The local Farmer’s Market at Wheeler Farm is one of my favorite places to go on Sunday morning. It’s a great place for kids to run wild while the parents soak up the sun as they visit all of the canopies stuffed with goods, produce and other delights.
One of the most popular vendors is the group that cooks up the pancake breakfast with all the fixings – there is always a long line and that says it all – just the basics: pancakes, potatoes, bacon, sausage, eggs and orange juice and coffee. Can’t beat that!
Wheeler Farm is actually a working farm so they break out the ponies for the kids to ride for a song and dance. Not really a song and dance – but a reasonable charge for ride around the entire market area with a cowboy hat and cowboy attitude to boot.
The animal petting area is of course my favorite – the chickens-yikes! the lambs – just as cute as can be.
The baby alpaca was quite shy and very serious. She just sat there peering back at all the kids and adults who wanted to take her picture – not one of us could get over the length of her eyelashes which were at least a food long! and I am not kidding. Cute as all get out.
As for the goat – she was interesting, of course in her own way – if you know what I mean – it’s those strange eyes!
I looked forward every year when the peaches start appearing at the Farmer’s Market. Utah peaches are mouth-watering delicious! Find out more at Harvest to Table.
There are a number of local organic farmers that sell at the market. I am always impressed with their dedication in farming organically – lots of fresh herbs and vegetables – a lot of time spent mastering their craft.
Every farmer’s market needs a marching band and the Salt City Saints came prepared to give the market goers a morning of music.
Every market is just a bit different and I have never been to one that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Try it out – entertaining and totally delicious.
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