SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Utah’s largest market returns to Pioneer Park supporting local food economy. Downtown Farmers Market opened for the 27th season June 9th.
The market runs every Saturday through October 20th, the Downtown Farmers Market supports local farmers and provides fresh produce to the public.
A project of Urban Food Connections of Utah, seeks to help communities incorporate more local and whole foods into their daily menus while supporting regional farmers and food producers.
“The Market plays a pivotal role in our statewide mission” said Alison Einerson, Executive Director of Urban Food Connections of Utah. “In addition to providing healthy, fresh food to our community, we aim to support local agriculture and growers at all levels throughout the state. The more local produce you buy at our market the more likely it is that farmland will continue to be farmed. We want people to think of the Farmers Market as their primary source for food.”
Farmers and growers anticipate a productive early season with plenty of produce available for the opening day.
Nearly 100 local vendors will have fruits and vegetables, locally raised beef, chicken, pork, honey, baked good, cheeses and other artisanal products.