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What is in season now? Our 10 favorite flavors of summer!

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Summer is the best season for eating fresh local produce. It is also the time you can buy local produce almost everywhere! With all the neighborhood farmer’s markets and produce stands you can cook with the freshest ingredients and add a whole new level to your summer cooking! Here’s our list of 10 favorite summer flavors you can find fresh right now.

Apricots
Peaches
Berries of all kinds- Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Cucumbers
Melons of all kinds- Watermelon, Honeydew, cantaloupes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes

Next week we’ll be sharing one of our favorite summer recipes for you to try featuring some of these great flavors.

MEET ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GROWERS

Strong Vertical Farms

We would love to introduce you to Strong Vertical Farms! Debbie and Grant Strong started SVG out of their home in Park City, Utah in November 2012. It was their vision to provide locally grown fresh produce to chefs and grocery stores 365 days a year by growing indoors.

Five years later, they are in their new 11,000 square foot growing facility located in Charleston UT.  They utilize state of the art systems to accomplish the climate controlled environment needed to grow indoors. The facility has the most updated water treatment, LED lighting & nutrient injection systems available in the market today. Since they grow their greens hydroponically (no soil) the water and nutrients are key to delivering safe quality produce. The water is recaptured and reused then sent through an ozonating system that kills pathogens and bacteria insuring a safe product. The byproduct of this system is oxygen that enriches the plants flavor, longevity and appearance. The produce is grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides and is NON-GMO.  The produce is sustainable, consistent and protected from weather and pests.

You can find their fabulous microgreens and lettuces at select Smiths, Harmons in Holiday and Taylorsville, and Wholefoods. And, happily, they also sell edible flowers!

Hoping you can find time to enjoy all the vibrant flavors of this beautiful season.

What’s Peaking Now? So Glad You Asked!

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Event Tips and Planning, Farmers Market, Favorite Find Friday, Food, Food Theory Thursday, How To, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Tips, Vendor Love!, Vendor Spotlight

Because we as consumers see such a huge variety of produce available in our markets all year long, it’s hard to remember exactly what’s in season in our area. Culinary Crafts loves sourcing as much of its produce as possible from local growers. And, we fine tune our menus seasonally to feature local items at their absolute best flavor peak. Here’s our list of spring delicacies to be enjoyed now.

Asparagus
Rhubarb
Peas
Strawberries
Carrots
Garlic
Butter lettuce
Parsley
Chives
Arugula
Swiss Chard
Pea greens

Next week we’ll be sharing one of our favorite spring salad recipes.

MEET ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GROWERS

Snuck Farm

We’re happy to give a shout out to our neighbor and one of our favorite growers, Snuck Farm, in Pleasant Grove. They have an awesome hydroponic greenhouse and supply local grocers with their herbs, greens and other produce year round. And, you’re in luck! They’re having a plant sale on May 12th, from 8am to 1pm… here’s the info below
Save the date for the Snuck Farm Annual Community Plant Sale!

May 12th  at 8am to 1pm.
You’ll find a large variety of vegetables and flowers all ready for your garden including over 30 heirloom tomato varieties, peppers, cucumbers, squash, herbs, zinnias, petunias, hanging baskets and, well of course more! All plant starts are grown right here in our own greenhouse, using non-GMO seeds which means your plants are grown in our climate, with tons of love so you won’t find wilted or distressed plants.
This is a great way to spend some time on the farm, bring Mom for an early Mother’s Day. Listen to live music, enjoy food, fresh flowers from Local Roots Flower Farm and some of our favorite new gardening tools, linens, books, and kitchen must-haves.
Hope to see you there!

Partner Spotlight: Snuck Farm

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Farmers Market, Pop Up Restaurants, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Vendor Spotlight

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We here at Culinary Crafts couldn’t help but share this lovely article from The Daily Herald featuring the fabulous Snuck Farm.  See it here. You may remember that they hosted our very first, awesomely delicious, Pop Up Restaurant!  Not only did they provide their lovely produce for the event, but we really just love everything about this place! Check them out and also you can purchase their amazingly fresh produce at our Farmer’s Market this Saturday at our Pleasant Grove location, 9 am-1pm.  They’ll also be providing freshly picked greens again for our next Pop Up Restaurant at our Pleasant Grove facility on September 19th.  (Purchase tickets here!) Happy reading, everyone!

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Farmers Market Sign for Social MediaOur Farmer’s Markets are easily one of Culinary Crafts’s favorite new events!  We love being able to interact with our community every week, host amazing local companies, and share Culinary Crafts’s products with you!  So, for Labor Day weekend, we are kicking it up a notch an inviting you and your family to spend the day with us.  Join us for breakfast where we’ll be serving Homemade Waffles and Syrup and then stay for Lunch as well for our Best-Ever Burgers.  We’ll also have a free bounce house, face painting, lots of farmer’s market booths and our AWESOME food fair too.  We hope to see you there!  It’s going to be tons of fun!!!  Happy market-ing, everyone!
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Culinary Crafts Farmers Market & Food Fair!!!

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Culinary Crafts is proud to announce that we are starting a Farmers Market & Food Fair and the opening day is August 8th!  Here are the deets:

The indoor market will feature Culinary Crafts’ house-made gelato, fresh-baked artisan breads, signature caramel corn, house-made vanilla extract, cookies, BBQ sauces, dry rubs and incredible pulled-pork sandwiches.

Snuck Farms will be offering their hydroponic greens, including romaine, butter lettuce, arugula, red/green oak leaf lettuce, red and green sweet crisp, chard, cress, spinach and basil.

Little Red Hen will have rich, delicious homemade caramels. Rosehill Dairy will offer their local milk, unpasteurized milk, cream, half n half, cheese and other dairy products – with no hormones or antibiotics. Local free-range eggs will also be available. Creamery Creek Farm’s handmade goats’ milk soaps will be on hand. Plus beautiful artisan jams from The Best Dam Jam. Bring the whole family and come on in!

And now, to celebrate our new venture, here are some farm fresh recipes!  Enjoy!

 

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