Situated at 9,000 feet elevation, Crested Butte is a small rustic town, southwest of Denver. Like many parts of the state, Crested Butte offers amazing hiking trails and incredible views from levels as high as 12,000 feet.
On a recent visit to Colorado, we stopped by Crested Butte's farmers market, which runs every Sunday between June and October.
While the growing season in Crested Butte is slim, spanning roughly 60 days, the farmers market does offer impressive variety.
A majority of the produce is brought from neighboring towns such as Paonia and Hotchkiss, just ten miles away, where growing conditions are significantly more favorable.
This may be the first time I've seen a smoker.
And it also presented something else that I have not yet seen at the Union Square Greenmarkets: fragrant, sweet and juicy green flesh muskmelons, worthy of a visit in itself.