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Utah farmers celebrate $16 million in direct sales

First Published Aug 03 2014 03:10PM      Last Updated Aug 03 2014 06:57 pm

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rebecca Ireland with her son Keegan, 15 months, enjoys the bubble-making of Arnold Berg at his Monster Bubbles booth at the Wasatch Front Farmers Market at Wheeler Historic Farm, Sunday, August 3, 2014.

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.



 

 

 

 

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