Seedlings coming this weekend May 9, 2015
Artichoke, basil, chard, eggplant, ground cherry, kale, lavender, pepper (hot and sweet), and lots of tomatoes (Amish Paste, Banana Legs, Beefsteak, Black Plum, Black Prince, Black Sea Man, Carbon, Cherokee Chocolate, Cherokee Purple, Cosmonaut Volkov, Green Zebra, Japanese Trifele, Kellogg's Breakfast, Nyagous, Opalka Paste, Orange Banana, Pantano Romanesco, Principe Borghese, Pruden's Purple, Red Brandywine, Rose de Berne, San Marzano, Siletz, Stupice, Weisnichts Ukrainian).

Tomatoes are in large pots. All plants were fertilized this week with organic fertilizer. If you see what you like, buy now and plant later - seedlings have growing room and nutrients so that you can let them grow until you are ready to set them out.  Most seedlings are heirlooms. All plants are grown from organic seed in homemade, organic potting mix, and watered with filtered water. No chemicals of any kind are ever used. No pesticides are ever used. No GMOs, ever.  Sage Thymes Lakewood farm



2015 SPRING CLASSES NOW SCHEDULED.  SEE CLASSES PAGE.  Learn chickenkeeping, beekeeping, worms/vermiculture, permaculture,

restoring wood, goatkeeping, urban homesteading, Angora rabbits


Organic Feed
Wine Project
Bees & Honey



SWEET BEE BOTANICAL's Tanya has soaps, creams, salves.                HONEYBEES AVAILABLE!  A couple dedicated to saving bees

                                                                                                    captures swarms and will sell them to you for a modest

                                                                                                    adoption fee.  Contact Matt and Fern at

                                                                                                    They are not connected with Denver Urban Homesteading

                                                                                                    but are fellow bee-lovers and sustainability promoters.


PRAIRIE WIND BEE SUPPLY will drop  bee packages at the Chicken Swap location, i.e. 370 Kalamath Street, Denver, in the afternoon of April 25. 2015.  Their website is:


Market hours and beekeeping store hours:                        Thursday  1-7     Friday 1-7

Saturday Farmers' Market and beekeeping store hours:  Saturday 9-3





We are now in our fourth year of litigation to get our Facebook page back; so far despite actions in two federal courts/tribunals we have not convinced anyone with authority to even consider the merits of our case to cancel the trademark "urban homesteading".  Read updates here:!/pages/Denver-Urban-Home-steading-Trademark-Issue/148774315190090


COOKIES by Kat and her lovely daughter.  Kat uses the finest ingredients, including local honey

and even maple syrup as sweeteners.



Joanne of THE JELLY JAR has jams! Raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry-chocolate.


DENVER URBAN HOMESTEADING, Local Market (click for video)  is an urban agricultural center near Downtown Denver in a large commercial-industrial building at 200 Santa Fe Drive, on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.  Click here to watch interviews with our local farmers.

Foods we carry:



Wise Acres Farm is just north of Denver and they sell vegetables here in season.


KARMA KALE  has delicious dried kale.

HAPPY LEAF KOMBUCHA brews in Rino and one of their distribution points is at our market.

Fermented sauerkraut, kvass and other good, raw foods from THESE THINGS TAKE TIME



Flying B Bar Ranch is just east of Denver in Strasburg.  Their beef is completely grass-fed and the ranch is certified as Animal Welfare Approved.

Harvest Acres is a small, family-run ranch east of Denver that has pork and goat meat.


Harvest Acres has raw goat and cow milk shares available.

Morning Fresh Dairy milk

Mini-Moos Dairy has pasteurized goat milk and cheese.


Our eggs are laid by happy chickens in open environments

Wise Acres: pastured

Mini Moos: Duck eggs


Styria Bakery has breads of all kinds.


The Jelly Jar has jams: raspberry, blackberry, raspberry-chocolate.



Unlike most supermarket honey and some farmers market honey, we know our local bee farmers and it all comes from them without syrup additives.

We have honey from east of Denver, west of Denver, north of Denver and south of Denver.  We also have unique honeys from Georgia, New York State, Prince Edward Island in Canada, New Zealand and Brazil.



Pappardelli’s Pasta, frozen ravioli and sauces.  Organic pumpkin seed oil from Wisconsin and pecan oil from Louisiana.

Capella’s gluten-free pasta


Wise Acres has dried soups.


Victoria's Chocolates has truffles.

COOKIES sweetened with local honey and maple syrup by NINJA COOKIES

Cows Gone Coconut has non-dairy ice-cream made from coconut milk.


MM Local canned fruits and vegetables.

Ela Family Farms organic fruits

The Real Dill locally-made dill pickles.

Rocky Mountain Orchards jams


Honey-based soaps, creams and salves from SWEET BEE BOTANICALS

Sage Thymes has organic heirloom vegetable starts, handmade soaps

AND BRING YOUR DULL KNIVES to be sharpened by Edgewise Cutlery

Our goal is to promote agricultural activities in the Denver metropolitan area for a variety of reasons.  First, for sustainability, i.e. renewing and preserving our energy and resources.  Second, for growing and raising our own quality food and getting in touch with food sources.  Third, for energy conservation.  Fourth, for fun.  Growing vegetables is fun.  Raising food-producing animals is fun.  Fifth, because a chicken living in your backyard and playing with a child is probably living a happier life than a chicken living on a factory farm.

We are not a big company, we are not a supermarket and we are not part of the industrial-agricultural complex.  If you want local food, quality food, the ability to connect with farmers and neighbors and even get lower prices than supermarkets (yes, we are lower on many items), then c'mon in.

Denver Urban Homesteading is an earth market and part of the DIY (do it yourself) movement.  An earth market contains local producers using environmentally sound and sustainable growing/making methods, preserving the local food culture and helping improve biodiversity.  The producers offer food directly to consumers at reasonable prices.  The marketplace is a social meeting hub and a place where consumers can get education about food-producing practices, nutrition and sustainable agriculture from the producers and from classes offered by the market. 

Urban homesteading classes/Agriculture education

Classes on raising backyard chickens, dairy and fiber goats, vegetable gardening, canning.  


Local Farmers' Market - Now open!

This market is open every Saturday from 9-3 and it sells high-quality, local* foodstuffs.   Come and meet the farmers!  We want to strengthen the bond between farmers and consumers.  We want you to know where your food comes from and who grows or makes it.  Many of these local foods are organic.  We accept Mastercard, Visa and SNAP (food stamps).


Local Fibers/crafts/spinning and knitting

We plan to offer for sale local fibers: wool from sheep, alpaca, llama, goat and rabbit.  We seek donations of old spinning wheels or parts of spinning wheels that we can refurbish.

*Note that "local" varies depending on the product.  Most of our foods come from a 100 mile radius, but some come from greater distances because they are not produced nearby.).

James and Irina Bertini

303 825-0231 but we aren't open every day so we may not get back to you quickly.  Email is best to get ahold of James quickly.

Our Location (click for a map): 200 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 


Thu and Fri 1-7

Sat 9-3 (the day when all the farmers come)

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Last updated: 05/04/15.