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The Downtown Alliance is launching a series of "Pop-Up" Winter Farmers' Markets with a local food focus.
These one-day events will be held monthly (November – April) at different downtown locations.
The first market will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Rico Foods Warehouse (545 W. 700 S).A pop-up concept offers only dates, times and themes in advance, location and vendor lists are announced two weeks prior.
According to a press release, "Market-goers can expect a bustling, urban environment with live music, kids' activities, guest chefs and seasonal themes."Spring dates will be announced, as will individual vendor lists and locations, at www.slcfarmersmarket.org
Winter Market Dates, with info from the Downtown Alliance:
November 17: "Give Thanks" Rico Foods Warehouse – 545 W. 700 South Chefs from Frida Bistro will be on-hand demonstrating meal ideas with local foods for Thanksgiving. Utah Food Bank will be accepting donations and the Salt Lake-based band Touchstone Coyote will perform throughout the day. December 15: "The Holiday Table" 'Tis the season for gatherings and feastsmarketgoers can find many items to complete their Holiday Table at this "Pop-Up"! Locally made pies, sustainably raised beef and lamb, cider from local apples, and much more will be available. January 12: "Healthy New Year"Guest chefs will focus on light and low-calorie cooking, and we'll have kid's activities, food trucks, and New Year produce. February 9: "Chocolate and Cheese" Find deliciously and unique ingredients for a romantic meal, and stock up on local chocolates, cheeses, sweets and treats for a loved one.