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Frog Bench Farms

Frog Bench Farms (FBF) is an organic urban farm nestled into the Wasatch foothills of Salt Lake City growing a little under two acres of high quality veggies, herbs, fruits, cut flowers, nuts, micro/petite greens and edible flowers since 2012. Our business model thrives on building local chef relations, who prepare our produce in beautiful ways for their eateries.

Whenever possible all plants are started from seed. We utilize cold frames, low/high hoop houses and our 2800 square foot greenhouse to grow year round. Our small organization sells to local restaurants and food trucks in a 15 mile radius.

Our operation relies heavily on solar power, a water collection system, composting, crop rotation, beneficial insects, and cover crops. These are better for the environment and create a better tasting product when it hits your plate!

Sometimes it’s not the quantity produced, but rather the quality of the product. Here at Frog Bench Farms we focus on bringing the most delicious ingredients to our local chefs.

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Reviews:

Amazing facially, amazing veggies, amazing owners. Perfect fit for sugarhouse. local pride – John Williams, Facebook Review

These guys make being environmentally responsible look easy. – Chris Miner, Facebook Review

Delectation of Tomatoes

Principles and ideas which inform the efforts of Delectation of Tomatoes include:

-Optimal human health depends upon consumption of a wide array of nutrient-dense fresh fruits and vegetables, free of harmful chemicals and contaminants;

-Such food is best acquired from backyard gardens or from local farmers who offer their freshly harvested produce through farmers markets, CSA’s, local restaurants and specialty stores;

-Big corporate farms tend to be profit-driven, impersonal, unconcerned about healthy soils and sustainability, typically concentrate money in the hands of the few, and can rarely match the quality, diversity and nutritional levels of locally produced agricultural products.

In light of these considerations, Delectation of Tomatoes offers, specifically to local gardeners and small farmers:

-Seeds of over 3,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables representing a remarkable collection of heirlooms from around the world, including 1,000 varieties which are not tomatoes (i.e. peppers, melons, squash, beans, lettuce, corn, etc.);

-Seedlings of more than 500 varieties each spring, customizable (with advance requests) to the needs and curiosity of individual gardeners and farmers;

-Fresh produce on a limited scale, based upon what is not needed for seed production;

-Service upon request, including lectures, workshops and onsite training about garden and farm planning, extending the growing season, raising food at high elevation, ecologically responsible and sustainable growing practices, seed saving, self-reliance, etc.

If you want to live, you must eat; if you eat, you might as well eat healthy; while you’re at it, please enjoy eating a wide diversity of tasty and interesting heirloom fruits and vegetable from around the world!  Gardening and eating fresh, local, naturally grown food are cheaper than psychotherapy and unnecessary doctor bills which result from diseases which can be largely prevented with good nutrition. The idea is to make these nutritious products so readily available, so interesting and so tasty that people will be far less tempted eat the faux food found in fast and processed “food”.  Enhanced physical, psychological, social and financial health will be some of the benefits that emerge from this endeavor.

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Reviews

Lot of knowledge and a willingness to share it . Best Tomato descriptions in the business . I grow 5000 plants and sell the fruit from them for my living . Dale has the varieties I need to succeed .

Iris Bauer,

Facebook Review

Always a pleasure. Prompt shipping of orders and quick email responses.
Many varieties that aren’t available anywhere else. True to type and always excellent germination. Good job!

Clifton Hedrick,

Facebook Review

My favorite tomato seed vendor! My “go to place” for rare and unusual tomato varieties. Highly recommend!

Shelley P. Hauser,

Facebook Review

Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative, B. Corp

Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative is a Utah-based Benefit Corporation. We provide the only globally scalable localized food production & distribution system that cures ALL the nationally surveyed pain points of consumers by delivering great taste, reasonable prices, healthfulness, convenience, and sustainability all in one solution. We promote the local food movement and collaborate with local farmers’ markets.

