Denver Chicken Coop Tour 2014 Calendar

Buy the calendar and support our Chicken

Swaps. It makes a great holiday gift.



ORDER BEES NOW FOR PICKUP IN LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY.  Apis Hive Company at will deliver bee packages to the parking lot at 370 Kalamath Street, Denver, where the monthly Chicken Swaps take place.  Order through their website.  Also, Lee's Bees will distribute at the same location. 

Write to for prices and ordering details. 

We are pleased to give Colorado bee farmers and local beekeepers a place to distribute and pick up their bees.


Organic Feed
Wine Project
Bees & Honey

Market hours and beekeeping store hours:                         Tuesday 9-3     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


EATING PUMPKINS, local, organic, heirloom. MM LOCAL distributed here. FARMER LEDA giving her girls a taste of her raw goat milk



Ziva Chocolates.  Yumm!

Happy Leaf Kombucha now at the market.            Market owner Irina teaching neighborhood

                                                                      kindergarteners about the Angora rabbits

                                                                      we raise for fiber, manure and friendship.

We have honey from Detroit, where the       Local honey galore, plus unique honeys.     Public interest award we received in April

 city is going back to farms.                                                                                   2013 from the US Green Building Council

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:



Matt Slater brings in many vegetables in season from his nearby farm.  We also purchase other vegetables from local organic farms.

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



Callicrate Beef has many cuts of beef and WAGYU (American Kobe).  It is raised on their ranch at the Kansas-Colorado border and processed on site.  No stressful traveling and no hormones or antibiotics used.  Cattle get both grain and grass for what Mike Callicrate says is the perfect mix for the animals and for the humans.

Homestead Beef is raised north of Boulder by Frank Silva.  No hormones or antib

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.

Turkey Tracks Farm has raw cow milk shares available.

Morning Fresh Dairy milk and their Noosa yogurt is sold here. 

Mini-Moos Dairy has pasteurized goat milk and cheese.

Rockin W cheese


Our eggs are laid by happy chickens in open environments

Wise Acres: pastured

Chicken Tracks Farm: Pastured, soy free

Mini Moos: Duck eggs


Paris Bakery has breads, pies and pastries.  Speak French with owner Rinaldo.



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


Gaby’s frozen soups.  Speak German with Gaby.

Wise Acres has dried soups.


The POMM chocolate made at our market by the Chocolate Girls.

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

Sweet Action is a popular neighborhood ice-cream maker that uses milk from cows that aren’t pumped with antibiotics.

Jack Rabbit Hill biodynamic wine (that means essentially beyond organic)


MM Local canned fruits and vegetables.

Ela Family Farms organic fruits

The Real Dill locally-made dill pickles.

Rocky Mountain Orchards jams


Lily Pad makes soaps with raw cow and goat milk

Sage Thymes has organic heirloom vegetable starts, handmade soaps


Traditions Bakery sells hot empanadas

Gaby sells her soups

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 


Tuesday 9-3

Thu and Fri 1-7

Sat 9-3 (when all the farmers come)

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Last updated: 02/27/14.