Hunter Palmer, a Snow College sophomore and farmer established his own farmers market. The market started on August 15th, and will continue through September running every Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm in “The Sterling Station” parking lot located in Sterling Utah. Palmer says that it has always been a goal of his to run his own produce and garden business, and that this is a great start to doing just that.
All the produce sold at Palmer’s market, with includes such things as: peaches, apples, pears, corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, and beats grown right here in Utah. Along with the fruits and vegetables sold there, there are also vendors selling such things as homemade breads, jerky, raw honey, lotions, flavored sugars, sugar scrubs, infused oils, and cinnamon buns.
Shaelie Ivie, who also Snow student, said this of the market, “I love this! It is so close, so fresh, and the watermelon is delicious.” Eleshia Steinfeldt resident of Sterling, who is participating as a vendor selling an array of vegetables at the market said, “We are so happy to have a farmers market so close to home. We have wanted to do this ourselves for so long, and now we receive benefits on both ends; as a vendor and as a consumer.”
The market is fifteen minutes away from Snow campus. Palmer says “That this market is a great way for students and community members to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a good price. And that by participating in this you will not only be supporting your neighbors, but also supporting the agricultural communities of Utah.” For those that may be interested in selling or having a booth at the Farmers Market it is a five dollar fee paid to Hunter Palmer. Contact him at (435) 851-3258 to sign up or with any questions.