as President, Future of Agriculture Committee, original Colorado Proud Board, National Advisory Board for the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Conference and 1909 Public Market at the National Western Center Advisory Committee, to name a few. Michele Burke worked in marketing, fundraising and special events for non-profit organizations. She also served as development director for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and E-Town, the nationally broadcast radio show that combines live performances by top musical artists with social and environmental programming. In 1997, Chris and Michele co-founded Colorado Fresh Markets. For 18 years, they attended area farmers markets with their own Burke Organic Farm products. They grew 70 varieties of tomatoes, basil, greens, arugula, spinach, garlic, sunflowers and more in Boulder, CO.
What Others Say
"They bring lots of high energy and enthusiasm in support of their markets and their vendors which makes attending the markets so exciting and fun."
—Kerstin, Market Shopper