Organic, non-GMO, hyperlocal, grass-fed, and Salmon-Safe. This now-common supermarket nomenclature can make anyone feel like they need a biology degree just to walk through the produce section. And, gasp, are you really going to buy those soil-stripping, native-exploiting bananas?
Thankfully, there is a place to get wholesome foodstuffs without coming armed with an encyclopedia. A bounty of farmers markets and stands operate in and around Park City all summer long, representing the beating heart of the Wasatch Back’s cozy agricultural community. Rather than hitting the big box store, head to one of the markets or stands listed here to shed the midweek grind, catch up with neighbors, and, oh yeah, get something to eat for dinner.
Copper Moose Farm Farm Stand
1285 Old Ranch Rd, coppermoosefarm.com; Tue, Thu 3–6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–noon, July–Oct
Heber Valley Farmers Market
250 S Main St, Heber City, ci.heber.ut.us; Thu 4–9 p.m., June 12–Aug 28
Park City Farmers Market
Canyons Resort, parkcityfarmersmarket.com; Wed noon–6 p.m., June 4–mid-Oct
Park City Medical Center’s Community Garden
900 Round Valley Dr, facebook.com/parkcitymedicalcenter; mid-June–mid-Oct
Park Silly SundayMarket
Lower Main St, parksillymarket.com; Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m., June 8–Sept 21