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Farm stand grant awarded to Glendale, Poplar Grove

Salt Lake City has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set up a mobile market and farm stands in the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods. The $54,421 grant will be used to coordinate and operate five mobile markets and three farm stands from June to October 2016. The markets will be hosted by Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Center, Hartland Partnership Center, Neighborhood House, Sherwood Park and Sorenson Unity Center. All locations will accept SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks. The funds are given as part of the national Farmers Market Promotion Program and the city will partner with Green Urban Lunch Box, Utahns Against Hunger and Salt Lake Community Action Program's Real Food Rising to get the programs up and running. A 2013 Salt Lake City community food assessment found that the Glendale/Poplar Grove area has low supermarket access and some of the lowest vehicle ownership rates in the city. There also is a lack of a full-service grocery stores, food outlets and convenience stores, which has lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture to classify these neighborhoods as food deserts. Future updates on the program will be posted at

Caputo's Chocolate Festival

The fourth annual Caputo's Chocolate Festival will showcase the bean-to-bar creations of Solstice Chocolate. Five local chefs will create something sweet or savory using one of the bars from the Salt Lake City chocolate maker. The chef line-up includes Logan Crew of Current Fish & Oyster, Tyler Stokes of Provisions, Courtney McDowell of Pallet Bistro, Amber Billingsley of 3 Cups and Alicia Pacheco of Rye Diner & Drinks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

When • Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m.

Where • Tony Caputo's Market & Deli, 314 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Cost • $35, optional alcohol beverage pairings are $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 801-531-8669 or visiting

Another Chocolate Extravaganza

The annual Gygi Chocolate Extravaganza returns with two days of chocolate demonstrations and hands-on classes by some of Utah's best chocolatiers. Workshops cover tempering, modeling, truffles, baking with chocolate, and caramel and nuts.

When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where • Gygi Culinary Center, 3500 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City; 801-268-3316

Cost • Demonstration classes are free; hands-on classes range from $15-$65. Reserve a spot at

Pesticide safety and education classes

Learn proper pesticide application and handling during classes taught by the Utah State University Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. The workshops are for commercial, non-commercial and private applicators and offer six education credits, unless noted. Classes begin at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

Nov. 5 • Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Ponderosa Building, 475 S. Main St., Spanish Fork

Nov. 9 • Uintah Basin Applied Technology College, 1100 E. Lagoon St., Roosevelt

Nov. 10 • Carbon County Event Center, 393 S. Fairgrounds Road, Price

Nov. 11 • Millard County Fair Grounds, 157 S. Manzanita Ave., Delta (3 credits)

Nov. 17 • Utah State Library, 250 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City

Nov. 19 • Sevier County Fair Grounds, 410 E. 200 South, Richfield

Nov. 24 • Weber State University Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., Room 110 & 111, Layton

Dec. 2 • Central Utah Water Conservation District, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem, seating limited; participants must register to attend at 801-851-8460

Dec. 3 • Washington County Regional Fairpark, 700 S. 5300 W., Exhibit Bldg., Hurricane

Dec. 8 • Utah State Library, 250 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City

Dec. 15 • Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1310 N. 600 West, Logan

More information at, 801-538-7185 or email