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Sharing a taste of home: The Beehive State's love affair with Farmers Markets.

Starting in late spring and continuing through to the fall harvest, local farmers markets emerge in nearly every community in Utah. Utahns have their pick of the seasons' best local offerings.

Since its creation in 1992, the national award-winning Downtown Farmers Market (slcfarmersmarket.org) attracts nearly 10,000 visitors each Saturday. With more than 150 food vendors and 80 art and craft vendors, this market has become one of the West's largest farmers markets. The Downtown Farmers Market connects local growers to the public, providing not only fresh produce, but also flora, cheeses, eggs, meats, jellies and more.

The popular, eco-friendly open air market and street festival, Park Silly Market, is located on Historic Main Street in Park City. The market includes activities for kids and families, live music, art, gourmet food, a beer garden, arts and crafts, local produce and more.

Held each Saturday in Provo's Pioneer Park, the Provo Farmers Market brings fresh produce and more to the community. Market shoppers can purchase fresh local, seasonal produce as well as other goodies from local artisans.

The Winter Market at the Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City runs November through April, featuring fresh local produce, grass-fed meats, artisan cheeses and unique packaged foods.

Of interest: farmers markets by area

CACHE COUNTY

Cache Valley (Saturdays) Horseshoe Park, 500 W. 700 S., Logan

Harvest Market (Saturdays) Rockhill Creamery, 536 S. State St., Richmond

Paradise Market (Wednesdays) 9000 S. 100 W., Paradise

DAVIS COUNTY

Bountiful (Thursdays) 100 S. 100 E., Bountiful

Utah Botanical Center (Thursdays) 875 S. 50 W., Kaysville

SALT LAKE COUNTY

Downtown Harvest Market (Tuesdays) Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W., SLC

IRC Farmers Stand (Saturdays) Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, 1234 S. Main, SLC

Millcreek (Fridays) Held in conjunction with Millcreek Movies in the Park

Murray (Fridays and Saturdays) Murray City Park, 200 E. 5200 S., Murray

9th West Farmers Market (Sundays) International Peace Gardens, 900 W. 1000 S., SLC

South Jordan (Saturdays) South Jordan Towne Center, 1600 W. Towne Center Dr., South Jordan

Sugar House (Fridays) Sugarmont Plaza, 2227 S. Highland Dr., SLC

University of Utah (Thursdays) Tanner Plaza, 201 S. 1460 E., SLC

Wasatch Front Farmers Market (Saturdays) Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan

Winter Market-Wasatch Front (1st Sunday of every month) Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 E., Murray

TOOELE COUNTY

Benson Grist Mill (Saturdays) Stansbury Park, 325 SR 138, Tooele

UINTAH COUNTY

Ashley Valley (Saturdays) Old Dinosaur Gardens, 225 E. Main St., Vernal

UTAH COUNTY

Happy Valley (Fridays) Robinson Park, 100 E. Main, American Fork

Hee Haw Farms Market (Fridays) 150 S. 200 W., Pleasant Grove

Lehi Farmers Market & Boutique (Saturdays) 1870 N. State St., Lehi

Pleasant Grove Promenade (Thursdays) Historic Downtown Park, 200 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove

Spanish Fork (Saturdays) 40 S. Main St., Spanish Fork

Thanksgiving Point (Fridays) 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

SUMMIT

L'Oakley Market (Saturdays) 911 W. Center St., Oakley

Park City (Wednesdays) Canyons Resort, Park City

WASATCH COUNTY

Heber Valley (Thursdays) Main Street Park, 250 S. Main, Heber City

WEBER COUNTY

Ogden's 25th Street (Saturdays) Downtown Ogden Municipal Gardens

CENTRAL/SOUTHERN UTAH

Cedar City (Wednesdays) 100 W. Hoover, Cedar City

Moab (Thursdays) Swanny Park, 400 N. 100 W., Moab

St. George (Saturdays) Courtyard at Ancestor Square, St. George Blvd., St. George

Farmers markets normally follow the growing season between June and October, but schedules change. To find the market nearest to you, visit utahsown.utah.gov
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