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Downtown Alliance launches Winter Farmers' Markets this weekend

Published November 15, 2012 9:52 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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 goodsLove Muffins Bakery – Gluten-free baked goodsRed Bicycle Breadworks – Artisan breads using local ingredientsSugarDaddy Sweet Shoppe – Delectable desserts using local ingredientsAsian & Heirlooms – Organically-grown Asian and heirloom vegetablesBlue Spring Farm – Local, organic vegetablesJensen Farms – Apples, pears, and veggiesMololo Greenhouse and Nursery – Variety of local producePaul's Vegetable Farm – Chemical-free produce and free-range eggsPyne Farms - Apples and other tree fruitWyomatoes – Certified-organic greenhouse tomatoes, basil, and cucumbersZoe's Natural Garden – Organically-grown greens and veggiesClifford Family Farm – Pork, chicken, eggs, honey and winter greensAmour Spreads – Artisan jams and marmaladesCheese Bread Mania, LLC. – Gluten-free Brazilian cheesebreadChocolate Conspiracy – Raw artisan chocolate and hot chocolateDessert Bites – Bite-sized and individual-sized treatsLaziz, LLC – Authentic Lebanese hummus and spreadsMillcreek Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oilsYummy Products – Fresh salsa and other yummy productsSugared – Artisan confectionaryTankinz Noodle Mfg, LLC – Fresh pasta in Tuscan and Asian stylesTequenos Factory – Gourmet cheese sticksTerrapin Station Smokin' Co. – Smokehouse products, barbeque sauce, and roasted nutsTree Hugger Foods – European-style granolaBlue Star Juice and Coffee – Fresh-squeezed juice and coffeeChow Truck – Haute Asian CuisineRico's – Authentic MexicanLewis Brothers Food Services – Eclectic street foodSugarBear – Kettlekorn, Roasted Nuts & Chainsaw CarvingsUtah 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 http://www.slcfarmersmarket.org, facebook.com/slcfarmersmarket and twitter.com/SLCWinterMarket.

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