Utah’s 2013 "Eat Local" celebration, designed to increase awareness about eating foods that are made within a 250 miles of your home, kicks off this week.
Saturday » Farm to Street cook-off party featuring area food trucks. Granary Row, 336 W. 700 South; 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission but bring money to purchase food tickets to taste and vote for your favorite.
Sunday » Cooking workshop; Learn to make bread and fresh corn tortillas. Rico Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City; 4 to 7 p.m. $10. Advance registration required.
Sunday » Stone Soup demonstration using local produce. People’s Market, 1000 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City.
Monday » Screenings of "A Changing Harvest" & "GMO OMG!" Brewvies, 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City. Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m.
Tuesday » Quick Pickle Workshop during the Harvest Market at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Purchase market vegetables and then take them to the information booth to turn them into quick refrigerator pickles Jars, supplies and equipment provided free.
Oct. 9 » "Is Food Diversity an Illusion?" Lecture by Phil Howard, 7 p.m. Location to be determined.
Oct. 10 » Celebrate the Bounty, the annual fund-raiser for Local First, takes place at the Union Pacific Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $55 for food; or $65 for food and two complementary adult beverages.
Oct. 11 » Dinner in the Field, featuring food by local caterers, restaurants and farms. Mololo Gardens, 2722 N. 2200 West, Salt Lake City; 6:30 p.m. Tickets $35.
Oct. 12 » Tour Christiansen Farms and enjoy a pot luck lunch. Meet in Salt Lake City for trip to Vernon; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details or to reserve a spot email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 12 » Farm-to-glass cocktail gala, Rico Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance.
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