60+ vendors featuring produce and local food every other Saturday through April

Salt Lake City (November 1, 2016) –The Winter Market at Rio Grande, a project of Urban Food Connections of Utah,  will return to downtown on November 5th at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S Rio Grande St). With more than 60 local vendors (listed at slcfarmersmarket.org) the market is held alternating Saturdays, through April 22, 2017, from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Due to warm autumn weather conditions, an abundant harvest of produce will be available at the market. Shoppers can expect many items suitable for upcoming holiday meals such as squash, onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, and several varieties of greens.

For the first time at Winter Market, fresh locally-raised turkeys will be available for purchase on site. Also available is a wide array of other local and specialty products, including grass-fed meats, specialty cheeses, 100% wild and sustainable seafood, honey, jam, salsa, spreads and more. This diverse range of products includes baked goods and six local natural meat purveyors featuring beef, lamb, pork and eggs.

“The fourth season of the Winter Market at Rio Grande opens with a record number of vendors, ” said market director Alison Einerson. We’re proud to offer the most diverse product mix seen in any previous years, and I am proud to say this is the best place to source locally raised and grown food throughout the winter.”

Many of the products available are unique to the Winter Market; the same is true for non-food products as well. Hosting a Winter Market at the Rio Grande Depot also offers an opportunity to provide additional exposure for the programs and resources found at the Rio Grande Depot, which are overseen by the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. These include the Rio Gallery and The Utah Division of State History. The Statewide Annual exhibit rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; and Painting & Sculpture: a preview of the upcoming show will be on display at the first market.

Vendor List:

Vendor

Abigail’s Oven

Amour Spreads

Asian & Heirlooms

Backyard Urban Garden (B.U.G.) Farms

Big Daddy Hill’s BBQ Sauce, LLC

Bitters Lab

Blue Spring Farm

BlueTree Cattle Company

Bubble & Brown Bakery

Cache Toffee Collection

Canyon Meadows Ranch

Chili Beak

Clifford Family Farm

Cru Kombucha

Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread

Cupcakes by Kasthuri

Drake Family Farms Goat Dairy

Earth First Eco-Farms

EpicureanChefs.com

Fizzbloom

Frisky Fresh Fish

Frody’s Salt & Smoke

Garden Goodies

Garwood’s Ginger Beer

Good Grains Gluten Free Baking Co.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Intermountain Gourmet

Lau Family Farm, llc

Laziz Foods

Mamachari Kombucha

Milk Honey Yogurt

Mountain Town Olive Oil Co

Parker Farms Produce

PJK’s Creamery

Polka Bean

Pyne Farms – Apples

Riley’s Farm Fresh

Rino’s Italian Fresh

Rustic Tomato

Salsa Del Diablo

Salt Lake County Jail Programs Division

SLC Walnuts

Smoke A BILLY BBQ and Grill

Snuck Farm

Solstice Chocolate

Sugared

Sun River Farm

Tagge’s Famous Fruit  and Veggie Farms

Tankinz Noodle Mfg, LLC

Tequenos Factory

The Chocolate Conspiracy

The Old Home Place LLC

Tony Caputo’s Market

Tree Hugger Products

Urban Pioneer Foods

Van Kwartel Flavor Science

Vive Juicery

White Lake Farms

Wilkerson Farm

Winder Farms

Woodyatt Cherry Farm

Yummchi, LLC

Zoe’s Natural Garden

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Contact:
Downtown Alliance
Nick Como
nick@downtownslc.org