If you’re like me you’ve been looking for any way to help our small local Denver farms, businesses, and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why I’ve looked to buy from local providers of groceries and pantry staples when getting supplies to cook at home during the coronavirus crazy times.
Here are some of my favorite homegrown companies keeping Coloradans safe and healthy by offering grocery delivery and/or curbside pickup services. Many of the delivery services and providers listed here offer locally-grown or -made produce and products, that they make themselves or source from local companies.
If you have a favorite provider that isn’t on this list, please leave your tips in the comments!
Grocery and produce delivery and/or curbside pickup
Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM) / Farmers market
Union Station farmers market is the only grower’s only market in Denver and now the BCFM will sell local produce and goods all year round!
When to order: Tuesdays starting at 8am – Thursday 12pm.
Pickup: Sunday – Curbside pickup 10am-12pm at Union Station (there is a service charge of $4.99 per order.)
Delivery: Denver delivery comes on Monday mornings and costs $9.99. Delivery available approx. w/in 12 miles of the RiNo warehouse were the orders are processed. (Check the BCFM.org website to make sure they deliver to your zip code.)
When placing an order, just be sure to choose the correct method – “Delivery” or “Pickup”. Each week ordering will be available beginning Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and close Thursdays at 12 noon.
More good news – BCFM have partnered with LOCAL delivery system Bondadosaco who have an electric car fleet to fulfill the delivery orders.
Order at: BCFM.org
I’ve been steadily ordering Altamira Doorstep, a local company serving the Denver area that started a home delivery service in the spring of 2020. They carry lots of pantry staples, including baking supplies. They carry packaged good products from local Colorado and Denver companies.
When to order: Place orders by 5 pm for next day delivery/delivery on your designated day. (Sunday – Thursday)
Delivery: Free deliveries in Denver on orders over $75. Delivery to Denver and surrounding areas (inside the C-470 corridor): Monday – Friday.
The also service Boulder, Lafayette, Superior, Parker, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, and Vail.
Order at Altamira Doorstep
Grown locally from their RiNo aeroponic farm, they grow the most beautiful greens. You can buy in bulk directly from the source.
When to order: Fridays up until 12pm
Pickup: Curbside pickup, Fridays 10am – 2pm
NOTE: Winter months will be a slower growing season, so if no products are listed that week, “it will be a week without greens.” Alternatively, you can find Altius Farm being sold at BCFM and Denver Bazaar.
Order at Altius Farms’ Square page
Ollin Farms @ beast + bottle/Coperta
Starting 8 May 2021, order local produce from Longmont’s Ollin Farms weekly. There is also multiple add ons from other local purveyors, including farm eggs, hand sanitizer, flowers, pickles, and more.
Vegetable Boxes are $30 or
sign up for the season CSA for 21 weeks (CSA currently listed as sold out).
When to order: Tuesday at 11am until Thursday at 5pm
Pickup: Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm, curbside at Coperta.
Order at Coperta
Get curated produce boxes filled with Colorado-grown items, a la cart produce items, meats, and cheeses from local producers and suppliers.
When to order: Place orders by 7pm on Thursdays for the coming weekend of pickups.
Pickup: Saturdays, generally 12-4pm (you choose a pickup slot when you order). There is no fee for curbside pickup at their Larimer Square location, The Farmers Market LSQ.
Delivery: Between 9am – 12pm every Sunday, and delivery is $5 for eligible Denver zip codes.
Order at Denver Bazaar Curbside
Packaged pantry items from local restaurants
- The Uptown restaurant is now selling a number of house-made sauces, fresh pasta, and gelato that are frozen and packaged through “Coperta Pantry.” Online ordering available on their website.