It’s Farmers Market Season!
Summer is here and along with it are the Salt Lake City area Farmers Markets. June 7th and 8th marked the start of another great summer of Farmers Markets with the Liberty Park Farmers Market on Friday night and the Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The markets ushered in summer with everything from delicious food trucks to fresh heirloom vegetables to artisan dog cookies!
On Saturday, interns from SLCgreen tabled alongside farmers and vendors including Buzzed Coffee, Raclette Machine, Mamachari Kombucha, Volkers Bakery, and many more. Salt Lake City’s Farmers Market are a great way to support local growers; eat fresh, locally grown food; and to learn about sustainability projects in Salt Lake City.
Support Farmers Markets
Salt Lake City supports community-based food production as a means of making fresh, sustainable foods more readily accessible.
The markets accept Supplemental Nutrition Acceptance Program (SNAP) benefits, which helps lower-income residents purchase healthy, local food. To stretch those dollars even more, our local markets also accept Double Up Food Bucks, a program run by the non-profit Utahns Against Hunger to double SNAP benefits spent on fresh produce. Double Up Food Bucks is
Not only do local farmers and community gardens help address food insecurity, they reduce the distance food travels to get to consumers, thereby lowering carbon emissions. Indeed, farmers markets help reduce our carbon footprints, support local businesses, and help us connect with other community members!
Salt Lake City’s Farmers Markets
Check out these fantastic Farmers Markets this summer! Don’t forget to bring your own bag!
The Downtown Farmers Market is one of the most popular summer activities in Salt Lake City. We can attest that last weekend was great fun for everyone from puppies and kids to long-time community members.
As part of the Downtown Farmers Market continuing effort to be zero waste, organizers announced they would no longer provide plastic bags for market-goers. The market encourages attendees to bring their own bags and help make the farmers market a zero waste event!
Get your fresh produce, visit a food truck or two, and learn about sustainability in your community at Pioneer Park every Saturday this summer from 8 am to 2 pm!
Starting August 6th and running through September 24th, the Tuesday Harvest Market will be held at Pioneer Park on Tuesday nights from 4 pm to dusk! The smaller Tuesday night market is a relaxing, scaled back version of the Saturday market!
Enjoy evenings in Liberty Park even more this summer at the Liberty Park Farmers Market. The market started on June 7th and operates every Friday until October 4th from 4pm to dusk.
Be sure to check out the Art in the Park series accompanying the Farmers Market every 3rd Friday.
Starting in July, the Sugar House Farmer’s Market will be back every second Sunday through September from 8:30 am to noon at Fairmont Park. The Sugar House Farmer’s Market’s mission is “to create a family-friendly and educational local market, by providing fresh produce, delicious food, and unique Utah products.”
Don’t miss this gem on the west side! The 9th West Market is your place for crafts, local food, and community engagement. The market opened last weekend and runs every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at the International Peace Gardens (1000 S. 900 W). That market runs through September.
Students, staff, and community members can take advantage of a bountiful harvest market on the East Bench. The University of Utah’s Farmers Market begins on August 22!
Visit us at the SLCgreen Booth
SLCgreen team will be tabling at many of this summer’s farmers markets. Visit the SLCgreen booth and get up-to-date information about curbside waste management, recycling, and composting, as well as details about our Pesticide Free SLC campaign, the Call 2 Haul program, our exciting renewable energy work, and more!