Downtown Alliance launches Winter Farmers’ Markets this weekend
Published: November 15, 2012 09:52AM
Updated: November 15, 2012 09:52AM

The Downtown Alliance is launching a series of “Pop-Up” Winter Farmers’ Markets with a local food focus.

These one-day events will be held monthly (November – April) at different downtown locations.

A pop-up concept offers only dates,times and themes in advance, location, and vendor lists are announced just prior.

According to officials, "Market-goers can expect a bustling, urban environment with live music, kids’ activities, guest chefs and seasonal themes."

Vendor list for Saturday November 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Rico Foods Warehouse (545 W. 700 S):
Pierre Country Bakery - Homemade stuffing, pastries, breads and baked goods
Love Muffins Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods
Red Bicycle Breadworks – Artisan breads using local ingredients
SugarDaddy Sweet Shoppe – Delectable desserts using local ingredients
Asian & Heirlooms – Organically-grown Asian and heirloom vegetables
Blue Spring Farm – Local, organic vegetables
Jensen Farms – Apples, pears, and veggies
Mololo Greenhouse and Nursery – Variety of local produce
Paul's Vegetable Farm – Chemical-free produce and free-range eggs
Pyne Farms - Apples and other tree fruit
Wyomatoes – Certified-organic greenhouse tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers
Zoe's Natural Garden – Organically-grown greens and veggies
Clifford Family Farm – Pork, chicken, eggs, honey and winter greens
Amour Spreads – Artisan jams and marmalades
Cheese Bread Mania, LLC. – Gluten-free Brazilian cheesebread
Chocolate Conspiracy – Raw artisan chocolate and hot chocolate
Dessert Bites – Bite-sized and individual-sized treats
Laziz, LLC – Authentic Lebanese hummus and spreads
Millcreek Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oils
Yummy Products – Fresh salsa and other yummy products
Sugared – Artisan confectionary
Tankinz Noodle Mfg, LLC – Fresh pasta in Tuscan and Asian styles
Tequenos Factory – Gourmet cheese sticks
Terrapin Station Smokin' Co. – Smokehouse products, barbeque sauce, and roasted nuts
Tree Hugger Foods – European-style granola
Blue Star Juice and Coffee – Fresh-squeezed juice and coffee
Chow Truck – Haute Asian Cuisine

Rico’s – Authentic Mexican
Lewis Brothers Food Services – Eclectic street food
SugarBear – Kettlekorn, Roasted Nuts & Chainsaw Carvings

Utah State Extension Office Salt Lake – Comprehensive information on home gardening

The Downtown Alliance’s strategy is to use the Pop-Up winter markets to build awareness for a year-round market. The objective is to expand to weekly winter markets by next year, with the ultimate goal of a daily, year-round Public Market in the future.

Spring dates will be announced, as will individual vendor lists and locations, at, and