The Daybreak Farmer’s Market: A Place to Support Local Businesses
Aug 29, 2019 11:25AM
● By Amber Allen
Along with tasty syrup, market attendees can also pick up fresh beef, garden tomatoes and homegrown lettuce. (Amber Allen/City Journals)
By Amber Allen | [email protected]
Farmer’s markets are great for local communities. They make it easy for residents to purchase produce at its freshest while supporting local growers. In Utah, the Downtown Farmer’s Market is famous for its diversity since vendors vary from traditional fruit and vegetable suppliers to those who sell art and even apparel. Fortunately, more markets are starting to crop up, increasing accessibility. There’s even one happening in the Daybreak community.
The fun thing about visiting the Daybreak Farmer’s Market is the variety of vendors that show up. In fact, residents have no reason to visit the one downtown. From a 15-year-old selling wood rings that he makes from old broken skateboards to the mid-size farm offering peaches, patrons can bring home unique items and tasty treats.
Butter Country Syrup has a booth at the Daybreak Farmer’s Market with Spencer Robbins offering free tasting samples as soon as you walk in. It’s tough to resist buttermilk pancake syrup in coconut or cinnamon flavor. He said, “This is the second year we’ve been attending the Daybreak Farmer’s Market.” The company is local and sells its syrup in Sandy and Logan.
Along with tasty syrup, market attendees can also pick up fresh beef, garden tomatoes and homegrown lettuce. There’s also plenty of ready-to-eat treats, items like snow cones, Polynesian barbecue, empanadas and jam.
The Daybreak Farmer’s Market is a place where local artisans can grow their businesses. The 15-year-old selling rings has his own Etsy page and visits a local skateboard shop to recycle old boards into handmade jewelry while the local business selling salsa has a website available.
Carley Gil is another local artisan who sells her art at the Daybreak market. Carley makes stunning pottery in her workshop. She sells coffee mugs, garlic storage containers and flowerpots. She said, “I used to make big sculptures, and I switched to smaller products a few years ago.” Her sculpting talent was present in her smaller pieces. Carley’s table was filled with items that would make a good gift as well as with items that residents would enjoy using to decorate their homes.
Tagge’s Fruit and Veggie Farms was on hand at the market selling fresh fruits, jam and salsa. Tagge’s had its truck set up at the end of the aisle, a prime location. At Tagge’s, tables were set up with bins of fresh produce available. Patrons could select their own food items from the bins.
With the many samples available, one could wander from table to table and return home with a full belly. Along with the buttermilk syrup, you can try the salsa and the empanadas. The vendors are smart to use this tactic since it’s tough to try something so tasty without wanting to have it all the time at home.
Farmer’s markets are great for being places where people can shop for different items made and grown by local suppliers. With the Daybreak Farmer’s Market returning for a second year, it’s clear that people love the quality and value that these markets offer.