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Utah farmers celebrate $16 million in direct sales

First Published      Last Updated Aug 03 2014 06:57 pm

Utah officials and agricultural vendors kicked off National Farmers Market Week on Sunday at the Wasatch Front Farmers Market at Wheeler Historic Farm.

Sunday's fun included pony rides for kids, a selfie contest and live farm animals along with 130 food and product vendors displaying their goods.

Utah has 45 farmers markets and in 2012, Utahns spent nearly $16 million in direct sales from more than 1,800 Utah farmers and ranchers, according to a state Department of Agriculture and Food news release.