Aspen Saturday Farmer’s Market

It’s still dark out when we pull into Aspen and park our trailer at our usual spot on Galena Street, just around the corner from Hopkins Avenue. The air is crisp as the sun starts to peak over Aspen Mountain, revealing a breathtaking backdrop for the day ahead. The smell of baked goods permeates through the air as more vendors trickle in to set the stage for the weekly Aspen Saturday Farmer’s Market. 

We unload our inventory, and our 10-by-10 tent quickly comes to life with bohemian-styled tables lined with one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Come 8 a.m., the street in downtown Aspen is a melting pot of locals, celebrities, and travelers perusing booths selling fresh produce, clothing, artwork, and more. There is a lightness in the air. Summer is here, and there’s no place we’d rather be.

We spend the entire year designing new pieces for our special summers at the Aspen Farmer’s Market, which runs from the second week of June through October, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ve been doing it for 16 years and it’s been integral to our success as a business. It’s inspired us to keep creating and experimenting with new designs, and it’s connected us to some of our most loyal clients from around the world. 

The shopping experience at a farmer’s market has a quaintness, old-world charm to it that we’ve grown to love. In a society so fast-paced and technology-dependent, we look forward to connecting with the families who return to the market year after year. We enjoy getting to know our clients and learning about their style, so we can help them pick out the perfect piece of Taylor and Tessier jewelry for themselves or a loved one. 

Last year, the Aspen Farmer’s Market was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Little did we know, it would be the recharge period we needed to refuel our creative juices and come back to our roots as local jewelry designers.  

That means we have a lot in store for this summer’s market. Each week, in addition to selling our most popular classic pieces, we will be releasing pieces from our new line. Our clients can expect to see more leathers, brass, turquoise, and other pops of color; a balance of rustic and feminine; a mix of bold and delicate. We will also have a new team member in our tent—our precious 15-month-old son named Theo. 

After a year unlike any other, we are feeling more vibrant than ever. We can’t wait to connect with our clients in person again every Saturday at the Aspen Farmer’s Market.