Onchenda’s Online Farmers’ Market is our matchmaker marketplace platform. It’s the economic bridge between deployment of regenerative agriculture methods to local farmers on the production side, and local marketing and delivery infrastructures to consumers on the distribution side. Taken together as whole system – regenerative local food production, convenient direct online marketing & sales, and low-cost order pick-up & delivery – local food security and economic resilience can be restored wherever implemented.

For local farmers, ranchers, market gardeners, dairies, fisheries, and value-added food producers, Onchenda is a regional food cooperative that will provide you many benefits, visit our website for more information.

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  • Online @ www.onchendafarmersmarket.com

Kuwahara Wholesale

Shop Local, Eat Local, Spend Local, Enjoy Local. Welcome to the only Farmers Market open 7 days a week, located right here in Sandy. To us, supporting our local farmers is one of the most important things to do. Going to a box store to get your produce might be easier, but once you taste local you will understand why it’s better. Come see us! We get in fresh picked produce from different farmers around Utah every. single. day. and on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays we serve fresh tamales, bbq corn, hot dogs, and snow cones.

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Reviews

This is the best nursery in the valley. I have been shopping there since Alex opened his doors. It gets bigger and better every year. I’m so grateful to have this wonderful garden center just a mile from my home.

Trish Weatherman,

Facebook Review

Beautiful flowers, corn is to die for! Good customer service. Friendly. Free grilled corn on Tuesday

Vicki Wiser Speer, 

Facebook Review

A great little Farmer’s market open on weekdays. Just what I was wishing for! Besides local produce, they have an interesting selection of other locally made products. And they are located right on State Street so are easy to get to.

Sarah Eklund,

Facebook Review

Rino’s Italian Fresh

Rino’s Italian Fresh believes in producing good quality salsa, marinara sauce and pesto made from his own naturally grown heirloom tomatoes and produce.  Rino’s mission is to provide a product made from vine ripe tomatoes with amazing fresh flavor.

He couldn’t stand the thought of sitting at home after retirement. Rino has always lived a very active lifestyle and now has decided to pursue producing his home made sauces.

Rino is starting off with making his fresh sauces and selling them at the local farmers markets. He is selling his products seasonally for now so he can maintain the high quality sauce with his produce. Flavor means everything to Rino and he doesn’t want to compromise that with sourcing his produce elsewhere.

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Can be found here:

  • Wheeler Farmers Market
  • Downtown Farmers Market
  • Park City Farmers Market

Reviews

I like Rino’s Italian Fresh because the varieties of produce they sell are quite different from what else you would typically find in Utah. The main products I would recommend are the grapes, figs, and basil. I haven’t found another farmer who sells products like the grapes and basil. And even cold-hardy figs are quite difficult to grow in the long winter climate.

Seth Miller,

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Wasatch Cooperative Market

We are an organization dedicated to giving the Salt Lake area a better food & grocery experience by establishing a cooperative market near downtown SLC.

Specifically, we aim to open a community grocery to strengthen Utah’s local food economy and provide the highest quality goods patrons can trust from farm to shelf. Our mission is to cultivate a healthy community by bringing together local producers and consumers at your community-owned grocery.

Our organization works by utilizing volunteers to recruit our  local community members to invest in the cooperative market. This investment ensures that we have a confirmed market and audience that justifies the store’s existence. With enough investors and support from the community, we will pick a location, raise further capital, and build out the grocery store.

We are not alone; there are over 300 thriving cooperative markets across the US, including several in Minnesota, Chicago, and Montana. These organizations are all founded and owned by their community members, and they work together alongside other cooperative based business to ensure success of each individual coop.

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  • We are in process of building a local grocery store that will sell utah-based products along with some other sustainable products. A Cooperative grocery.

New Roots Farm

Many refugees and other New Americans come to the U.S. with backgrounds in agriculture. New Roots, a farmer training and food access initiative of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, provides these communities with a way to reconnect with land, grow culturally appropriate vegetables, and leverage their farming skills to earn supplemental income.

