A Utah farmers market is the best place to find fresh produce and local goods you may not find anywhere else in the region. Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Front is awash with exceptional local markets offering all the daily essentials, whether it is seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses, flowers, or crafts. Make it your summer goal to visit as many local markets as possible or part of your weekly routine to visit the nearest market. Here are the best summer farmers markets in and around Salt Lake. (Scroll to the end if you are looking for a quick guide of Wasatch Front markets by day of the week, or Utah’s seasonal produce calendar.)
Salt Lake City
BEST VARIETY & QUALITY
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June through October
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City
The OG Salt Lake farmers market is still Utah’s largest and most prestigious. Be warned, it can get crowded. Arrive early for the best selection and parking. Or even better, take TRAX and walk a few blocks.
BEST FOR FILLING YOUR BIKE BASKET
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
August 1 through 29
Fairmont Park, Salt Lake City
The Sugarhouse Farmers Market is keeping pace with the area’s population boom and growing at breakneck speed. Due to Covid concerns, it is opening later this year. Lots of bike-accessible trails nearby and bike parking on site for the cycling crowd.
BEST FOR SUPPORTING THE REFUGEE COMMUNITY & FINDING UNUSUAL PRODUCE VARIETIES
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June through October
4013 S 700 W, Salt Lake City
The Sunnyvale Farmers Market is sponsored by the New Roots International Rescue Committee. This program enables refugees to celebrate their heritage, nourish themselves, and supplement their income. Discover delightful and unusual produce varieties from around the world in one of our personal favorite (and close-to-our-heart) markets in the Salt Lake Valley.
BEST FOR EARLY WEEKEND SHOPPING
Fridays from 4 p.m. until dusk
June 11 through October 15
Liberty Park, 600 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City
Get a jump on your weekend cooking all through the summer. Shop from local farmers, growers, ranchers, and makers every Friday night under the gorgeous canopied trees of Liberty Park.
Salt Lake County
BEST HISTORIC AMBIANCE
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 23 through October 17
Wheeler Historic Farms. 6351 S. 900 E, Murray
This farmers market gets high marks for historic ambiance and free-farm activities. This county-owned and operating farm claims 75 acres of fields, animals, trails, and parks. Shop for fresh produce and local wares, wander the fields and barns, take a hayride and picnic with your market finds.
BEST FOR A LITTLE PARK-CITY SILLY IN SALT LAKE
11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May through September
Main Street Park City
Everything you love about Park Silly Sunday Market every 3rd Saturday of the month.
BEST SATURDAY MORNING PARTY
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 5 through September 25
11274 S Kestrel Rise Rd., South Jordan
Produce, food trucks, live music, local artists and more every Saturday on SoDa row in Daybreak. It’s a neighborhood party for all ages throughout the summer.
BEST WORKING-FARM MARKET & SUMMER/FALL BUCKET LIST ITEM
Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 PM
1887 4000 W, Riverton
Buy your produce on the ground it was grown. This family farm invites you to shop at the market and then connect with the land. They not only offer a handsome and delicious selection of goods made on site, but also well-loved seasonal celebrations and classes on farm life and animals for children and adults. A hidden gem in Riverton. Everyone should have this spot on their summer or fall bucket list for 2021!
BEST FOR SUPPORTING UTAH FARMERS
Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 30 through October 23
296 East Murray Park Avenue, Salt Lake City
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1p.m.
August 7 through October 16
1600 Towne Center Dr., South Jordan
Utah Farm Bureau owns and operates two farmers markets from July through October at Murray Park and South Jordan. The purpose of these markets is to connect the consumer to the farmer and provide Utah farmers with direct to consumer sales. Because of their unique mission these markets are food-only, meaning they don’t offer space to any crafts, musicians, and clothing. A great way to connect and support local farmers.
BEST FOR ONE-STOP SHOPPING
Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beginning June 3
Jordan Landing at the Plaza
This is your chance to supplement local produce with big-box shopping needs. Get your weekly shopping done and support local farmers and artisans in one place.
BEST SMALL-TOWN VIBE
Thursdays from 3 p.m. to dark
June 10 through October 7
Bountiful Town Square, 100 S. 100 E., Bountiful
Shop for local fresh produce, food and merchandise while enjoying the Bountiful town square and summertime water feature. Even if you don’t live in Bountiful, you’ll get the sense that everyone will shortly know your name.
BEST HORTICULTURAL ADVICE WITH YOUR SHOPPING
Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. or dusk
July 8 through September 16
875 South 50 West, Kaysville
Utah State University (USU), a leader in agricultural education, hosts this farmers market to support local growers, gourmet food producers and artisans. Plus, Botanical Center experts are on hand to give you professional advice on soil, grass, gardens and trees.
BEST MID-WEEK CHILL
Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
May 19 through the end of October
1315 Lowell Ave, Park City (Base of Silver King)
Beat the heat of the valley and head up to the base of Park City Mountain Resort’s Silver King lift every Wednesday. Hands down the best artisans, farmers and vendors in Wasatch County come here every midweek. The atmosphere is super chill and so is the temperature.
BEST WEEKLY STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 6 through September 26 (except August 1, 8, 15)
Park City Main Street
The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly, open-air market and street festival. You’ll find regional produce, gourmet food vendors, arts and crafts, antiques, live music and performance art. It is reminiscent of urban open markets with a mountain, resort-town twist.
BEST THURSDAY NIGHT KICKER
Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
June 10 through August 19
250 S Main St., Heber City
Bring the whole family for the best live music in the Wasatch Back every Thursday night Plenty of food trucks and local produce to fill your belly and stock the pantry for the week. A great excuse (as if you ever needed one!) to head up to Heber on a weeknight.
BEST OF UTAH COUNTY
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 5 through October 30
Pioneer Park, 600 W. Center St, Provo
Utah County’s biggest farmers market boasts booths and variety almost equal to Salt Lake’s. It’s the perfect place to pick up your produce for the week and a fun-filled Saturday activity for families, kids and friends.
BEST WEEKDAY FAIR IN UTAH COUNTY
Orem: Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ends at 8 p.m. starting in October)
Orem City Center Park, 293 E Center St, Orem
Springville: Mondays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ends at 8 p.m. starting in October)
Springville Civic Center, 110 S Main St, Springville
July 7 through October 27
The Carter Family Farm hosts the best of Utah County growers, artisans, food trucks, and live music every Wednesday in Orem and Mondays in Springville. This smaller, privately-owned market is a convenient mid-week option for those who have other weekend plans.
BEST COUNTRY-FAIR ATMOSPHERE
Friday from 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10-5 p.m., Sunday 10-5 p.m.
Memorial Day through October 30
South of Pioneer Crossing on Center (7431 N. 8000 W.), Lehi
Pickup produce and other goods from your favorite vendors amid the country-fair atmosphere of Lehi’s farming community. Kids of all ages will enjoy pony and hay rides, a petting zoo, cosplay shows, food trucks, and a wide variety of artisans and live music with flexible Friday to Sunday hours.
BEST OF WEBER VALLEY
May 22 through September 11
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2562 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Ogden’s summer market is held on Historic 25th Street between Washington Boulevard and Wall Avenue. You’ll find more than 200 artisan, produce, grocery, and food-truck vendors every weekend. The city offers outdoor yoga starting at 9 a.m. each Saturday in the adjacent Municipal Gardens. Don’t pass on the bountiful harvest of Northern Utah’s breadbasket.
Credit Utah Farm Bureau