My family and I moved to Utah from D.C. last Thanksgiving. Needless to say, it’s been a bit of a culture shock — in the best way possible. One of the things we’ve noticed most about this state is the sheer volume of farmers markets and outdoor activities it offers.
It feels like we discover a new market every week, each one teeming with even more artisan crafts and fresh produce than the last.
One of my all-time favorites is Urban Farm & Feed in Sandy, Utah.
Fall Fun at Urban Farm & Feed
Open Tuesday through Saturday and offering everything from fresh produce to farm fresh Fall decor to homemade pies and ice cream, you won’t find a one-stop shop like Urban Farm & Feed anywhere else in the area.
Especially for Fall.
I mean, just listen to the one-of-a-kind activities Urban Farm & Feed is offering this season!
- Fresh baked apple cider donuts every Saturday through the end of October
- Kids crafts and farm activities every Thursday at 11am, capped off by visiting with and feeding the animals in the back (Can you say ‘goats’?!); ages 12 and under
- Fresh breakfast from 9am to 11am every other Saturday through the end of October, $6-$10 per plate
- U-pick pumpkins
- Local homemade kombucha, butter, cream, and treats
- Squash, gourds, apples, pears, and corn
- Local homemade jellies, jams, and condiments
- Tomatoes, chilis, meats, dairy, and other fresh produce and staples
- Fresh ice cream from the USU Aggie Creamery (The Aggie Blue Mint is to die for)
- Fresh baked pies daily, made entirely from scratch right in the kitchen!
- Farm schools held throughout the year to encourage others to live a simple, homemade, and happy life
- Winter market when the temperature drops!
Talk about sensory overload!
We’ve been here a few times – usually on Saturdays – and we’ve not once had a problem finding parking and getting in. The owners, Maryann and Marty, and their two boys are always there, chatting with customers, baking in the kitchen, and tending to the gardens around the store.
During our last trip, I bought several bundles of corn stalks to decorate my front porch. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. And the best part? My home decor supports local businesses! Wins all around!
I’m planning on taking my family to Urban Farm & Feed every weekend until the weather gets so cold we can’t lift the donuts to our mouths anymore. We’ll also keep frequenting the Wasatch Front, Wheeler Farm, and Gardner Village farmers markets, which were founded, hosted, and organized by Marty and Maryann, as well!
Urban Farm & Feed is the perfect local shop to get your kids out and exploring their surroundings. Encourage them to learn about respecting and cultivating the land, all while enjoying the delicious treats that come from hard work and sustainable farming.
Shop local this Fall season, and bring your kiddos on down to Urban Farm & Feed, right off Redwood Drive in Sandy, Utah! You’ll leave happy, full, and ready to plant your own garden and watch it grow!