2019 Park City Farmers Market Sponsorships

Attention Park City area local business,
We hope everyone is enjoying the ski season! We’re busy preparing for another great Farmers Market in 2019. If you’re business needs exposure please read on!
We offer a variety of sponsorship levels to attract more exposure to your business, from banners and signs at our weekly market to affordable web sponsorship’s that increase your own business website exposure and traffic. For almost ten years the market has been very active in promoting our website with thousands of real annual views and visitors. Our website has over 4500 local subscribers that receive email updates.

This year we are promoting our sponsors across our social media audiences and website. If you are looking for targeted views to your Park City, Utah business -then the local Farmers Market has you covered! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2019 please review our sponsorship info online and feel free to send us a message at parkcityfarmersmarket@gmail.com, we’re happy to assist and get your business started!

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Park City Farmer’s Market 2019 Season

Hello Parkites! We hope you’re enjoying all the snow we’re getting. For those of you wondering about the 2019 season applications, they should be available on our website soon -please check back at the beginning of March. Thank You & we look forward to another great Park City Farmer’s Market season! ❤

New Location for 2018 season!

This year the Park City Farmer’s Market will be moving to a new location located by the Silver King Resort parking lot. If you have any questions, please contact Volker the market manager at 435-671-1455. Vendor applications are now available online. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2018! ❤

 

2018 Season Applications Now Available Online!

Applications for the 2018 Park City Farmer’s Market are now available on our website. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATIONS! Thank you for your support. We will announce the new location of the 2018 market as soon as we secure our new contract, thank you for your patience!

~Park City Farmer’s Market

Transforming Your Garden: How To Help The Bees Throughout The Fall

 

Thank you to Christy Erickson for submitting this article, apologize it’s a little late. ❤

Photo via Pixabay by katja

Many people keep their gardens lush and full in the spring and summer but put everything to bed once fall rolls around, unaware that they can have a lovely floral space even when the weather turns cool that will help their local bee population.

Keeping the bees fed and happy will ensure that they keep up their amazing work within our food production system, as bees play a role in about ⅓ of all the foods we eat.
Because these tiny creatures are still so active during fall months, it’s important to give them space to rest, eat, and drink since these can be hard to find when it gets cooler outside. Planting colorful flowers to attract their attention and leaving some green space will work wonders when it comes to helping them stay safe and happy. Read on for tips on how you can create a fall pollinator garden in your own backyard.

Go native

It’s a good idea to plant flowers that are native to your region, so do some research on which ones naturally grow in your state. These will flourish in your climate, and when planted in clusters, will attract local bees and help them feed more efficiently. Avoid modern “hybrid” flowers, which are often lacking in pollen and nectar.

Say no to pesticides

It’s an unfortunate truth that many gardeners are well aware of; pests will hang out around your flowers at just about any time of year, and they can do some damage if you don’t take steps to keep them under control. Pesticides, however, are full of chemicals that can do bees harm; in fact, those chemicals are part of the reason the bee population has dwindled in recent years. Instead, look for natural alternatives, such as a spray made with soap, to keep those bugs from eating up your plants.

Do some research

You may begin by choosing flowers that are native to your area, but it’s important to do some research into which plants are best for the bees. Pagoda dogwood, ninebarks, and hydrangeas are great options for year-round plants, and sunflowers are wonderful additions to a fall garden. Any flower that has a large, broad, flat face is great for bees because it gives them a sturdy place to land and feed. For more info on how best to landscape for fall, check out this article.

Give them a drink
Bees get thirsty too, but stopping for a drink can be hazardous to these tiny creatures. Give them a safe place to do so by setting out a small bowl of water with protruding stones so the bees will have a place to land and drink safely.

Give them shelter

Create a place for your local bees to rest and find protection from the elements by leaving dead tree limbs where they are or planting dense shrubs. While some bees burrow underground, others prefer to nest, so give them a spot to do it in. Read on here for tips on how to build a bee condo.

Leave some green space

Think about planting some evergreens around your home, which will provide shelter for the bees and give them a place to rest. It can be hard for them to find viable food sources in the fall, but it can also be hard to find a spot for protection since many people bundle up their gardens once the weather turns cool. Don’t worry about mulching and leave some open green space instead.

Remember that bees are more interested in the flowers than they are in you. Most won’t bother humans unless they are provoked, so talk to your family about allowing them to go about their business without interference. This will help keep the bee population where you live thriving and growing.