“Hitting the Market”, Part 1

Farmer’s market veteran, Jeanie Clement, is one of the first eager customers to arrive every week.

“Normally I bring a big huge wagon,” Clement said.

She isn’t just picking up produce.

“We hurry and get everything we need, and then we wander over and get bracelets and necklaces, earrings,” she said.

Downtown’s massive market has transformed over the 30 plus years since its inception. You can find everything from handmade jewelry and more to gourmet food that’s prepared while you watch.
Richard Sparks with the Utah Department of Agriculture says there’s something special about buying locally.

“Here, you’re getting fresh vegetables that were picked even early this morning,” he said. “You can’t get that anywhere else other than the farmers market.”

However, the downtown market isn’t the only “shop” in town. Murray City Park holds a no-nonsense market—exclusively produce. Nothing inedible is allowed.

“It is a little bit smaller, but I think that’s a little bit better,” customer Amy Atchison said. “You can get around it a little bit easier, especially with the little one.”

South Jordan’s market is also food exclusive and draws an impressive number of local growers. Herriman’s festival style market is in its first year.

“It’s been a great start and everybody seems to enjoy it,” said Sylvan Olsen, one of the market’s organizers.

And if you want to get away for the day, you can head up to Park City. The mid-week market is quite selective about which vendors they allow and it attracts locals and tourists alike.

“I have 3 inspectors that I send out to inspect farms so they really only bring what they grow,” said market organizer, Volker Ritzinger.

No matter which market you hit, organizers say buying locally is good for Utah.

“Any time you buy any product locally you’re really helping our local economy,” Sparks said.

Link to Utah’s Own Website: http://www.utahsown.utah.gov/

List of Farmer’s Markets:


Boulder Community Market

Sue Fearon sue@boulderutah.com

Burr Trail Outpost & Grill

Corner of Highway 12 and Burr Trail

Alternate Saturdays May 16 through June

Weekly July through October 2009

The 2009 Boulder Community Market will begin on May 16th with our
annual plant sale & exchange. In addition to plants and produce,

local artisans will participate in the market with unique hand
crafted products.


Bountiful Farmers Market

Mary Carpenter (801) 721-1642

First East and First South above Main Street Bountiful

Thursdays through Oct.

4:00 p.m. to dusk


Downtown Clearfield Farmers Market

Natalee Flynn (801) 525-2790 nflynn@clearfieldcity.org

55 South State Street

July 31, Through September 25, 2009

Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Located along Center Street, North of the City
Building between the North Davis Fire District and the Clearfield Community Center.


Elsinore– Made In Good Taste Farmers Market

Susan St. Pierre ssbuyandexpedite@msn.com

40 W Main St Elsinore, UT 84724

435-893-1777 ( cell)

Farmers Market open outdoors in season, indoors during the winter, featuring baked items, jams (made in the USDA kitchen), crafts, jewelry, and art work.

Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday’s 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1/8 mile East of I-70 exit 31 on Main Street

We take credit and debit cards.


Duchesne Farmers Market

Becca Peatross (435) 650-8175 dfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Sherry Lott (435) 548-2637

Wallace Park 100 West on Main Street

Opens July 24 and then each Saturday through October

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Escalante Farmers Market

Alena Balmforth Cowboybluesutah@aol.com

530 West Main Street Escalante

(435) 826-4577

Market anticipates opening first week of August

Contact Alena if you are an interested grower or crafts person


Heber Valley Farmers Market and Concert in the Park

Chuck and Helen Warren helenmwarren@aol.com

Heber City

(435) 654-4555

June through August

Open 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday’s.

Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


Herriman Farmers Market

Jennifer Olsen jen@herrimanfarmersmarket.com

Every Saturday 9am to 3pm

JULY 25th thru OCTOBER 17th 2009

(801) 793-8800


Kayenta Farmers Market

Sylvia Wasden Sylvia@Kayenta.net

Coyote Gulch Art Village

800 Kayenta Parkway Ivins, UT

Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm


Kane County Gardeners’ Market

Jana Beebe (435) 644-5543 kcgardenersmkt@hotmail.com

78 S 100 E Kanab, Utah

Downtown Kanab on the lawn behind the Travel Council

Saturdays 9 to 11:30 AM

Last Saturday in May thru Mid October 2009


Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market

Lori Matsukawa (801) 544-3089

920 South 50 West Kaysville

Thursday Evenings 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 16th – October 2nd 2009 (no market on July 24)


Roots in Lehi Farmers’ Market

New Farmers’ Market in Lehi

Contact: Cindy Lee Muir at 801-362-6649lehifarmersmarket@gmail.com

or Sheila Powell 801-580-7843

Runs from August 22nd through OCTOBER 17th.

At Olsen’s Nursery 1133 W. 3200 N. Lehi, Utah 84043

Saturday Morning 9:00 AM to Noon or later if needed.

No Market on Labor Day Weekend

New vendors welcome – food related products only


Thanksgiving Point and Farmers Market

Sandy Shupe (801) 407-8157

3003 N Thanksgiving Way The Village Lehi, Utah 84043

2008 Season – Beginning in August each Friday from 3pm – 7pm through the first Saturday in October

Come and browse the weekly Friday Farmers Market at Thanksgiving Point.

Shop a great selection of fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh breads and
other fresh foods, crafts, jewelry, gifts and more!


