Farmers Market

U of U Farmers Market

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2012 Farmers Market Crowd on a Sunny Day

General Market Information

The University of Utah will host its 7th annual campus Farmers Market during the fall semester of 2014.

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!

Where: Tanner Plaza, between the Student Services Building and the Union. For detailed location map, click here-opens new window .

When: Thursdays, August 28 - October 9, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Getting to the Market

We encourage you to shuttle, take UTA, walk, or bike over to the market if at all possible. Valet bike parking as well as regular bike racks are available. 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.

Bring Your Own Bag!

Help the University of Utah cut down on waste. Please bring your own bags to the Farmers Market on Thursdays. Recycling and compost bins will be also available for visitors and vendors.

Interested in Being a Vendor?

Applications will be accepted for 2014 by April 1st. 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.

Organizers and Sponsors

The University of Utah's Farmers Market was originally founded by the Division of Human Resources' WellU health promotion program in partnership with the Sustainability Resource Center, 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 Sustainability Resource Center, 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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Alecs and Alex at the 2010 Campus Gardens Booth

Information for Vendors

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, as well as specialty local retail vendors for specific theme days.

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.

Apply Online

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. Once you are in the system, you can also apply to other local markets that use the same system.

Click on the link below to get started.

Access the Online Vendor Portal

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

If you need help with the online application or have other questions about the market, please e-mail market committee co-chair Jen Colby or call her at 801-581-7505.

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Jen Colby with Office of Sustainability interns
Sustainability Coordinator Jen Colby poses with sustainability student interns Chelsea Gauthier and Mike Lynch at the Farmers Market.
Edible Campus Gardens Farmers Market Booth
The Edible Campus Gardens booth at the Farmers Market sells fabulous student-grown, organic produce.
Bike to the U Day at the Farmers Market
Bike to the U Day at the Farmers Market. Campus Police and Security gave away U locks to people who registered their bicycles.
Edible Campus Gardens Farmers Market Sign Hooray for student grown produce on our own campus!
Basket of Tomatoes at the Farmers Market We wait 9 or 10 months a year for this beautiful sight. Peppers in Basket How many sizes and colors do peppers come in?
Myron Willson speaking at Bike to the U Day Sustainability Resource Center Director Myron Willson speaks in support of increased bicycle facilities during Bike to the U Day at the Farmers Market.< Tom Bench with bee gear 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."
 
Last Updated: 3/26/14