New Roots farmers earn income through produce sales to local schools, restaurants and Whole Foods Markets in Utah. They also operate three workplace CSA’s, delivering vegetable shares to employees of partnering businesses. New Roots founded and continues to operate and sell at the Sunnyvale Farmers Market and new for 2019, New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park.     

New Roots farmers grow a number of crops familiar to the American palate, including Beets, Carrots, Heirloom Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Kale, Spring Mix, a variety of  Peppers, and Eggplant. Additionally, they grow speciality ethnic crops like African Eggplant, Aleppo Peppers, Amaranth Greens, Molokhia (Egyptian Spinach), Thai Chili Peppers, Tatume Squash, and long beans, among others.

All proceeds from sales go to the program’s 35+ farmers who originate from Sudan, Burma, Bhutan, Chad, Somalia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The farmers collectively manage 15 acres of leased land spread throughout Salt Lake County.

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Keep It Real Vegetables

Keep It Real Vegetables is an urban farming project located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grow produce by hand on several small-scale gardens in the Salt Lake valley. I am dedicated to growing the freshest, highest quality produce available. I adhere strictly to organic growing practices, enriching my soils with massive quantities of compost, compost teas, cover crops, and organic amendments until the soil is sweet enough to deliver the flavor I am looking for.

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Can be found here:

        • Real Foods Market
          2209 S. Highland Drive
          SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
        • Real Foods Market
          420 West 800 North
          Orem, UT 84057
        • Sugar House Farmers Market
          2100 S 1500 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84105
        • Wasatch Front Farmers Market
          6351 S 900 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • Wheeler Farm
          6400 So 900 East
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • SLC Saturday Downtown Farmer’s Market
          300 W 300 S
          Salt Lake City, UT 84101
        • Wheeler Farm Sunday Farmer’s Market
          6351 S 900 E
          Salt Lake City, UT 84121
        • Redmond Heritage Farm Store
          2209 Highland Dr.
          Salt Lake City, UT 84106

        Reviews

        The quality of produce grown by these lovely people is second to none, it is the best Salt Lake City has to offer! I love knowing these two care for the earth and soil as much as they do for the vegetables they grow.

        Paige Collett,

        Facebook Review

        Just made potato salad with your garlic scapes. OMG it is amazing!!!!!
        Thank you SO MUCH for introducing me to scapes. I have added them to a bunch of my old standby dishes as well as trying the things you suggested. I don’t know what I did before scapes. They are so good and add to everything I try them in!

        Rachel Funk,

        Facebook Review

        I’ve been following Tyler since the Sand Hill Farms days and his ever-expanding produce selection has–in terms of taste, nutrition and environmental stewardship–consistently been as good as it gets.

        Gerard Kies,

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Green Urban Lunch Box

At the heart of the Green Urban Lunch Box is a 35-foot school bus that has been converted into a mobile greenhouse. Each season we utilize different techniques for growing food on the bus in order to show the endless possibilities of urban agriculture. We use the bus as an educational tool to teach children in our community about the scientific, agricultural, and social aspects of growing food in urban and suburban environments.

Our community farm and orchard is a plot of land in Layton that has been reclaimed and cultivated with the help of community members and volunteers. Owned by UDot, this 37-acre orchard had been abandoned for several years, and would still be sitting unused if we had not leased it. The trees produce fruit that we are able to harvest and distribute in food deserts. This incubator farm or farmer training program helps community members develop and maintain small farm plots, growing fresh produce for local markets. This year we had 13 new farmers on the property, working and learning what it take to start a farm bushiness.

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Reviews

I love working with the Green Urban Lunch Box! Such a cool mission and creative vision going on here.

Jessica Collette,

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South Meadow Produce

At South Meadows Produce we focus on production that will improve the land and soil and still be profitable. Chemical insecticides, while not totally shunned have not been sprayed on our produce for many years. High tunnel production is used to extend the growing season. We welcome visitors if they will call ahead of time to set up an appointment. We sell “Nature’s Candy”.

Call during raspberry season (Late August/September) to schedule a pick-your-own session.

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  • SOUTH MEADOW PRODUCE
    2860 S 710 W
    PRICE, UT