The Sugar House Farmers Market will be back on Monument Plaza for its second season beginning July 8th at 4 pm and run on Friday evenings through mid-October.
This season’s market will feature 49 different vendors in 37 booths, including growers, prepared and packaged food vendors and crafts. There will also be entertainment most weeks from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Organizers are encouraging market goers to make an evening out of the market by having dinner, listening to music and then shopping.
Market Manager Kyle Foote says, “It is the perfect place for people to get together each week and support local growers, food artisans and crafters while visiting with their friends and neighbors.”
A new outreach program at the Sugar House Farmers Market this year is designed to educate children about the food they eat. The Junior Farmers Passport program is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a nutrition lesson. Kids will get a “passport” that will guide them from booth to booth. Growers will talk to the kids about how they grow the food and the best ways to eat it. For each grower the kids meet, they’ll get a sticker. Once the kids fill up their passport, they’ll get a goodie bag to take home.
Another new program launching this season focuses on low-income community members. Utahns Against Hunger recently awarded a grant to the Sugar House Farmers Market so that people will be able to use their food-assistance Horizon cards to shop for local fresh produce. Cardholders will be able to swipe their cards for a selected amount and receive tokens that can be spent at the market.
More information can be found at www.sugarhousefarmersmarket.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarHouseFarmersMarket.