There are certain things guaranteed to lure me into a shop: vintage goods, advertising that indicates a sense of humor and interesting displays. Mary's Market in Hygiene, CO is one such place. What's not to love about a shop that advertises "meats, art and antiques"?
This old-fashioned grocery sports antique market baskets, vintage cases and interesting displays of food and antiques everywhere you look. The food is fresh, much of it organic and gluten-free so you know you're in Boulder county circa 2012, rather than 1912. But the vintage shelving and rustic antiques give the place a friendly small town vibe, the kind of place where you meet your neighbors in the afternoon for chit chat, coffee and pie. Or perhaps a game of checkers over chilli for lunch.
There's so much to see between the organic meats, fresh baked goods, a cookbook rental display, packaged goods that everyone needs and antiques that speak of fun times in the past. Need cake mix, organic chocolate, fresh eggs? How about toy cowboys and Indians? A vintage saddle? An old thead display case? Its here.
There's also books on the history of Hygiene and local area, magazines on biking and cowboys, gardening pamplets and wellness tracts, locally made soaps, aromatherapy oils, jewelry and herbs to soothe your inner spirit. With postcards, maps, biking tools and a deli just inside the front door, this is a fun destination for those cycling around the area.
Mary's Market is the perfect place to get a booster shot of Colorado goodness while ordering that holiday pie. Why not stop by and enjoy a deli lunch while writing a few Christmas cards? Yep, they've got those too.
Mary's Market and Deli is located at
N. 75th Street, Hygiene, CO 80503
(northwest of Longmont, CO)
Hours: M-F 8:00 - 6:00ish Sat. 9-6 Sun. 10-4