Copper Moose Farm began in 2007 as a modest organic farm on a quarter-acre piece of Park City suburbia. Services there encompassed a limited number of community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares of organically grown vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Well, today, the farm is in full bloom. More than 40 food crops and 30 flower varieties now thrive on the three-acre parcel tucked off Old Ranch Road, and last summer the Copper Moose Farm Stand was added to the farm’s public offerings as a place where non-CSA members can purchase Copper Moose produce and flowers as well as other locally made and grown products. This season, Copper Moose Farm Manager Daisy Fair plans to take the communal, social vibe thriving at the farm stand one step further to “Park City community food hub,” she says.
On the last Tuesday of each month (5 to 6 p.m., starting in June and running through the farm season), the Copper Moose Farm Stand will host the Tasty Tuesday event series, an interactive event featuring tastings and local speakers covering a variety of food-related topics including land use, locally produced foods, tips for sustainable living, best farming practices, and even navigating Park City’s finicky growing season. The experts will span Copper Moose farmers, local nutritionists, and area food artisans.
Other farm-stand events scheduled for this summer include recipe contests—such as “favorite turnip dish” and “most creative salads”—where winners receive gift baskets full of local goodies. Fair will also use the stand to share recipes, nutrition facts, harvest photos, and other interesting tidbits revolving around the seasonal produce grown at Copper Moose Farm. And as with every year, the season will culminate with the annual Harvest Dinner (Aug 29) featuring cocktails, appetizers, wine pairings, and five local chefs cooking up a storm. “The farm stand is a beautiful spot to be, whether you are zipping in and out for your carrots and salad or hanging out a little longer to enjoy the day,” Fair says.
Regular hours at the Copper Moose Farm Stand (1285 Old Ranch Rd, coppermoosefarm.com) are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12–6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., June 30 through October 27.