Farmers market at U of U offers special deal for students, those with food stamps

Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-28 18:09:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah’s annual farmers market was open for business Thursday, and this year customers with greater financial need are getting more than they might otherwise.

The new “Double your Dollars” program offers students and those who are on foods stamps the opportunity to purchase tokens, and the amount of tokens they receive is doubled; the tokens can be used to purchase eligible packaged products at the farmers market, like salsa and bread.

Katie Hunt, Sustainability Director for U of U Dining Services, said the farmers market is a great option for many people.

“Today is the opening day, and it’s a terrific opportunity for students, faculty, staff, members of the public, to come and get local produce, have some lunch, get some honey, salsa, even some great crafts,” she said. “It’s just a great community event.”

The farmers market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday from now until October 9. The market is held on the Tanner Plaza on campus between the Union and Student Services Building. For more information about the U of U Farmers Market, click here.