Community Food Co-op Market Open Year Round

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The thousands of local residents who love shopping at farmer’s markets have a year-round, indoor destination that offers fresh produce and a variety of locally produced food products

Community Food Co-op of Utah

The Market Sale offers the same vibe as a farmer’s market, with a variety of quality food at a great price,” said Aimee Horman, a long-time Co-op member. “I love shopping at the Community Food Co-op’s Market Sales.

The Community Food Co-op (http://foodco-op.net), a Utah non-profit agency, offers farmer’s market shoppers a place to get the local food they love at great prices. The indoor Market Sale is held every Monday (except holidays) from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the organization’s warehouse, 1726 S. 700 W. in Salt Lake City.

The weekly sale offers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, snacks and other locally produced food items at prices well below retail. When local produce is in season, the market is filled with a variety of local vegetables and fruits, as well as produce from neighboring states. When winter hits the Wasatch Front, the fruit and vegetable offering has an array of produce from neighboring, warmer states like Arizona and California.

Locally produced food items come from favorites like Nutty Guys, Cheese Bread Mania, Buffalo Gourmet, LoveMuffins, Tequeno’s, Shepherd’s Diary cheese and Dessert Bites. Fruits and vegetables come from respected growers like East Farms and Tagge’s Famous Fruits. Meats come from popular, local, family-owned butchers like Main Street, Majestic Meat and Colosimo’s, as well as local, grass-fed beef from Blue Tree Cattle Company. Prices are well below retail and make stretching families’ food budgets much easier all year round.

“The Community Food Co-op’s Market Sales give people a chance to shop in a relaxed, friendly setting,” said Trever Bruhn, assistant director of the Community Food Co-op of Utah. “We support local food producers and offer high-quality food at a great price, which allows them to stretch their food dollars much further.”

There’s no cost to become a member, but people are encouraged to donate at least $5.00 for their lifetime contribution when they become members. Members are encouraged to contribute 2 hours per month volunteering in the community and 2 hours per year volunteering with the Co-op.
“The Market Sale offers the same vibe as a farmer’s market, with a variety of quality food at a great price,” said Aimee Horman, a long-time Co-op member. “I love shopping at the Community Food Co-op’s Market Sales and wind up saving money on my groceries.”

The Community Food Co-op also holds a monthly sale, with distribution sites all over the Wasatch Front. More information can be found at https://foodco-op.net/order/new.

The Community Food Co-op is a project of Crossroads Urban Center. Any proceeds go back to Crossroads for their non-profit programs aimed at helping the disadvantaged in the region. For more information on the Co-op, market sales or how to get involved visit http://foodco-op.net or call (801) 746-7878.

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