Farmers’ Markets

Plugging into a local farmer’s market can be key to finding fresh and prime produce in your community. Salt Lake City offers numerous locations to find local and fresh produce. Here is a list of some of the valley’s most popular farmer’s markets. Click here to find a complete listing of all farmer’s markets in the area and other great and local resources.

I will continue to list additional markets throughout the month…

Downtown Farmer’s Market: Located in the heart of SLC at Pioneer Park. Largest farmer’s market in the valley opened Saturday morning from 8-1pm. Find the biggest selection of fresh produce, local arts, crafts, and food stands. Tuesday evening market opening on August 9th and running from 4pm until dusk. Both markets will be available until late October. Check out the downtown alliance calendar of events for more information.

Sugarhouse: Join the Sugarhouse community at Monument Plaza on Friday evenings beginning on July 8th from 4-8pm. Expect to find a smaller but excellent group of local farmer’s. Check out their website for a list of events and venders.

University: If you don’t want to fight the Saturday morning crowds, hop up to the University of Utah on Thursday mornings from 9-2pm for an intellectual vibe and fresh produce. Click here for more information.

Wheeler Farm: Come and see farm animals, walk nature trails, feed ducks, and buy local and fresh produce at Wheeler Farm’s new farmer’s market. Open Sunday mornings from 8-1pm. For more information check out Wasatch Front’s Farmer’s Market

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Trail Running

I love road running, but to be honest there is so much more opportunity for trail running in Utah. My husband, an avid trail runner, has explored just about all the dirt possible for both hiking and running. Although, I could do a post on this technical and freeing sport, he has done just that with an entire blog dedicated to trail running in the Wasatch. This Saturday, he has started, and is hosting, the first ever Pie and Beer Day Fun Run. This 25 miles race, will take place in honor of Utah’s famous Pioneer Day on July 24th. And yes, there will both pie and beer at the END of the race! Come celebrate the festivities with us post race, and/or sign up to be a part of next year’s festivities! Check out his blog Wasatch Runner for all sorts of information on trail running routes, races, and his personnel experience with running in the Wasatch!

Date Night

There are endless options for a summer night out with your loved one here in the Salt Lake valley. Here is a list of a few great options for an evening under the stars.

More events to be added soon! And as always, feel free to submit a link to a summer secret you’ve found here in Salt Lake!

CONCERTS:

  • Red Butte Garden: Come hear popular artists play at this beautiful outside venue at the base of the rolling hills of the Salt Lake Valley. Tickets can be purchased and venues are listed several nights a week throughout the entire summer. Check out thislink for a peak as to what’s in store for the remainder of the summer. For a free night… come sit up on the hills above Red Butte. Bring your picnic basket and bottle of wine for fabulous views and a free night of music.
  • Snowbird: One of the greatest ski and snowboard areas in Salt Lake offers free music every Saturday night during the summer months. Click here to see a list of who is scheduled for this coming month. Another great way to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountain range and a nice cold drink.
  • Deervalley:  Park City’s local ski resort offers both paid and free concert’s during the summer months. Mountain Town Music Community Concert’s are open to the public Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm and most important their FREE!

MOVIES:

  • Red Butte & Park City: The Sundance Film Festival has been playing free screenings for Sundance movies in Park City, Utah for years. This is the first year, Red Butte Gardens has agreed to offer the same screenings on their property. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and bag of popcorn from 9-11pm once a month for a FREE night out! Click here to see a listing of the movies played at both Red Butte and Park City.
  • Capital Hill: Come enjoy a night under the stars at Utah’s State Capital. Movies offered five nights this summer. Click on link to see a schedule of events. Just another FREE way to spend a night outside!