SALT LAKE CITY — The 10th season of the University of Utah Farmers Market begins Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Tanner Plaza, west of the Student Union, and continues every Thursday through Oct. 5.
The market began as a way to bring fresh, local food to the campus in order to help build healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. This fall’s market features 25 vendors selling local produce, handmade lunches, baked goods, beverages, fresh salsa, crafts and more.
In addition, the Double Your Dollars program returns for its fifth season, thanks to support from University of Utah Health. Double Your Dollars provides students with a $1-to-$1 match for students and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to purchase produce/food items at the market.
Participants purchase tokens from the market manager’s booth and can spend the tokens on food such items as fruits, vegetables, honey, salsa and baked goods. More than 400 students took advantage of the program last year.