The University of Utah hosts its 6th annual campus Farmers Market during the fall semester of 2013.
The market seeks to link local growers and artisans with a campus community that desires access to fresh, healthy, local produce and unique arts and crafts where they live, work, and study.
Come join us for another year enjoying a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, supporting our local economy, and helping make the market a campus tradition and delicious community event!
When: Thursdays, August 29 - October 10, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
2013 Theme Days:
8/29 – Opening Day
9/5 – Bike to the U
9/12 – Eat Local
9/19 – Fall Gardening
9/26 – The Buzz about Bees
10/03 – Happy Pets Healthy People
10/10 – Cooking Outdoors
We encourage you to shuttle, take UTA, walk, or bike over to the market if at all possible. This year, cyclists will have a free valet bike parking area. The closest Blue, Red, and Green Shuttle stops are at the Park Building or Kennecott/Mines. Car parking is very limited! The nearest visitor lot, accessible from 100 S (North Campus Drive) and Wolcott Street, fills up early. You can also park in the visitor lot at the east end of the Union, accessed from Central Campus Drive, or use the Campus Store visitor lot, accessed from South Campus Drive. Please note that vendors and market managers do not validate parking.
Help the University of Utah cut down on waste. Please bring your own bags to the Farmers Market on Thursdays. Sturdy and stylish custom organic cotton shopping bags are available for purchase at the market managers' booth. Recycling and compost bins will be also available for visitors and vendors.
Applications are being accepted for 2013 now. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can learn more about the market, products that can be sold, and how to apply here - opens new window . All applications should be submitted via the Manage My Market portal - opens new window . Please be sure to read over all the policies, including specific ones for the University, before you apply.
The University of Utah's Farmers Market was originally founded by the Division of Human Resources' WellU health promotion program in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, the Bennion Center's SEED student group, and the Student Health Advisory Committee. Many other departments and individuals helped contribute to its success.
The University of Utah Farmers Market is currently sponsored by the following organizations: the Office of Sustainability, the A.Ray Olpin University Union, the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, and University Dining Services.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact the Office of Sustainability coordinator at 801-581-7505 if you need additional information.
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Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the University of Utah Farmers Market. The market is open to local farmers and growers, artisans, and on- and off-site prepared food vendors. Non-profit organizations that focus on health, food and agriculture, social services, and the environment may also apply.
We give preference to vendors who grow or make everything they are selling, and for prepared food vendors who offer healthy items made from local and organic ingredients and who make an ongoing effort to reduce waste and environmental impacts.
Hosting a market on a university campus presents both unique opportunities and some challenges. The market season is a short 7 weeks, opening in late August on the first week of fall classes begin and closing at the university's fall break in October. Market customers are primarily university students, staff, and faculty, though local residents and neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please refer to the Vendor Handbook for more detailed information and be sure review it carefully before you apply.
The Market accepts applications through Manage My Market, an online software system designed specifically for farmers markets. Once you set up your vendor profile, you can easily apply to any market in the network, saving you time and effort. Manage My Market system access is free of charge to vendors. All fees for approved vendors are listed in the market information on the Manage My Market site. You may apply for all markets of the season, or select dates.
Ready to apply? Click on the link below to get started.
If you wish to be a one-time vendor for a particular theme day, contact use directly rather than submitting a full application.
If you need help with the online application or have other questions about the market, please e-mail market committee chair Jen Colby or call her at 801-581-7505.
|Sustainability Coordinator Jen Colby poses with Office of Sustainability student interns, Chelsea Gauthier and Mike Lynch at the Farmers Market.||The Edible Campus Gardens booth at the Farmers Market sells fabulous student-grown, organic produce.|
|August 30, 2012 was Bike to the U Day at the Farmers Market and Campus Police and Security gave away U locks to people who registered their bicycles.||Hooray for student grown produce on our own campus!|
|We wait 9 or 10 months a year for this beautiful sight.||How many sizes and colors do peppers come in?|
|Director of Sustainability Myron Willson speaks in support of increased bicycle facilities during Bike to the U Day at the Farmers Market.||Undergraduate student Tom Bench received Sustainable Campus Initiative Funds to bring beehives to campus. September 13, 2012 at the Farmers Market showcased his efforts in "The Buzz About Bees."|