The Downtown Farmers Market kicked off last week at Pioneer Park, as floods of visitors take to the booths to enjoy the warm weather and friendly atmosphere.
Offering a diverse selection of local and unique merchandise, you can find just about any kind of locally farmed produce at the Pioneer Park market. From organically grown and freshly picked beats, leeks, spinach, potatoes, lettuce, strawberries and cherries, to local dairy products like butter, yogurt and milk. And for the carnivores, freshly butchered meat from lamb to grass fed beef if available from multiple vendors.
Lost? Confused? Not sure what to buy?
The friendly vendors are more than happy to offer ideas and tips. Be sure to ask for a sample before you buy. Food trucks and food stands also make an appearance at Pioneer Park, with local vendors offering ready-to-eat deliciousness at competitive prices.
The Pioneer Park market offers more than food, though. Arts, crafts, books and even entertainment are all available from local craftspeople, and one of the more unique booths is run by inmates of the Salt Lake City County Jail.
Get there early to beat crowds and heat!
With so much to see and do at the market, it’s a must do activity for the summer. It’s a good reason to get out of the house and see what Utah has to offer locally. Though as idyllic as all this sounds, the summer season is here in full swing, and the park heats up quickly.
The farmers market is open every Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through October 21. The market is located at Pioneer Park, 350 W. 300 S., in downtown Salt Lake. More information can be found at the Farmers Market website.
Additional photos by Allison Hutto