These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Utah For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Utah offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Utah? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Utah farmers markets:

  1. Wasatch Front Farmers Market, Murray, UT
  2. Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market, Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market , Logan, UT
  4. Winter Market At Rio Grande , Salt Lake City, UT
  5. Park Silly Sunday Market, Park City, UT
  6. 9th West Farmers Market/people’s Market , Salt Lake City, UT
  7. Cedar City’s Downtown Farmer’s Market, Cedar City, UT
  8. Sugar House Farmers Market, Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Zion Canyon Farmers Market, Springdale, UT
  10. Farmers Market Ogden, Ogden, UT

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Utah or the cheapest place to live in Utah.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Utah?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Utah, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Beehive State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Utah, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Wasatch Front Farmers Market

Wasatch Front Farmers Market -- Murray, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Murray, UT
Address: 6351 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market

Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market -- Salt Lake City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Address: Historic Pioneer Park (300 S. 300 W.), Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Cache Valley Gardeners' Market  -- Logan, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Logan, UT
Address: 199 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Winter Market At Rio Grande

Winter Market At Rio Grande  -- Salt Lake City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Address: 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Park Silly Sunday Market

Park Silly Sunday Market -- Park City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Park City, UT
Address: Main Street & 5th Street, Park City, UT 84060
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. 9th West Farmers Market/people’s Market

9th West Farmers Market/people's Market  -- Salt Lake City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 54.3
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Address: 1060 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Times: Sun: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Cedar City’s Downtown Farmer’s Market

Cedar City's Downtown Farmer's Market -- Cedar City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 51.4
City: Cedar City, UT
Address: Hoover & 100 West, Cedar City, UT 84720
Times: Wed: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

8. Sugar House Farmers Market

Sugar House Farmers Market -- Salt Lake City, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Address: 2234 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Times: Fri: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

9. Zion Canyon Farmers Market

Zion Canyon Farmers Market -- Springdale, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 48.6
City: Springdale, UT
Address: 1212 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

10. Farmers Market Ogden

Farmers Market Ogden -- Ogden, UT

Source: Public Domain

Score: 45.7
City: Ogden, UT
Address: Grant and 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Utah

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Beehive State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Utah

Name City Rank Score
Wasatch Front Farmers Market Murray 1 80.0
Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market Salt Lake City 2 77.1
Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market Logan 3 71.4
Winter Market At Rio Grande Salt Lake City 4 65.7
Park Silly Sunday Market Park City 5 60.0
9th West Farmers Market/people’s Market Salt Lake City 6 54.3
Cedar City’s Downtown Farmer’s Market Cedar City 7 51.4
Sugar House Farmers Market Salt Lake City 8 48.6
Zion Canyon Farmers Market Springdale 9 48.6
Farmers Market Ogden Ogden 10 45.7
Downtown Farmers Market At Ancestor Square St. George 11 45.7
Saratoga Springs Community Market Saratoga Springs 12 45.7
Brigham City Farmers Market Brigham City 13 45.7
Moab Farmers’ Market Moab 14 45.7
Murray Farmers Market Murray 15 40.0
Ashley Valley Farmers’ Market (Vernal) Vernal 16 40.0
25th Street Market – North Logan At The Library Summer 2016 North Logan 17 40.0
Sunnyvale Farmers Market Salt Lake City 18 37.1
Happy Valley Farmers Market Orem 19 37.1
Happy Valley Farmers Market American Fork 20 37.1
Happy Valley Farmers Market Springville Springville 21 34.3
Kanab Farmer’s Market Kanab 22 34.3
Escalante Farmers Market Escalante 23 31.4
Wayne County Farmers Market Torrey 24 31.4
High Desert Growers’ Farmers’ Market Price 25 25.7
Roosevelt Farmers Market Roosevelt 26 25.7
South Jordan Farmers Market South Jordan 27 22.9
Benson Mill Harvest Days Stansbury Park 28 11.4
Schmidt’s Farm And Greenhouses West Jordan 29 2.9
Year-Round Cedar City Farmer’s Market Cedar City 30 2.9
Va Medical Center Farmer’s Market Salt Lake City 31 0.0
Provo’s Farmers Market Provo 32 0.0
West Jordan Farmers Market West Jordan 33 0.0
Bountiful Farmers Market Bountiful 34 0.0
Spanish Fork Farmers Market Spanish Fork 35 0.0
Downtown Clearfield Farmers Market Clearfield 36 0.0
Syracuse Farmers Market Syracuse 37 0.0
Lindon Farmers Market Lindon 38 0.0
Petersen’s Farmers Market Nibley 39 0.0
Gunnison Farmers Market Gunnison 40 0.0
Kamas Farmers Market Kamas 41 0.0
Spring City Farmers’ Market Spring City 42 0.0
Boulder Community Market Boulder 43 0.0

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