beet pickled eggs from a few years ago
This Thursday, I will be at Jacob's Cove along with Rachel Hodson and David Vogel from Edible Wasatch for the Veggie Pick and Pickle Farm Tour. The event is part of a monthly farm tour series sponsored by The Downtown Farmers Market and Edible Wasatch magazine. It begins at 3 p.m. (meet at the farm at 4 p.m. if you're nearby) and costs $30.
Those who come will be introduced to Dale Allred (agricultural engineer extraordinaire at Jacob's Cove), and given a taste of freshly pickled produce from the farm. After some instruction is given, everyone will be sent to the greenhouses to find prime pickling produce, then gather at stations where they will learn how to preserve their freshly picked goods for their pickling pleasure. There will be light snacks, information about the farm, information about our cooking classes, and copies of the latest Edible Wasatch available, as well as some good conversation and company. Sound like a good way to spend your Thursday evening?
Read on for more details.
Veggie Pick + Pickle Farm Tour – Sept. 22
Presented by the Downtown Farmers Market and Edible Wasatch
The Downtown Farmers Market and Edible Wasatch present a Veggie Pick and Pickle Farm Tour on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. (Those in Utah County are asked to meet at the farm at 4PM). Tickets are $30 and include light snacks and transportation from Salt Lake City.
This month's tour travels to Orem to visit Jacob’s Cove for a veggie pick and pickle. This local farm specializes in growing nutrional, organic and heirloom veggies, particularly tomatoes. On the farm, tour patrons will pick fresh veggies and then participate in a group quick pickle party led by Utah's own Raw Melissa.
“At the Farmers Market, people shop for farm-fresh products from more than 100 regional growers,” said Kim Angeli-Selin, market manager. “Our farm tours take patrons directly to the source to gain a greater understanding of how local producers operate their businesses. Farmers Markets are such an important part of the food landscape in Utah, and these tours further our mission to connect the rural and urban communities in our state.”
The 2011 Downtown Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to dusk, through Oct. The market—with over 250 vendors—offers a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans.
For a complete listing of special events, crop schedule and detailed information visit www.slcfarmersmarket.org.
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org.