Other local markets

PG Promenade
The Pleasant Grove Promenade, which boasts itself as more than just a farmers market, focuses not only on produce, but on boutiques, live music and activities for children. In the heart of Pleasant Grove, a city proud of how it treats families, the Promenade brings a sense of community and relaxation.

Fees for vendors at the market are very low in comparison to other local markets; vendors pay between $5 and $15 per day.

The PG Promenade will begin July 1 and continue each Thursday through September 30, from 5-9 p.m. at 200 S. Main St. in Pleasant Grove.

The People’s Farmers Market
The People’s Farmers Market in Salt Lake City is more open to diversity than other local markets and perhaps more aware of and loving toward the community.

The market uses a token program to allow customers to use credit or debit cards and food stamps (or Horizon cards) at each vendor. Tokens that can be spent like cash at each vendor’s station are bought at a central booth. In 2010, the market will match each purchase with a Horizon card; if you buy $5 worth of tokens, the market will give you $5 more to spend on food. Horizon card tokens can only be used on produce or prepared food.

The People’s Farmer’s Market will run each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 24 at the International Peace Gardens, 1000 S. 900 W. in Salt Lake City.

The Downtown Farmer’s Market
The Downtown Farmer’s Market in Salt Lake City is more established than other markets; this will be its eighteenth year. This market is the largest in the state, where arts and crafts booths are all juried and the selection of food is eclectic. The market boasts over eighty arts and crafts booths alone.

Live music, cooking demonstrations and kids’ activities are also available at this market. It draws the largest crowds, however, so if you want to grab the best produce be sure to show up early.

The Downtown Farmer’s Market will continue each Saturday through October 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 300 S. 300 W. in Salt Lake City.

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