You have a right to bear bread! If you have been missing your favorite bread in Utah, this weekend you can catch the Volker’s Bread team at the South Towne Expo Center gun show. Don’t miss your chance to grab all your favorite Volker goodies! :D
Only 8 weeks until you can get all your fresh local goods at the Park City, Utah Farmer’s Market! :D
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We are officially in Spring season, and in most traditions, Spring is often celebrated with elaborate festivals. The ‘Holi’ festival is a Spring tradition in India that dates back thousands of years. Here in Utah, we have the biggest Holi festival in America coming up this weekend which draws huge crowds, there are over 60,000 people expected to attend this event this Saturday and Sunday in Spanish Fork. Any Parkites heading out to Spanish Fork for this? We would love to see your pictures please share them on our Facebook wall after it’s all over. :) #HappySpring #ParkCity #festivalofColorsUSA
Typical in a winter mountain ski town, the ‘colds’ and ‘sniffles’ tend to linger. We stay up late nights on Main St. for last call, followed by early morning wake ups for ‘first chair’. This process when repeated, with not-so-healthy food added to the equation/ lack of proper nutrients, brings a toll to our system. Our immune systems become weak, inner terrain acidic, and thus more susceptible to colds and flu viruses. Therefore, it is important to try to make up for some of the negative things we do to our bodies with good things we can do.
Raw fruit and vegetable ‘juicing’ is one of those important things we can do, especially in our ski town winter environment -where we may not see a lot of fruits and veggies during the winter. Juicing allows you to intake the nutrients of large amounts of vegetables and fruits that we may normally not take the time to take with our busy schedules. For example, when was the last time you ate a dozen carrots in one sitting? With juicing you can intake that amount of nutrients in easy to finish delicious drink.
Juicing does, however, take out the ‘fiber’ in this process which gives you a concentrate of nutrients, versus blending fruits and veggies which retain fiber in the drink. There is nothing wrong with blending vs. juicing, however, the level of nutrients in a blended drink will not be as high. Fiber is important for your body, so if you juice a lot -make sure to keep that in mind. For more info on juicing here’s a link with the benefits described in further detail.
In Park City, you have a few options for getting your RAW juice intake. You can purchase local veggies and fruits from the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays beginning in June. A home juicer can be purchased anywhere from the $80-250 price range. There are a few local places that offer raw juice in Park City. You can go to Fairweather’s and knock out some grocery shopping in the p
rocess. Booster juice also offers wheatgrass shots and other fruit smoothie drinks. And finally, there is a new company called
Garden that will deliver RAW juice to your Park City home or business! If you’re a Parkite and haven’t tried juicing yet, we hope you try it soon!
Happy Hump day! More importantly, happy Farmer’s Market day at The Canyons Resort! Don’t forget to swing by, we are open until 6pm for all your local fresh veggies, fruits, local food and gift vendors! See you there! :D
Got boysenberries? Head down to the Park City Farmer’s Market TODAY from noon till 6pm at The Canyons Resort for best selection of Utah’s finest grown foods. We offer the very best organic, no spray, NON GMO food you can find in this wonderful State!
The Park City Farmer’s Market is in full swing. This is the best time of the year to come out and enjoy the fresh local produce from the efforts of your local Utah Farmers. The Park City Farmer’s Market is making a strong effort to support our local and non-GMO Farmer’s, using all organic and no pesticide spray methods. Please come out and enjoy the market today and invite your friends/family.
Park City was recently named the best town in America by Outside Magazine. We think all the dogs in Park City would agree with that! ;-)
Where are the Healthy & Conscious SuperFoods in Park City, Utah?
So you’re visiting Park City this Summer and you’ve been on a recent health kick. You’ve been juicing veggies and fruits, tried several raw food places, given up eating meats, and even doing some Yoga. You’re thinking ‘ski resort town in the mountains, hiking, biking etc.’ -there must be dozens of healthy conscious places to eat right? Wrong!
Welcome to Park City, Utah. Training ground to many of the world’s top athletes. Unfortunately, when it comes to healthy conscious eating, Park City’s vast array of fine dining lacks heavy. As popular as Vegan places are elsewhere in the country, there still isn’t a single Vegan restaurant on Main St in Park City. Also, there currently aren’t any restaurants in the local area that promote a non-GMO (genetically modified) food menu (if you know of one or one opening soon -please let us know). We often receive messages to our website from people looking for vegan options in Park City, so we thought we’d make this post just for all you health conscious folks visiting Park City this year.
The problem with being Vegan, is that most restaurants don’t understand. They think they can add something to their menu ‘without meat’ and all will be happy. It doesn’t work that way. Most Vegans have made their lifestyle choice for more than just the food itself, they are interested in a better world that doesn’t create unnecessary suffering to all animals. Therefore, many Vegans would rather cook at home, than support a restaurant which is ‘Vegan-friendly’. To a Vegan -a truly ‘Vegan-friendly’ place means they do not serve any dishes with animals on their entire menu. Vegans do not like the thought of their dollars supporting restaurants that also serve meat dishes, and have real concerns regarding cross contamination with the utensils used to prepare their food.
If you’re wanting to eat a non-GMO, 100% Organic, Vegan meal in Park City, you are more than likely purchasing your ingredients from us at the Farmer’s Market each week and preparing them at home! However, if you want to keep your trip as a ‘vacation’ and not have to do the work, there is a great local option. We would recommend hiring Park City’s most health conscious chef, Chef Jason of Park City Medical Center:
If hiring a private chef is too much for you, not to worry, there are a couple places in Park City that serve great Vegan options and juice bars:
Fairweather Natural Foods is Park City’s only locally owned natural food market and café! Fresh pressed organic juices and fruit smoothies are made to order in the café. The store also offers an array of organic, vegan and select gluten-free baked goods, as well as sandwiches, salads, and vegan soups, made fresh daily.
2. Booster Juice Park City
Booster Juice is Park City’s juice and smoothie bar dedicated to providing you the premium smoothie experience. A healthy alternative to fast food! Ask them about their wheatgrass shot specials.
What are your healthy choices for eating locally in Park City? Know of any other Vegan choices we can add to this list? If you hear of something new, please let us know so we can tell the Park City Farmer’s Market community. Thank you and happy eating! :)