Park City Farmer’s Market 2021 Grand Opening

Good evening Parkites,

We hope everyone enjoyed their winter! This year, we are excited to be opening a few weeks early. We are ONE WEEK away from this year’s Park City Farmer’s Market Grand Opening, next Wednesday May 19th!

We will be located in the same location as last year, at the Silver King Lot at Park City Mountain. We open at 11am till 5pm.

Masks are not enforced in our outdoor market this year. However, please be kind and mindful of others, keep your safe distances -especially with our elderly, or with those with medical conditions. If anyone needs a mask -please ask any of the Farmer’s Market staff -we have masks on hand and will provide you with a free mask.

Thank You all so much and we look forward to serving you! ❤

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Help the Park City Farmer’s Market Find a Permanent HOME

For the past 20 Years, Volker Ritzinger, owner of the Park City Farmer’s Market -has provided the Park City, Utah locals with fresh Organic, Utah-Grown produce and products.

Each year, the Park City Farmer’s Market has to secure a location to open the market, and quite frankly, it has become more and more difficult over the years. As much as we love our current location, it is an annual agreement that we have to renew each year.

We feel that in order to secure a PARK CITY FARMER’S MARKET for ALL our future generations to enjoy, we need to secure OUR OWN property NOW, before it is too late.

We ALSO feel the no. 1 town in America deserves the no. 1 Farmer’s Market. This GoFundMe would allow us to secure a nice piece of commercial land to build the Farmer’s Market on, and to do it in the way we have always imagined it -with a real Farmer’s Market appeal and vibe.

We would like the new market location close to the main highway, in an area close and accessible to ALL Park City residents.  Thank You for Your Time and Consideration. Please help us attain our goal for Park City, Utah!

Go to Our GoFundMe page here: https://gofund.me/f3678d71

 

Thank You Park City!

Dear Park City,

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been at it for twenty years! We just wanted to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” for your continued support year-after-year. We couldn’t be here or have done it without you! ❤

PS. The 2021 Season starts a few weeks early, in MAY, this year! Exact date will be announced soon. Vendors get your applications in! ❤

 

Park City Farmer’s Market is Going Strong for Another Month!

Hey Park City! Rain or Shine, or Snow -we’re going strong for another month of Wednesday markets, until the last Wednesday of October! (October 28, 2020). We’re following all the safety requirements for social distancing, and we have market bandanas for sale (for cheap) if you forget to bring a facemask. Please support your local farmers! See you next Wednesday in Park City, Utah!

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Park City Farmer’s Market Grand-Opening is on Schedule!

Good afternoon Parkites,

The Department of Agriculture and Food has issued new permit guidelines for farmers markets, stating “Farmers markets are an essential part of our local food systems providing direct sales outlets for farmers and ranchers to access potential consumers who can purchase safe, local produce and other locally produced agricultural products”.

We’re happy to announce that our Grand-Opening date of June 10 is on schedule. Unfortunately, because of the new safety precautions, we will only be allowed to have food vendors. No jewelry or arts/crafts vendors will be allowed at the market this year. We are not sure how long the ban on arts/crafts vendors will last, so we encourage all of our arts/crafts vendors to contact us asap, so we can place your business weblinks / online sources -on our website under a new shopping section. Any previous year arts/crafts vendors interested in this free exposure please contact ParkCityFarmersMarket@Gmail.com, and we are happy to promote you on our website. Thank you all and we look forward to a safe healthy 2020 Park City Farmer’s Market season.  ❤ ❤ ❤

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! ❤

Park City Farmers Market Explosion of Fruits & Veggies

Yes we used the word explosion in our title to describe the selection of amazing fresh local Utah fruits & veggies currently available TODAY at the Park City Farmers Market. Come out and check out all of our amazing and hard working local artists and vendors today! 💞💚💚🌿🙏🌿💚💚💞

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Is it Possible to have Too Much Farmer’s Market Produce? By Laurel Crim-Bartmess

Is it Possible to have Too Much Farmer’s Market Produce?
By Laurel Crim-Bartmess

I found Brother’s Marvin 79, and Nolan 68, one August afternoon in their tiny farm
stand at the Park City Farmer’s Market and since then, eating this summer has been
glorious.

My relationship with the Birt brothers started innocently enough at the end of
my shopping trip that day. Hand’s full, lugging my bounty back to the car I came to a full
stop….. to look just a little bit more. Maybe it was the beauty of their produce that caught
my eye? Those tiny tomatoes and raspberries lined up in pressed cardboard cups, green beans bundled up neatly, and boxes of cucumbers smiling up at me? Or maybe it was two quiet old-timer’s? Both men in red baseball caps, one in baby blue coveralls that no one wears anymore standing in front of their hard work- that caused me to set down my bags of produce in front of their stand and ask myself this “Is it really possible to have too much market produce?”

“These are really good.” said Nolan as he pointed to the Old Fashion cucumbers.
“Take this home and try it.” he said, as he handed me an Armenian cucumber. How could I refuse free food from these two? So there I stood, chatting about farming, popping random varieties of tomatoes into my mouth, knowing I had found my farmers and my farm. They’re quiet, generous, proud men happy to share what they love with the rest of us and it was there that they suggested I try a little orange tomato known aptly by the name Sun Sugar tomatoes that I instantly fell hard for, proclaiming “This it the best thing I have ever tasted!” to Marvin, Nolan and anyone standing nearby.

I’ve since found out that Marvin and Nolan are organic farmers and always have
been. Interestingly enough, they’re organic because their family farm was too poor to afford pesticides when they were introduced and all the rage in the mid 1940’s. The costly price of pesticides resulted in their family continuing to farm just as they always had farmed: seeds, sunshine, soil, water, and hard work. Resulting in what I think is magic and what my daughter refers to as “little bites of heaven.” Cucumbers with skin you don’t need to peel, a host of baby tomatoes that may change your life forever, green beans that make me want to sit all afternoon in a rocking chair snapping off ends into a bowl, raspberries that we finish before we get home and peppers, peppers, peppers.

So no, no it’s not possible this time of year to have too much produce from the Park
City Farmer’s Market, especially when you get to know fifth generation farmers like Marvin and Nolan Birt. A glorious example of my hope for how food is grown, how food should taste and what I had hoped to find while shopping outside this summer in Park City. Below is a simple Farmer’s Market salad that my family and I cannot stop eating. Make, eat as much as possible, enjoy, and repeat. Cheers.

Marvin's Garden Park City Farmer's Market

Cucumber, Corn, and Sun Sugar Tomato Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:
Note: it’s nice to have all three ingredients cut roughly the same size. If the cucumbers are too big, they can overpower the other 2 ingredients.

1 cup diced (the size of corn kernels), unpeeled cucumbers (I use Marvin’s Old Fashion
cucumbers but any will do).

1 cup halved or quartered Sun Sugar tomatoes

1 cup fresh corn kernels

Dressing:

2 t olive oil

2 t balsamic vinegar

Seasoning:

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn. In same bowl drizzle
2 t olive oil and 2 t balsamic vinegar around the glass sides of bowl. Combine
until vegetables are coated with dressing. Season the salad with a generous
pinch of salt and a reserved pinch of pepper. Mix, taste, and adjust seasoning if
necessary. It’s likely that you will need to add more salt a bit at a time until the
flavors of the salad come together.

Marvin's Gardens Park City Farmers Market

Park City Farmer’s Market TODAY Noon Till 6pm!

Don’t miss the Park City Farmer’s Market, today from Noon till 6pm at Canyons Resort parking lot! Lots of great vendors out here, you don’t want to miss this! ❤ 🙂

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