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Sugarhouse Farmers Market (SLC: July 9 - Oct 15)


June 21, 2010

The Sugar House Farmers Market is coming to the Monument Plaza

The Sugar House Farmers Market is coming to the Sugar House Monument Plaza, west of the intersection of 2100 South and 1100 East. It will run for fifteen weeks from July 9 to October 15 on Friday nights, 3 pm to dusk.

· The mission of the Sugar House Farmers Market is to create a family-friendly neighborhood farmers & crafts persons’ market, to provide fresh produce, delicious food and unique Utah products with a local Sugar House flair. The organizers hope to bring the Sugar House community together through food and fun, and to provide a new opportunity in Salt Lake City for local growers and food and craft artisans to sell directly to the public.

· The Sugar House Farmers Market is unique in that its conception came from a small group of local community members, business owners and farmers. It is run entirely by volunteer efforts with a board of nine members and a committee of over thirty individuals. The ultimate goal of the market is to revitalize the heart of the Sugar House Business District with a true neighborhood market.

· The Sugar House Farmers Market has worked to attract small urban farms, entrepreneurs in the area of homemade crafts, and food businesses. The goal for the first year is to offer goods from about twenty-five booths. In addition, we will feature several prepared food vendors. Each week one non-profit organization from the Sugar House area will be featured. Booths will be set up on both sides of the side street at 21st South and 11th East (Monument Plaza).

· Sugar House Farmers Market is a licensed charitable organization in the state of Utah and working toward 501(c)3 non-profit status. Fees paid by vendors cover most of the budget, but not all. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Still needed is at least $2000 in small contributions to the market in the next two weeks to help with marketing and to ensure the market remains strong for next year. For questions about sponsorship, contact Chris Carson, (801) 673-5694.

For questions relating to this press release, please contact: Lydia Martinez at (801) 628-4961

Amber McClellan
Staff Assistant
Salt Lake City Council

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