Salt Lake City Farmers Markets 2017
by Maggie McCormick
When you think of summer, what is the first thing you think of? Warm weather, long days, and fresh fruit and vegetables are a few that come to mind. This summer is no exception! We are excited about the many farmers markets that are opening this week here in Salt Lake City.
Some of these markets are familiar summer sights (the Downtown Farmers Market has been around since 1992!), while others are just getting started (welcome Liberty Park Market!)
Opening June 7-11
Fridays: 4pm-dusk (June 9-October 20)
Liberty Park, east side, just north of the pond (Parking: 1300 S. 600 E.)
Saturdays: 8am-2pm (June 10-October 21)
Pioneer Park (350 W. 300 S.)
Saturdays: 12pm-3pm (June 10-October 14)
Sunnyvale Park (4013 S. 700 W.)
Sundays: 10 am-2pm (June 11-October 29)
International Peace Gardens (1000 S. 900 W.)
Wednesdays: 5pm-8pm (June 7-October 25)
Fairmont Park (1040 E Sugarmont Drive)
** Outside of Salt Lake City
At these markets, you will find a wide variety of products including locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, flowers, sauces, spreads, baked goods, etc. Many markets even include music, art, crafts, and other unique products.
Some markets also accept EBT food stamps and Double Up Bucks.
Markets Opening in July and August
Mobile market and farm stand (July 10-October 30)
Various locations throughout the week in the Glendale/Poplar Grove neighborhoods
(Text “MARKET” to 51555 for updates)
Tuesdays: 4pm-dusk (August 9-October 18)
Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street)
University of Utah Farmers Market
Thursdays: 10am-2pm (August 24-October 5)
U of U Tanner Plaza (201 S. 1460 E.)
*VA Farmers Market:
Wednesdays: 11am- 2pm (July 17- September 25)
500 Foothill Dr
(Lawn outside the Canteen, Building 8
Parking: Lot 8 by the Fisher house)
The increasing number of markets is encouraging; making fresh, locally grown produce more accessible to all residents of the City.
Farmers markets create a sense of community and are a great way to support local farms and businesses as well as to shop and eat locally and sustainably.
There’s going to be a lot of great markets this season, we hope you can go out and enjoy them (and don’t forget to bring your reusable bags)!