Last Thursday we attended one of our favorite events, where local farmers and producers ascend on this amazing open house held at the Swaner Eco Center. This year marked the 6th anniversary of the gathering of local food producers from around northern Utah. The event is meant for locals and visitors alike to learn who they are, where our food comes from, and best of all – taste the local goods! The event is always a free open house, and this year they were able to partner with Recycle Utah and EATS Park City to bring even more local sustainable delicious goods. Below you can discover some of the farmers, ranchers, and variety of food producers from around the Wasatch that were on hand to share samples and discuss their operations. In addition, one of our favorites, Savoury Kitchen, was on hand providing hors d’oeuvres for the event.
A big topic of interest this year to visitors of the event was about local CSA’s. CSA Utah describes Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a way for citizens to directly support farming and farmers in their communities. Members purchase a share of a farm’s produce for the growing season. These shareholders pay their money upfront and in return typically receive a weekly delivery of what is in season at their local farm. Reducing transportation costs, having a varied local diet, and positively impacting communities directly are some of the benefits of participating in this process. Such local offerings include places like Copper Moose Farms and Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms.
Many of the vendors that were at the event, and listed below, can be found at The Market at Park City, Park City Farmer’s Market and Park Silly Farmers Market.
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Featuring their own monthly CSA, deluxe gift baskets with farmstead cheeses and handmade jams. Family owned and operated creamery in the heart of Heber Valley. They also feature several other vendors listed below at their store.
Deer Valley Artisan Cheese
Featuring their Cheese Maker Corinne Coniglio