Utah Eat Local Blog

It’s Quickle Time! One of the favorite events we host during Eat Local Week is the Quickle! Quickle is short for quick pickle or refrigerator pickle, and isn’t it fun to say? For a refrigerator pickle, vegetables are preserved using a vinegar-based brine. This is not a shelf stable product and should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within…
Emily from Indulge Eats shares why food, especially local food, matters to her, and how the Farmers Market Community has shaped her business. Often, when you buy/eat local, you're supporting a whole network of local producers that work together to create their beautiful products. Find Indulge Eats at the Wheeler Farm Farmers Market, Sugarhouse Farmers Market, and Holladay Village Farmers…
The Eat Local Challenge began with a group of local people interested in expanding their knowledge of the food system in Utah. The question was posed, “Can we legitimately sustain ourselves and our families solely on food grown and raised near Salt Lake City?” Sure, the harvest season is a bountiful expression of fruits and vegetables, but replacing fats, proteins,…
With Eat Local Week on the near horizon, one way we prepare is by gathering a collection of original recipes that highlight local ingredients. The recipe contest is now underway and submissions are due by September 4. To participate, submit an original recipe or revamp a classic using local ingredients. Where possible, note the farm where the ingredients are sourced.…
This is the question for most of you looking to take the challenge all the way to the hardcore level. Here’s my opinion. That first cup of coffee in the morning is like fine poetry to all my senses. I refuse to cut it out. First, my tired hands fumble for that bag in the dark cupboard; then my ears get…
Ever have the thought, where does my food actually come from? Who actually harvested what I am eating? Well during Eat Local Week, you can find out! Eat Local Week starts in a matter of hours, so to help we are referencing local farms you can buy from. Petersen Family Farms Close to all the city action is the setting…
Ahhh...The sound of live music and the smell of fresh air alongside garden-picked vegetables and crafts in vendor stalls nearby. Is that a cow mooing in the background? Welcome to the weekly summer farmers market held at Rockhill Creamery in Richmond, Utah. Rockhill Creamery is a lively, bustling operation now, but did not start out that way. Almost 30 years…
Caputo's Deli is a local treasure. We are lucky to have such a great resource in our community. Their staff is knowledgable and ready to answer questions. They also are proud and avid supporters of high-quality local products. The list of the local products they carry is extensive. Below is just a taste. Visit their website for more information about…
Harmons Grocery is an excellent resource for those of us that like to eat locally and support our local grocery stores at the same time. They have a wide range of local products, including local produce like peaches and pears they donated for our Eat Local Week goodie bags. As well as products like Creminelli, Beehive Cheese, Slideridge Honey Wine…