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Thursday, August 9, 2012


As harvest season approaches, locals have an additional opportunity to support local farmers.
Salt Lake City (August 6, 2012) – The fourth season for the Tuesday evening Downtown Harvest Market opens Aug. 7 and continues through Oct. 23, 4 p.m. to dusk in historic Pioneer Park.
The smaller size of the mid-week market creates an intimate experience that is easy to access for convenient shopping — supporting community and locally grown food. Commuters, downtown residents and regularmarket shoppers will find the Tuesday evening markets an alternative to thebusy Saturday markets to purchase produce and farm goods with ample parkingnear the park.
The Harvest Market is comprised of 20-plus hand pickedvendors that range from traditional farms and orchards to rare heirlooms  as well as a limited number of artisan food vendors. All of the vendors participate in the SNAP program, which allows vendors to accept food stamps, with the goals to improve accessibility to fresh food for lower and fixed-income consumers, and to increase revenue for farmers and food producers at the Market.
“The Tuesday Market offers farmers an additional opportunity to connect with local shoppers during a time of the year when farms are producing at their height,” said Kim Angeli, Market Manager. “The crowds who attend the Saturday market are drastically different form the Tuesday shopper, who tends to either live or work downtown.”
The full lineup of vendors is as follows:
Adam’s Heirlooms - 100% heirloom & antique varieties of fruits & vegetables
Asians & Heirlooms - Organically grown Asian & Heirloom Vegetables
Bangeter Farms – Local produce since 1902
Black Heron Gardens - Rare and exciting heirloom edibles
Chad’s Produce – No spray vegetables and fruit
Chow Truck – Haute Asian cuisine on the go
Dunham Farms – Green River melons
Earth First Eco-Farms – Organic, urban farmer
Fowers Fruit Ranch – 5th generation farm specializing in fruit production
Gervais Farm – Organic produce farm
Grammy’s Produce – Family-owned farm and orchards
Love Muffins Bakery – Gluten-free bakery
Mimi’s Garden – small batch jams, jellies, preserves and syrups
Paisley Farms - All natural, pure-bred Berkshire Pork
Pyne Farms – Family-owned orchard
Red Bicycle Breadworks – Local bakery
Renewable Comm - Naturally raised eggs from pastured chickens
Salsitas Mendoza – Homemade Mexican-style salsa
Thayne and Cari Tagge’s Famous Fruit – Family-owned farm and orchards
The Sugared Plum Bakery – Gourmet bakery with a modern twist to old-fashioned baking
Tom’s Farm – fresh-picked veggies
Utah Beefalo – all natural, grass-fed beefalo (a cross between domestic cattle and American bison)
Weeks Berries – Fresh berries
Wilkerson Farm – Certified-organic produce

More Downtown Farmers Market information: www.slcfarmersmarket.org/
The Downtown Alliance is 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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