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Kathy Stephenson
Kathy Stephenson has been the food writer at The Tribune since 2000. A Utah native, Stephenson's first job was picking zucchini on her grandparent's Kaysville farm. Every Christmas, Stephenson's neighbors and colleagues look forward to getting a plate of her baklava. Last year, she gave away nearly 300 pieces.

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Farmers markets start today in SLC and W. Jordan

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Looking for some fresh beans, beef or bread for your mid-week dinner? You're in luck. The Downtown Harvest Market and the West Jordan Farmers Market, both open today, Tuesday Aug. 7.

The Downtown market runs from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 South and 300 West, while the West Jordan Market, runs from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Jordan School District parking lot, 7975 S. Redwood Rd. (Across the street from City Hall)

Both markets will be open every Tuesday through October. Customers will find these mid-week events are not as crowded as their Saturday and Sunday counterparts, but they still offer a good selection of fresh, fruits, vegetables and artisan food products.

This year, the Harvest Market at Pioneer Park features two dozen offerings including:

Adam’s Heirlooms - 100% heirloom & antique varieties of fruits & vegetables

Asians & Heirlooms - Organically grown Asian & Heirloom Vegetables

Bangeter Farms – Local produce since 1902

Black Heron Gardens - Rare and exciting heirloom edibles

Chad’s Produce – No spray vegetables and fruit

Chow Truck – Haute Asian cuisine on the go

Dunham Farms – Green River melons

Earth First Eco-Farms – Organic, urban farmer

Fowers Fruit Ranch – 5th generation farm specializing in fruit production

Gervais Farm – Organic produce farm

Grammy’s Produce – Family-owned farm and orchards

Love Muffins Bakery – Gluten-free bakery

Mimi’s Garden – small batch jams, jellies, preserves and syrups

Paisley Farms - All natural, pure-bred Berkshire Pork

Pyne Farms – Family-owned orchard

Red Bicycle Breadworks – Local bakery

Renewable Comm - Naturally raised eggs from pastured chickens

Salsitas Mendoza – Homemade Mexican-style salsa

Thayne and Cari Tagge’s Famous Fruit – Family-owned farm and orchards

The Sugared Plum Bakery – Gourmet bakery with a modern twist to old-fashioned baking

Tom’s Farm – fresh-picked veggies

Utah Beefalo – all natural, grass-fed beefalo (a cross between domestic cattle and American bison)

Weeks Berries – Fresh berries

Wilkerson Farm – Certified-organic produce



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