Today I’m really excited to bring you a full review and fall family fun guide to one of the coolest little locations in the Salt Lake City area, Urban Farm & Feed. We’ve got new local mom, blogger and professional photographer, Cara Mathis of Catcher in the Rye Photography here to give you all the details about this super cute local gem of a market. They’ve got everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetable to homemade pies and sweets. There’s pumpkin picking and animals to feed in the fall, as well as a year-round farm school for kids. If you’re in the Salt Lake Area (living there or just passing through), add this place to your “must see” list.
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.
About Urban Farm & Feed
Since 2012, Urban Farm & Feed has been giving back to its community with farm fresh produce, treats, and activities. Owners Marty and Maryann are first generation farmers who turned their love of the land into 40+ acres of farm fresh offerings. Scattered across Utah, Urban Farm & Feed provides fruits and vegetables, as well as free-roaming chickens, lambs, and cows to Utahns.
And the coolest thing about Marty and Maryann? They turned their love of farming into the Wasatch Front Farmers Market.
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 food and activities Urban Farm & Feed is offering this season!
Fun Fall Activities
- 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
- Farm schools held throughout the year to encourage others to live a simple, homemade, and happy life
Local Produce and Treats
Our favorite Fall treat this season has been the pies at Urban Farm & Feed. Apple, key lime, and chocolate decorate the tables and refrigerators in the shop. We’ve had a taste of each of them. Not only are they to die for delicious, but they’re small enough to justify getting one for each of you! We treat them as personal-sized. Because pie not?
- Fresh baked apple cider donuts every Saturday through the end of October
- 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
Our Family Favorite
Every time we visit Urban Farm & Feed, we have to get the Aggie Blue Mint ice cream, fresh from USU Aggie Creamery. It’s a combination of cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, and, well, blue. And it is Heaven on earth! Even as the temperatures drop to the 40s this month, I have every intention of continuing the ice cream tradition. After all, as Brandon Sanderson said in the Rithmatist, “Everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward.” And my, can suffering be delicious.
While we visit the Sandy location at 8767 S 700 East, Urban Farm & Feed is actually a collection of farms, as well as a partnership among farmers. Vegetable farms can be found throughout the Salt Lake county, and Urban Farm & Feed farmers garden plots from 1/4 acre to 9 acres large. In addition to vegetables, some plots maintain animals and poultry for the farm.
Our favorite location is the newest addition to the Urban Farm & Feed family, located at 8767 S 700 East in Sandy, Utah. Here you can find a U-Pick Acre, chickens and lambs, farm-to-table dinners, and an assortment of farm activities. And don’t forget the ice cream!
We’ve been to the shop a few times now – usually on Saturdays – and we’ve never 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.
Plan your Visit
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. (And let’s be honest – Even that won’t stop me).
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!
Cara Mathis is mom to one hysterical little two-year-old and wife to the love of her life. She’s a photographer, blogger and former advocate at the DOJ. She’s passionate about art, music, dance, Kate Spade, cake and interior design She recently moved to Utah after 6 years in Washington DC and Philadelphia, prior to that. Since moving West, their family’s been busy taking advantage of all the activities and outdoor attractions the Beehive State has to offer – mountains and canyons, state fairs and farmers markets, festivals and amusement parks galore.
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