The Summer season brings along with it a bounty of fresh high-altitude fruits and veggies we all enjoy indulging in! Park City Utah is known to be a green and environmentally sustainable community, and along with that comes loads of opportunites to purchase and partake in amazing local foods and markets.
Everyone gets excited when the Farmer’s Market kicks off their summer season! This market, located in the lower parking lot of Canyons Resort, brings together a multitude of of local farmers and food producers. Each Wednesday from 12PM-6PM, market-goers can enjoy strolling around the booths, sampling the fresh produce offerings, tasting a variety of farm fresh food offerings, and enjoying the sense of community that comes along with the farmers market. Some of the items available in the past have been fresh local hummus, locally famed corn, peaches and apples, and amazing local cheeses and meats. You can literally head to the market and shop for dinner and dessert all at once! There is usually some unique jewelry vendors as well as live music and entertainment, and you can even get a chair massage in between snacking! Although the market is well attended, you’ll never feel crowded or rushed as you peruse the offerings – and you’ll undoubtedly make it a mandatory stop each time you visit Park City in the summer and fall. Visit http://parkcityfarmersmarket.com/ for market details.
The Slow Food movement has taken off not only across the country, but here in Park City as well! The idea behind Slow Food is to help in preserving local and regional cuisine, and encourages the sourcing of food and goods from your local network. Throughout the year different groups host Slow Food events, and this weekend, the Park City Film Series will be presenting “Slow Food & Film Festival”. This is a super cool event, and partners together film and local food inspired by the films being shown. The film and dining schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 1, 7PM: “Julie and Julia” followed by a French dinner inspired by the film at Chez Betty
Saturday, June 2, 7PM: “Big Night”. Dine after the movie at Buona Vita and enjoy Italian Cuisine inspired by the movie
Sunday, June 3, 6PM: “Choclat”. Before and after the film, local bakers will hold a bake sale, so you’ll have lots of amazing treats for during the screening and for the ride home!
Films will be screened at the Park City Library and Education Center, located at 1225 Park Avenue.
A great community resource for you to check out during your Park City visit is http://www.parkcitygreen.org/ . This is a helpful site to visit to assist you in finding locally produced foods and to check out their events calender that will alert you to any upcoming local food and Slow Food events. We have some pretty tasty locally produced food here in Park City, and you’ll be sure to find them lining the shelves at our local grocery stores as well as at the farmer’s market. From locally produced Summit County beef to Samak Smoke House Stickies – we have bunches of opportunities to enjoy eating like a local!
About Jim Bizily
I am an outdoor enthusiast, parent of two awesome boys, and Property Manager in beautiful Park City, Utah. After years in engineering and entrepreneurial projects, I decided to move to Park City Utah to start a business managing lodging and vacation rentals.