Winter farmers market ends Saturday

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: April 17, 2014 09:06PM
Updated: April 19, 2014 10:23PM
Lennie Mahler | Tribune file photo Patrons browse the Parker Farms Produce booth at the Winter Farmers Market in November 2013. The last winter market of the season is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rio Grande Depot in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City’s winter Downtown Farmers Market will draw to a close Saturday and looks to be ending its first season on a high note.

“It went tremendously well,” said director Alison Einerson. “It exceeded our expectations.

The market, which has been open since November at the Rio Grande Depot, drew about 2,000 to 2,500 people every other Saturday. Sixty vendors sold produce, meat and eggs, honey, jam, bread and cheese, among other things.

Einerson said the expectation is that the Winter Market will return next year. “It’s possible we will expand the hours [of operation],” she said.

Saturday, the market will feature fresh asparagus along with meats and eggs for Easter, Einerson added.

The summer Downtown Farmers Market opens June 14 at Pioneer Park for its 22nd season.

— Christopher Smart