It’s Farmers’ Market Season!
by Emily Seang, SLCgreen intern
There’s no better way to enjoy the summer than to visit a farmers’ market!
All throughout Salt Lake City there are many opportunities to join communities in celebrating locally grown foods. Supporting our farmers’ markets is a great way not only to purchase fresh, healthy fare, but also to support local farmers and the important role they play in our community.
We’ve got good news . . . the season has started and many markets begin this week!
Downtown Farmers Market*
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Jun. 9 – Oct. 20) Click Here for more info.
Historic Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W.
Started in 1992 by the Downtown Alliance, this market has provided a place for a variety of iconic Utah food businesses and vendors to sell their products. There are also food preservation demonstrations, live music, an arts and crafts market, and a “causes” area where you can interact with local non-profits and campaigns. With 200 food vendors and 100 arts and crafts vendors, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Again this year, plastic bags won’t be found at the Market.
Remember to bring your reusable bags, water bottle, and coffee mug every week!
Tuesday Harvest Market
(August 1 – October 17)
Mark you calendars for the Tuesday Harvest Market which begins later in the summer and offers a less crowded opportunity to purchase fresh produce at the peak of produce season.
Tuesdays: 4pm-dusk (Aug. 1 – Oct. 17)
Liberty Park Market*
Fridays 4 p.m. – dusk
June 8 – October 5
East side of Liberty Park (600 E 900 South) GPS Coordinates 40.7457° N, 111.8737° W
This exciting new addition to Liberty Park started in 2017 with the goal of providing fresh produce to the Liberty Wells community. In collaboration with the Liberty Park Market Committee, the market will include 40 to 50 vendors weekly. Come check it out next time you’re on a casual Friday stroll at the park. SNAP is accepted, as well as Double Up Food Bucks beginning August 1st.
Sugar House Farmers Market*
Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (July 11– September 26 )
Fairmont Park, 1040 E Sugarmont Dr.
The market’s mission is “To create a family-friendly and educational local market, by providing fresh produce, delicious food and unique Utah products. We strive to support the Sugar House community and come together through food and fun.” In addition to this fun, the market provides a space for local musicians to perform and engage with the community.
Follow them on Facebook for updates and information about vendors and contests.
9th West Farmers Market*
Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 10th– October
International Peace Gardens, 1000 S. 900 W.
Every Sunday, the 9th West Farmers Market encourages people to join the fun by creating, selling, and buying from local artists and food producers. Local musicians also take the stage to entertain the crowds throughout the day.
Keep an eye out for other events over the summer, like Book Day and Pet Day.
Click here for more information and follow them on Facebook.
Urban Greens Mobile Market*
There’s no limit to where this market can go! Catch this mobile farm stand all throughout the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.
Read more on this Salt Lake City-sponsored program to provide fresh, healthy food to our west side.
Text “MARKET” to 51555 for updates on dates, locations, and produce specials.
University of Utah Farmers’ Market
This gem runs mid-August through early October and is open to students, faculty, administration, and members of the general public.
Follow their Facebook page for updates.
VA Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays: 11am- 2pm (Aug.1- Sept. 5)
VA Medical Center
Picnic area outside Building 8
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
Salt Lake County Markets
There are a ton of other great markets throughout the County.
We hope to see you at one of these markets this summer and fall!
*SNAP/Food stamps accepted
This is so neat! I had no idea there were so many farmer’s markets in the area. I’ll be sure to check them out!