Park City’s Local Outdoor MarketsBy Julie Hooker

“You know it’s summer in Park City when you’re sitting in the sun sipping a limeade at one of the Farmers’ Markets and loading fresh bread into the basket of your beach cruiser,” said local physical therapist, Lauren Ziaks

Beginning June 5th, Canyons hosts the Park City, Utah Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 12-6 pm. Featuring everything from Native American jewelry to Volkers’ fresh bread, the market draws a large crowd of locals and tourists each week. Local planner Will Pratt notes, “There’s great local food here each week, and you can rest assured that the market does not allow any genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) by vendors in any of their products or foods.”

Everyone’s invited to get silly on Sundays in Park City at the Park Silly Market. Every Sunday June 9-September 22, visitors and locals can enjoy an eco-friendly open air market and street festival from 10am-5pm. Local farmers sell their fresh produce and food products made from locally grown products. The fresh pies, breads, cakes and pastries are always a highlight.
New to the area this year is the L’Oakley Grown Community Market. Each Saturday from 10 am-3 pm, the Cattlemen’s Hall (across from Ken’s Kash and Dutch’s Service Station) in Oakley will host farmers, artists, crafters and musicians. Look forward to fun activities for kids, too. L’Oakley promises to be a great discovery for local produce and gourmet food.

From Kimball Junction to Historic Main Street, Park City also provides a variety of healthy, organic, and vegetarian dining options. “As an ethical vegetarian, I appreciate our local restaurants providing vegetarian options on their menus,” explained Carly Heyrend, long-time Parkite. “It’s becoming easier and easier to dine out from the Junction to Main Street,” she said.

Since 1989, Szechwan Chinese Kitchen has been a staple for locals. Owned and operated by local Wendy Kuo, Szechwan offers a variety of Chinese appetizers and entrees for vegetarians. Some favorites off the menu include their steamed vegetable dumplings, vegetable fried rice, vegetarian egg rolls and tofu with brown sauce.

Other local markets, including Whole Foods, offer products perfect for healthy vegetarian picnicking.

Moving closer into town, Good Karma serves up vegetarian and vegan options for lunch and dinner. From soup and salad to Tofu Vindaloo, vegetarians will leave full and happy. In addition, Good Karma has a food-line, Instant Karma, featuring vegan and gluten- free ready-to-eat meal solutions.

Today’s health-conscious and educated consumers demand more of their food products than ever before. With Park City’s variety of local fresh food markets and restaurants focused on these needs, eating fresh and local foods has never been easier. | 435-671-1455 | 435-658-0958 | 435-658-0958 | 435-714-4036 | 435-641-1455 | 435-714-4036 | 435-644-8916

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