BOUNTIFUL — Thanks to a mild spring, there is still plenty of produce of many and varied varieties offered at the Bountiful Farmers Market.
That’s not to mention the craft and prepared food items available, said market director Mary Carpenter.
The market is held each Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m. It will run at least through Oct. 18, possibly through the end of next month, weather permitting, she said.
“I think some people are thinking there’s not very much out there” in terms of fresh produce, Carpenter told The Clipper Monday.
“There are more farmers than I’ve ever had,” she said of the 12-plus years the market has been in place.
But attendance has been a bit lower, the past few weeks, Carpenter said. Farmers come from as far away as Santiquin, on the south end of Utah County, into Southeastern Idaho.
“We’ve still got the beautiful peaches coming like usual, along with nectarines as well as all of the regular vegetables that would be over by now if the farmers hadn’t been able to start their planting so early,” she said.
In fact, there is still some fresh corn on the cob that would generally be available primarily in July, along with “loads of tomatoes.”
There are also cantaloupes “galore” and watermelon, even some farm-fresh green beans still available, Carpenter said.
This year, an expanded prepared food area also makes it easy to shop and dine, all in one.
Mainstays like Vito’s are on hand, and Marcello’s is preparing shish kabob and sausages on the grill to highlight the Argentine portion of its culinary heritage, while El Toro is dishing up Mexican food and “the bread lady” provides plenty of variety, as well.
For more information check out the Sept.20 edition of Davis Clipper.