Eat Local Week Utah, a community-wide celebration of the harvest and those who labor to produce it, is scheduled from Sept. 9-16. Eat Local Week promotes local agriculture and the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage.
In Kaysville, farm-to-table dinners provide a unique option to experience food at the height of the harvest season.
This year, Eat Local Week has expanded across the state. For example, over 10 restaurants in Moab are offering menu items with at least three locally produced items.
A cornerstone of Eat Local Week is the “Eat Local Challenge,” which challenges people to eat and drink food that is grown or produced within a 250 mile radius of their home for one week. Now in its 10th year, the Eat Local Challenge is an opportunity for Utahns to garner a closer connection to food sources. eatlocalweek.org contains several resources to where to shop for local food, as well as recipe ideas.
Eat Local Week events include the following:
Saturday, September 9: Taste of the Market & Perfectly Wild Produce Contest
Downtown Farmers Market, 8 am-2 pm
Saturday, September 9: Wasatch Community Gardens Annual Tomato Sandwich Party
Grateful Tomato Garden, 11 am-2 pm
Saturday, September 9: Taste of Harmons Rooftop Party
Harmons City Creek, 6-10 pm
Monday, September 11: Free “Food Chains” Film Screening. Proceeds benefit Comunidades Unidas.
Pre-Party at 6 pm (Pago), Screening at 7 pm (Tower Theater)
Tuesday, September 12: Quickle (Quick Pickle) at the Tuesday Farmers Market
Pioneer Park, 4 pm
Tuesday, September 12: Starting and Maintaining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Enterprise
Youth Garden Project, Moab, 1-5 pm
Wednesday, September 13: Free “Food Chains” Film Screening in Spanish, followed by panel discussion with Jorge Fierro of Rico Brand
Sorenson Unity Center, 855 W California Ave, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, September 13: Taste of the Sugar House Farmers Market
Fairmont Park, 5 pm
Thursday, September 14: Farm to Table Dinner
USU Botanical Center, Kaysville, 6-7 pm
Friday, September 15: Taste of the Liberty Park Farmers Market
Liberty Park, 4 pm
Saturday, September 16: Fermentation Festival at the Downtown Farmers Market sponsored by Catalyst Magazine
Pioneer Park, 9 am-1pm
Eat Local Week is a partnership between the Downtown Farmers Market, Urban Food Connections of Utah, Wasatch Community Gardens, and Slow Food Utah.