Our journey began in 2015 with 5 small kids in my backyard in Montbello, Colorado. I had them over most weekends and we just hung out, had “man talk” and learned how to grow food and garden. We called ourselves Rebels In The Garden.
Fast forward 5 years to 2020 and these kids are now young men , and my small daughter is now a vibrant and energetic 9 year old. We created this Market initially for us to have a place to sell our produce. We planned on just selling our produce in the front yard like a lemonade stand. As we starting interacting with the community we discovered that there was a need to have a Neighborhood Farmers Market. So we created Rebel Marketplace and it has shown the kids how hard work, time and community can turn into something amazing!
The Rebel Marketplace is unique and we are constantly learning and trying to carve out our place in the world of highly successful Farmers Markets.
I am very proud of my young adults of Rebels In The Garden and I am extremely appreciative for our community vendors and the support and love we receive from y’all!!!
So in short this is who we are. We are Rebels In The Garden and with our community vendors we created Rebel Marketplace!
“To provide the local community an access point for fresh food, producers, local businesses and community activists”.
The Rebel Marketplace was created to be a true neighborhood marketplace run and operated by surrounding community businesses. Most Farmers Markets are not. Many Farmers Markets pull vendors from all of over the state of Colorado, decreasing local business participation and increasing the barrier to entry which can be challenging to smaller operations.
The Rebel Marketplace believes that there is enough talent and businesses in a six mile radius to fully supply and stand up a neighborhood marketplace. By creating a singular, locally run access point for goods and services, we envision a vibrant, cooperative and healthy community.
1. Lower Barrier of entry
2. Provide local neighborhood businesses access to customers
3. Showcasing and exhibiting local artist and businesses to the community
4. Unite the community via commerce and community involvement
5. Assist aspiring gardeners and provide a Market to sell their produce