Lindon Farmers Market

Grant Lund (801) 785-7981

60 N State Street Across from the City Center Lindon

Mid-July through October

Saturdays 8-10 a.m.


Cache Valley Gardeners Market and Bear River kitchen Incubator

Tom Proffitt t.proffitt@comcast.net or

Pioneer Park 100 South 200 East Logan UT 84321-5202

May 9 to Mid October 2009

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Strolling around the gardener’s market the senses are overwhelmed with the smell of fresh brewed coffee. The eyes are delighted with the colors of freshly harvested produce, and the air is filled with the sounds of a jammin’ band. Shoppers will notice fresh cheese, delicate pastries, delectable jams, vibrant pillowcases, fine art, handmade soaps, lawn art, and jewelry all from local artisans. There is something for everyone at the market!



Youth Garden Project Farmer’s Market Manager (435) 259-2326

Swanny City Park Moab

100 W. and Park Drive

(435) 259-6467

Saturdays, 8-noon

May to October


Murray Park Farmers Market

Aurline Boyack aboyack@fbfs.com

Murray City Park 200 East 5200 South Murray

(801) 233-3010

August through October

Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to late afternoon

Sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau


Historic 25th Street Farmers & Art Market

Peter Barrera ogdenfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Downtown Ogden Municipal Gardens

(801) 393-2295

July 18 through October 3, 2009

Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Paradise Market

Suzanne Marychild (435) 245-4687

9000 South 100 West

July 8 through September 23 2009

Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Local produce, live music, handmade clothing, arts, and crafts. We sometimes have free garden and cooking classes. Look for our signs and posters in Paradise, and on bulletin boards in Logan and surrounding areas.


Park City Farmers Market at The Canyons

Volker Ritzinger vritzinger@aol.com

4000 The Canyons Resort Drive Lower (Cabriolet) parking lot Park City

First week of June through fourth week of October

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Jewels Harrison jewels@parksillysundaymarket.com

Historic Main Street in Park City

June 15 to September 28

Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(435) 655-0994



The Pleasant Grove Promenade

Jennifer Wright (801) 380-3179 info@pgbaut.com

Historic Downtown Park (200 North Main)

Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July – September 2009



High Desert Growers’ Farmers’ Market

Ron Patterson ronald.patterson@usu.edu

Price Utah

(435) 636-3235

Price Peace Gardens

NE corner of the Main Street and 100 East

Mid-July to mid-October

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon


Provo Farmers Market

Raquel Callis (801) 542-9382

500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601

Through October

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


Harvest Market at Rockhill

Terrie Wierenga (435) 258-3777 or Pete Schropp (435) 258-1278

563 S. State Street Richmond, UT

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 23 through October 17, 2009

Cache Valley’s newest farmers market (20 minutes north of Logan) features fresh produce, homemade crafts, prepared foods, and live music at the historic Rockhill
Farm, home of Rockhill Creamery, makers of fine farmstead cheeses. New vendors welcome.


Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square

Nicki Richards info@painted-pony.com

Courtyard at Ancestor Square
2 W. St. George Blvd St. George, UT 84770

May through November 2008

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to Noon


People’s Market (International Peace Gardens)

Kyle LaMalfa slcpeoplesmarket@gmail.com

1000 South 900 West Salt Lake City

(801) 359-8559

Mid June through Mid-October 2009

Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Outdoor market in public park

We accept credit cards using token exchange program


Kim Angeli kim@downtownslc.org

379 South 300 West Pioneer Park Salt Lake City

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June through October

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. August through October


Tim Williams (801) 412-3218

3271 South 500 East (Pioneer Craft House) Salt Lake City Utah

July to October

First Tuesday of every month 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (and July 4)


Marie Martin marie.martin@sustainability.utah.edu

Webster’s Lawn (East of Pioneer Theatre)

Thursday’s August 20th to October 8th 2009

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


South Jordan Farmers Market

Aurline Boyack aboyack@fbfs.com

10610 South Redwood Road (1700 West)

(801) 233-3010

August 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009

Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau


Spanish Fork Farmers Market


Kimberly Robinson (801) 804-4530

City Parking Lot, 40 South Main Spanish Fork

August through October

Saturday 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


Spring City Farmers Market

Vicki Allen 435-602-9787

35 West 100 North

Open every Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm

Through September 26th 2009.

Live music


Zion Canyon Farmers Market

Lisa Zumpft (435) 772-0435

1212 Zion Park Blvd. the lawn of the Bit & Spur in

Open Air/Seasonal April 18, 2009-Oct 24, 2009

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am.



Syracuse Farmers Market

Nancy Nakai (801) 825-3633

1891 West 1700 South Syracuse

Last Saturday of July through last Saturday of September

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon


Benson Grist Mill

Marilyn Shields bensonmill@trilobyte.net

Benson Grist Mill Historic Site 325 SR 138 Tooele

September 4 through October 10, 2009

Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Items are also available and patrons can enjoy a free tour of the Historic Benson Grist Mill.

Tooele Farmers Market

(Downtown Market will not be in operation this year, 2009)


Ashley Valley Farmers Market

Cassie Hays (435) 790-1518



Old Dinosaur Gardens on Main Street Vernal, Utah 84078

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 4 through October 10, 2009


West Jordan Farmers Market

Julie Brown, Events Coordinator (801) 569-5119

Veterans Memorial Park

1985 West 7800 South

July 8 – October 21

Tuesdays 3-7:00 p.m.

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