The smell of bacon wafted through the air, as friends chatted and shoppers shopped at the first Moab Farmer’s Market of the season Saturday, May 5.
Families came in cars or on bikes. Some grown-ups drank coffee. Some kids munched mini cupcakes.
Most everyone toured the market, stopping at booths to ask who had grown what or how much that little-girl tutu cost.
The Moab Farmer’s Market kicked off Saturday, May 5, at Swanny City Park, 100 West and Park Drive. It continues this Saturday, May 12, and every Saturday through Oct. 20.
The market is from 8 a.m. to noon.
Organized by the Youth Garden Project, the Farmer’s Market is a chance for local growers and artists to showcase – and sell – their goods.
It’s early in the season, so not much produce was yet available. Still, roommates Emily Stock and Shelby Cunliffe sold some of what they’ve grown in their backyard garden. The two had lots of vegetable starts and herbs.
Also on hand was homemade soap, homemade jam, wooden spoons, jewelry and more.
The Moab Regional Hospital had kale chips to sample. The hospital is a sponsor this year and is working toward encouraging healthy eating and living.
At the market, a couple local musicians played a while as well.
After checking out the vendors, many families ended up at the park’s playground where kids climbed the wrong way up slides and parents sat in the sun and relaxed.
For more information on the Moab Farmer’s Market, visit www.youthgardenproject.org.