Summer Farmer’s Markets in Italy, Colorado & California

Timbers Resorts Owners know well the pleasures that await the palate when they dip deep into our luxury residence properties' connections:  local produce, fish, meats, and cheeses ... all of these await the cooks who take in nearby local farmers' markets.

From Colorado to Napa Valley, and as far afield as Tuscany, the properties of Timbers Resorts are graced with local farmer's markets that bring the best of the harvest to your table. Here are some of the best of the bunch:

The Sebastian - Vail: Picture piles of summer tomatoes, taut red orbs splashed with gold. Picture a frosty dome of strawberry-pink Italian ice sporting a sprig of mint in emerald-green. Consider the wedge of smoked salmon on its slender wooden slabs. Now you're in Vail at the Farmers' Market and Art Show. It's not just for farmers, of course, but also area jewelers, clothiers, and visual artists. The Sebastian has two booths at this weekly market. Bloom Spa offers mini-treatments from our menu of custom massages. Chef Sergio Howland's culinary team offers Wagyu beef sliders with an array of condiments, as well as refreshing aqua frescas made with fresh fruit.

— When: Sundays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m;  June 17 to September 23
— Where: Meadow Drive

One Steamboat Place: From its days as a riverside ranching hub to now, when you're equally likely to stroll alongside skiers and artists, Steamboat Springs is the kind of northwestern Colorado town that knows its marketplace tradition. Mainstreet Market has been a go-to summer spot for eight years running, with a bountiful selection of local fruits and veggies, meats, cheese, baked goods, arts, and crafts.

When: Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m;  June 9 to September 8
Where: 6th Street and Lincoln Avenue

Dancing Bear Aspen & The Timbers Club: Owners come here for the rugged charm and alpine setting, but they also know that Aspen is serious about celebrating its sense of community. In business for 13 years is the Aspen Saturday Market, an outdoor experience that strictly limits its vendors to in-state sources.

— When: Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m;  June 16 to October 13 (9 a.m. start after Labor Day)
Where: Starts at corner of Galena and Hopkins

The Orchard at The Carneros Inn & Mayacama: It should come as no surprise that the geography now famous for its wine (and olives) should be home to a farmers's market that revels in the riches of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. From practically purple virgin pressings to deep brown and creamy tan mushrooms, the Napa Farmers Market comes replete with vendors of prepared food, natural beauty supplies, and artisanal works, too.

— When: Tuesdays and Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m;  May 1 to October 30
Where: 500 First Street

Castello di Casole: In their most recent form, food markets found in Tuscany are  called mercatali. They're not only good for fresh and local foodstuffs, but farmers here take the time to describe to customers where and how their goods were grown. Mercatale of Sovicille is close to nearby Siena, and it runs monthly throughout the year.

— When: Third Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Where: Piazza Marconi

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