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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Downtown Farmers Market Now Open Tuesday Evenings (SLC: - Oct 12)

Contact: Danica Farley

Downtown Farmers Market: Open Tuesday evenings in Pioneer Park

Salt Lake City –The second season for the Tuesday evening Downtown Harvest Market begins Aug. 2 and continues through Oct. 12, 4 p.m. to dusk in historic Pioneer Park. The Harvest Market is a farm-based marketplace during the most bountiful time of the year.

The Tuesday evening market allows commuters who may not visit the capital city on Saturday for the Downtown Farmers Market, downtown residents and regular market shoppers to purchase produce mid-week, supporting community and locally grown and produced food.

There are over 25 vendors at the Harvest Market including Smith Orchards, Star G Natural Beef, Gold Creek Farms Cheese, Mountainland Apples, City Cakes Bakery, Bangerter Farms, Knight Family Honey and Zoe’s Natural Garden.

“The Tuesday Market is a way for the Downtown Alliance to build on the success of the Saturday morning Farmers Market and to create another venue for fresh and local produce in the heart of the city,” said Kim Angeli, Market Manager. “Our long term goal is to have a year-round Public Market where food producers and food lovers meet. The addition of the Tuesday Market takes us one step closer to bringing that goal to fruition.”

The Saturday Farmers Market has grown to capacity and the Tuesday Market establishes an opportunity for new farmers to sell their produce. The smaller size of the mid-week market allows for easy access, convenient shopping—and there is ample parking near the park.

During the harvest season the Farmers Market will be abundant with berries, cucumbers, eggplant, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, melons, peppers, sweet corn, squash, pumpkin, cabbage, onions, green beans, potatoes and much more.

The Downtown Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org.


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