The third annual Summit County Community Market starts up this Tuesday.
The farmers market will run for the next three Tuesdays, August 20th, 27th and September 3rd from noon to 4:00 pm. The market takes place in the southern part of the Park City Hospital parking lot.
Summit County Health Department PIO Derek Siddoway explains what makes the market unique.
“So, we’re the only farmers market in Summit County that accepts SNAP EBT cards and we also have a great program called the double food dollars program,” Siddoway explained. “So, if they spend up to $20, they’ll get an additional $20 in produce as well. That’s been a focus since we’ve started the market, is being able to provide fresh produce to those families and individuals who are on the SNAP program.”
Siddoway says those who visit the market can expect fresh, local products.
“We have several different vendors that we work with some from here in the county and some from out of the county,” Siddoway said. “All are pretty local. I think Tagge’s Fruits from Logan is about the farthest away that anybody comes. The produce really is fresh and most of it is grown locally here in Summit County.”
The market is also host to other services.
“In addition to the fresh produce and the traditional things that you would find at a farmers market Intermountain Park City Hospital is providing free health screenings to individuals that come,” Siddoway continued. “We’ll also have car seat checks there so parents can bring their car seats. The Summit County bookmobile will be there on all three dates so you can check out books from our great library system. We’ll also have nutrition and gardening education from Utah State University extension office. They'll have people there throughout the day sampling some recipes, giving people advice on what they can grow in the area, and the best ways to grow that. So, there's a lot of opportunities to not only get fresh produce but learn how to grow it and learn how to prepare some of that produce as well.”