Perched opposite of Cure Organic Farm on the corner of Valmont Road and N. 75th Street, Munson Farms grows a sprawling sea of zinnias alongside its locally-famous sweet corn fields at 7355 Valmont Road.
The farm’s three-aisle (one, opening to Flatiron views), covered farm stand features a wide variety of produce ranging from peppers and watermelon to peaches and cream, and even has Munson Farms t-shirts behind the cashier stand. The farm stand buzzes daily from 9 AM to 6:30 PM, seven days a week, not unlike a coffee shop at 8 o’clock in the morning.
Built out of a return-to-roots dream that electrical engineer Bob Munson had over forty years ago after moving to Boulder with his wife Marcy, Munson Farms started as a small corn stand on Pearl Street Mall. Sadly, Bob passed away in 2015 at 74, and since then his sons Chris and Mike have run the operation.
The farm’s site currently spotlights sweet corn, peaches and other summer produce, and it plans on having its annual Pumpkin Patch starting September.
When BLDRfly stopped by last Wednesday, it felt like Munson Farms had its own farmer’s market unfolding. The site allows for cars to pull in at either the Valmont Road entrance or the N. 75th Street one, and has a small parking lot to accommodate visitors.
The self-serve flower feature has an experience all its own, as a grandma takes her granddaughter barely taller than the flowers into the fields to pick their own. The cashier stand had a line building up and you could tell most were regulars.
Munson maintains close ties with Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield counties, the area’s largest food bank — a tradition begun by Bob Munson in 1982.
What we love about Munson Farms:
- Its lively fields of flowers, with zinnias of pinks, whites and yellows for $2/3 stems or sunflowers for $1 each
- How its farm stand runs seven days a week from 9 AM to 6:30 PM.
- The farm’s unique history with its origins stemming from an engineer who patented 30 inventions related to microstrip patch antennas and traveled worldwide to speak at conferences in his field.
Header Image: Munson Farms’ farm stand close-up. Image: Tatyana Sharpton.