Supporting Local Food Producers During the Winter
The winter months bring about a plethora of events and tourists into our state and more specifically our town. While this year hasn’t brought the best ski season, our town is as busy as ever. While it might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of winter, getting fresh produce can be difficult throughout these months. Whether you’re a tourist or a long-time local, here are a few ways to support local food producers during the winter season.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
Consider purchasing a community-supported agriculture (CSA) box. Seasonal CSA boxes are a great way to support local food producers both during each season and year long. Boxes are filled with locally grown produce including in-season fruits and vegetables and can be picked up or delivered to your home depending on the producer. This winter EATS has been getting our CSA box from Zoe’s Natural Garden based in SLC but another of our community partners that provides CSA boxes is Copper Moose Farm.
Winter Farmers Market
Another way to support local farmers is by heading to SLC for the winter farmers market. The winter farmers market is currently being hosted at the Gateway Olympic Legacy Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday until April 23rd, 2022. Make sure to check out their list of vendors which include local veggie, fruit, dairy, and meat producers to name a few of the local goodies you might find. Click here to learn more about their vendors, parking, and COVID protocols.
One of the easiest ways to support local food producers is to follow and keep up with their work on social media. Not only do you get a chance to further get to know where your food is coming from, but you also get to know the folks that are growing your food. It’s also a great way to stay up to date with what produce is in season or coming up. Make sure to check out some of our partners’ social down below:
Supporting local food producers is just as important during the summer as it is in the winter and there are plenty of ways to show your support for them whether in person or online.
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