TUESDAY HARVEST FARMERS MARKET OPENS Downtown AUG 6
As harvest season approaches, locals have an additional opportunity to support local farmers.
Salt Lake City (August 5, 2012) – The fifth season for the Tuesday evening Downtown Harvest Market opens Aug. 6 and continues through Oct. 22, 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, as well as supporting community and locally grown food. Commuters, downtown residents and regular market shoppers will find the Tuesday evening markets an alternative to the busy Saturday markets to purchase produce and farm goods with ample parking near the park.
The Harvest Market is comprised of 20-plus hand picked vendors 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.”
Vendor List (subject to change):
Asians and Heirlooms
Cook's Family Farm
Earth First Eco-Farm
Fowers Fruit Ranch
Frazier Family Farm
Laziz Foods (mediterranean spreads)
Love Muffin Bakery (Gluten-Free)
Tagge's Famous Fruit and Produce
Paul's Veggie Farm (eggs too)
Red Bicycle Breadworks
SLC Urban Farms
Sydney and Coles Summer Project
Tequeno's Factory (salsa and tequenos)
Drop In Vendors:
Renewable Comm (grass-fed beef and eggs)
Little Denmark Farm (grass-fed beef)
Pyne Farm (apples)
More Downtown Farmers Market information: www.slcfarmersmarket.org/
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