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Thursday, June 11, 2009

SLC Farmers Market Starts Saturday

If you live in the Salt Lake Area, don't forget that the farmers market starts this Saturday! Click Here for more information.

If you live somewhere else, do an internet search to find out where the closest farmers market is to you and when it starts.

There is nothing like farm fresh produce, most of it picked that morning or the day before, picked at the peak of freshness. The less our food and produce has to travel, the better it is on the environment. You are also supporting local farms and their employees.



mike said...

You can find local farmer's markets at http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/

Dale Johnson said...

Suggestions for shopping at the farmers market

1. Take a cooler with a couple of milk jugs of ice. Keep that great produce you buy COLD! until you use it.

2. Don’t go to the farmers market to price shop. Local farmers can’t compete with factory farms on price. You will pay higher prices but you get more for your money. The produce is fresher and tastes better. You help the local economy and improve the environment.

3. Be flexible and build a menu around what the farmers have. Farmers sometimes have recipes for vegetable that you are unfamiliar with. If you go just to buy tomatoes or sweet corn, then you are actually hurting the environment with this special trip.

4. Ask the farmers for seconds. Farmers are sometimes anxious to sell lower quality at a reduced price. Often you can’t tell the difference when using these for cooking.

5. Go to the farmers market on the way to your regular trip to the grocery store. This saves energy and you can buy menu ingredients to supplement what you purchased at the farmers market.

6. Take your children and ask them what they would like to buy. Help them learn about the different fruits and vegetables. Splurge and buy them a pint of strawberries they can eat right there.

7. Encourage your friends and neighbors to go to the farmers market or make it an outing with them.

8. When the farmer is not serving other customers have them to tell you about their farm.

april~living the sweet life said...

I love Farmers Markets. I go to the Provo Farmers Market almost every week. I am hoping to make it up to the Salt Lake City Market some time soon.