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New Ogden Winter Market to offer locally sourced food, live music

January 15, 2018
New Ogden Winter Market to offer locally sourced food, live music

By LEIA LARSEN • Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Farmers and food producers work year-round to make their goods, and starting this year, they’ll have another season to vend their goods in Ogden.

The Ogden Winter Market kicks off Jan. 20, and will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Feb. 24. Taking place in the Union Station downtown, it will feature a cornucopia of local products, from hot food and coffee to hardy winter produce like microgreens and root veggies.

“We’re not just pulling an event out of thin air. People have been asking for this,” said Kim Bowsher with the Ogden Downtown Alliance. “We’ve put a lot of thought into it, working with our growers, getting to a point where we could support it.”

Bowsher said the community has been calling for a winter market since the Downtown Alliance started managing the Farmers Market Ogden on Historic 25th Street in 2016. Bringing the winter event to fruition benefits local farmers, too.  

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“With the winter market, it really expands your opportunity to make sales,” said Levi Call with Call’s Freedom Farm in West Haven. “I think the winter market is really exciting.”

It will be smaller than the summer version, Bowsher said. Around 60 vendors have signed on, compared to 250 in the summer. Some aspects will still feel familiar, including live music and free community yoga sessions hosted by AndShesDopeToo

For more information on the indoor winter market, visit FarmersMarketOgden.com/Winter-Market.