Big Boost for Sugar House Farmers Market
Aug 04, 2016 01:53PM
● By Bryan Scott
The Market takes place every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. until October 26. –Orlando Rodriguez
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By Orlando Rodriguez | [email protected]
Sugar House, Utah - The sixth edition of the Sugarhouse Farmer’s Market, now located at Fairmont Park on 1040 East Sugarmont Drive, has broadened its horizons and connections. It has done this in order to become a multifarious affair filled with artisans and gastronomical delights. The Market takes place every Wednesday from 5 to 8p.m until October 26, and will implement new features to attract more patrons to the event.
“What’s new about the market is that we have a lot more vendors and that number’s nearly doubled in size,” said Natalie, market manager for the event. She serves as a liaison between the board members and the vendors, and oversees the setup and execution of the events. New and larger sponsors for the market have also contributed in efforts to not only advertise their company but also show interest in local happenings.
Live music sets the tone for the evening, a drummer and a guitarist playing popular songs being all you need. Along with that, a beautifully landscaped park is also the backdrop to explore, which in itself has plenty to offer local residents.
The vendors that lend their products for the market come from in and around the Salt Lake area, including those located right in the heart of Sugar House. The rows of booths on display at the market had a wide range. A woodworker working out his garage presented such handcrafted items as peace sign necklaces to business card holders to bottle openers. Another booth offers unique salsa and dip recipes sure to make you reach for the free ice cream, offered by CenturyLink, the market’s newest sponsor.
Other large companies are on hand to offer their services to visitors of the market. Winder Farms, one of Utah’s oldest food delivery services, dating back to the late 1800s, was present. In coalition with a growing number of local farms, they presented how their fresh produce and dairy products are a frugal and convenient alternative to grocery shopping.
Lest we forget all the fresh, organic produce always available for purchase right then and there.
You could also get a taste of nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee from a brewer located in Sugar House, or even nitrogen-infused ice cream to beat the heat. Homemade African cuisine provided a different experience for the palate. All the opportunities they come by through networking with vendors provide a unique experience for visitors that perhaps have never tried what’s there to offer.
This year’s market also makes way for another ingredient to the mixture.
“One of the new features of the market is that we’ll be adding a beer garden on the last Wednesday of each month starting in August,” said Brad, a board member for the market. The dates have been set for August 27, September 28 and October 26, the last day for this year’s market.
With all these wholesale changes for the better, this year’s Sugarhouse Farmer’s Market is their best yet. It continues its mission to provide a chance for the local community and around the neighborhood to become aware of what the city has to offer that’s different. Not only that, but they promote more environmentally friendly options to the casual consumer of everyday goods. All the while, they remain a fun evening out for the whole family.