• About Urban Food Connections

    Urban Food Connections of Utah educates the community about local food, regional food producers and Utah’s proud agricultural heritage. Through a series of programs, workshops, and events, we help communities incorporate more local and whole foods into their daily menus, support regional farmers and food producers by assisting with direct marketing and sales opportunities and provide educational resources to farmers and food producers. These efforts bolster support for sustainable farming practices and increase year-round availability of locally and sustainably-produced food for our communities. We strive to build a passionate community around local food and to create dynamic community gathering places, social interaction and sense of place while connecting urban dwellers and consumers with local farmers and food. We support alternative outlets for consumers of all income levels to buy nutritious foods in an atmosphere conducive to the exchange of information and ideas between producers and consumers. Through these efforts, UFCU educates the community about our region’s bounty and those who labor to produce it.

    For more information about the markets we operate, please visit slcfarmersmarket.org or email alison@downtownslc.org


  • Eat Local Week Utah

    Eat Local Week Utah

    Eat Local Week Utah is a statewide program that celebrates the regional harvest, promotes local agriculture and the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage, and brings people together as a community over the food they eat. Through a series of activities and events, Eat Local Week educates the community about resources for eating locally, and increases awareness around food production, transportation, and access to healthy food for all. Eat Local Week features the Eat Local Challenge, which is a personal commitment to eating only food that comes from within a 250 mile radius of one’s home for one week, or longer if desired. The Eat Local Challenge can be tailored to each individual, by simply picking a few food groups and eating as locally as possible within those categories.

    Visit Eatlocalweek.org
  • Summer in a Jar Series

    Summer in a Jar Series

    "Summer in a Jar" is a series of food preservation workshops where people are taught how to preserve food grown from their own gardens or purchased from local farmers. These workshops include hands-on experience with waterbath canning, freezing, drying, and pressure canning. The program features between 6 and 10 workshops per year, in partnership with Slow Food Utah, Wasatch Community Gardens, and Salt Lake County’s Urban Farming program. With roughly 16 students per class, it is an excellent way to learn the arts of canning, drying, and freezing that were vital to previous generations.

    Back to top