Farmer's Market American Fork UT

Local resource for farmer’s market in American Fork. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Lindon Farmers Market
(801) 785-7981
60 N. State Street; across from the City Center
Lindon, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
County
Utah

Provo's Farmers Market
(801) 542-9382
500 West 100 South
Provo, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market
(435) 602-9481
Main Street
Park City, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
County
Summit

Sandy Farmers Market
(801) 233-3011
10200 South and State Street
Sandy, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
August-October Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Salt Lake

Lindon Farmers Market
(801) 785-7981
60 N. State Street; across from the City Center
Lindon, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
County
Utah

Thanksgiving Point and Farmers Market
(801) 407-8157
3003 N. Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-October Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Utah

Park City Farmers Market at the Canyons
(435) 336-6033
4000 The Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Summit

Heber Valley Farmers Market and Concert in the Park
(435) 654-4555
City Park 250 South Main
Heber City, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Thursday, 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Summit

Murray Park Farmers Market
(801) 233-3010
Murray City Park, 200 East 5200 South
Murray, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-October Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.
County
Salt Lake

Cache Valley Gardeners Market and Bear River Kitchen Incubator
100 South 200 East
Logan, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Cache

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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