SALT LAKE CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET

salt lake city winter farmers market

January is half over and I finally made it to the winter farmers market over the weekend. Eating seasonally is one of the few sustainable eating habits that actually feel doable for me, so I love seeing what’s in season at the downtown farmers market, even if I don’t exclusively do my produce shopping there.

Given that January feels particularly desolate to me, I was expecting the offerings at the market to reflect that. So I was pretty thrilled to see a decent selection of produce available. The winter farmers market is a fraction the size of the summer one, and that’s being generous. But because it’s smaller and less crowded I feel like it’s easier for me to pick out produce and even get to know the vendors.

salt lake city winter farmers market

As I was making my initial loop, I came up to Rino’s booth. When he saw me eyeing his produce he said, “What’s for dinner tonight? Let’s make a menu!” So now I officially have a crush on Rino. I picked up a bag of Brussels sprouts and he started giving me his favorite, simple way to prepare them. Then he did the same with a bag of beets. As I paid, he even handed me a printout for a recipe of Brussels sprouts with bacon and slivered almonds. I already can’t wait to visit him again at the next market.

salt lake city winter farmers market

At the other end of the market is a mother-daughter team. They were selling gorgeous tricolor carrots and I got to chat a little with the daughter as she weighed them out for me. Cutest pint-sized entrepreneur I’ve ever met.

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And, of course, I couldn’t leave without snagging a bottle of Bitters Lab Aromatic bitters from a fellow Cocktail Clubber.

salt lake city winter farmers market

Between the delicious local produce and the friendly vendors, there’s just nothing like a farmers market visit to start a weekend off right.

 

 

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