Farmers Markets to Visit in Utah

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Summer is coming to an end, but there are still fun things to do on the weekends with your family and friends. Get outside, have fun, and support Utah’s local vendors by visiting a farmers market near you.

Here is a list of farmers markets across Utah:

Salt Lake

Salt Lake Farmers Market

Location: Pioneer Park (350 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City)

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28

Sugar House Farmers Market

Location: 1040 E Sugarmont Dr

Times and dates: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until October 26

University of Utah Farmers Market

Location: 200 Central Campus Dr

Times and dates: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 5

Wasatch Front Farmers Market — Wheeler Farm

Location: Wheeler Farm (6351 S. 900 East in Murray)

Times and dates: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 29

Central Utah

Happy Valley Farmers Market — Orem

Location: University Mall (575 E University Pkwy)

Times and dates: Fridays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 27

Lavell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market

Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium (1700 N. Canyon Road in Provo)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 26

Provo Farmers Market

Location: 550 W. Center St. in Provo

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28

Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market

Location: 40 S. Main St. in Spanish Fork

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 28

Northern Utah

Bountiful City Farmers Market

Location: 400 N 200 W (2th North Park)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. from until October 13

Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Location: 199 N. Main St. in Logan

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 21

Farmers Market Ogden

Location: 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until September 16

Syracuse City Farmers Market

Location: Shadow Point Shopping Center South/West corner (1200 W Antelope Dr) in Syracuse

Times and dates: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. until September 27

Eastern Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market

Location: Historic Main Street in Park City

Times and dates: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 17

Heber Valley Farmers Market

Location: Main Street Park (250 S. Main St.)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. until August 31

Southern Utah

Cedar City’s Downtown Farmers Market

Location: 905 South Main Street at IFA, Cedar City

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.- noon all year long

Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square

Location: 2 W. St. George Blvd. in St. George

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon

Moab Farmers Market

Location: Swanny City Park (400 N. 100 West in Moab)

Times and dates: Fridays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. until October 27th

Zion Canyon Farmers Market

Location: 1212 Zion Park Blvd. in Springdale

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon until October 14

 

Pioneer Day Celebrations Throughout Utah

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Pioneer Day is an annual state holiday in Utah meant to celebrate and honor the pioneers who demonstrated industry and bravery when they ventured to settle in what is now Salt Lake City. Celebrations are traditionally held on July 24th throughout the state, and include parades, pioneer games, and fireworks.

Here is a list of various firework events, along with other activities, going on in honor of Pioneer Day throughout the state:

July 21st

Bountiful  – http://www.handcartdays.org/Events

July 22nd

Salt Lake Bees Game – http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t561

Fairview City – http://fairviewcity.com/cms/park-and-recreation/pioneer-day-celebration/

Mapleton – http://mapleton.org/event/july-24th-celebration/

Cottonwood Heights – http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/community/events/butlerville_days/

July 24th

Salt Lake City – http://www.slcgov.com/slcevents/slc-events-firework-shows

Ogden – http://www.ogdenpioneerdays.com/index.php/extensions/events-calendar

Spanish Fork – http://www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/fiestadays/calendar.php

Logan – http://www.loganutah.org/departments/parkrec/specialevents/2017PioneerDayCelebrationPosterUpdate(7-5-17).pdf

Heber – http://www.gohebervalley.com/Charleston_24th_of_July_Celebration

Washington County – http://www.daysof47.com/events/days-of-47-dixie-celebration

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5 Utah Swimming Holes to Visit This Summer

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The heat is upon us in Utah and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. Beat the heat and experience the natural beauty that Utah has to offer by visiting these swimming holes that are sure to impress.

Toquerville Falls

Located just outside Zions National Park in a secluded area, this swimming hole is a desert oasis.

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Homestead Crater

An all-natural geothermal pool located in Midway. The water stays at a toasty 96 degrees and is great for floating around or even scuba diving.

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Fifth Water Hot Springs

This place is a little piece of heaven on earth where the natural hot spring pools are fed by a beautiful waterfall. Located in the middle of Diamond Fork Canyon.

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Mona Rope Swings

Located about 30 minutes south of Provo at the Mona Ponds. They have multiple platforms you can use to swing out to the water and there is even a small rope swing for younger kids to try out.

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Mill Creek North Fork Canyon Swimming Hole

This beautiful spot in Moab is considered the local swimming hole, and a nice relaxing place to beat the heat.

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Monthly Market Stats – May 2017

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Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

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So you’ve decided to buy your first home. It’s an exciting adventure and there are many things you’ll need to prepare for. Before you get going, here is a list of steps to help you along and make the process easier.

Pick your location and browse for homes online

One of the biggest things you’ll want to settle on before you start your search is the location where you want to live. If you’re not set on specific neighborhoods, think about the best area for your needs. Keep in mind the commute, schools, proximity to family and friends, and overall lifestyle.  You can use the tools found on www.UtahRealEstate.com to find homes that match your location and criteria.

Hire a REALTOR®

Searching online is a great way to find what you’re looking for, but it can be overwhelming and tricky to understand the best process for making an offer on a home. You may be looking at homes that are out of your price range and you don’t want to get your heart set on something only to later find out that it doesn’t quite fit your budget.

Having a professional on your side to guide you through negotiations can help you avoid costly situations that will help you save in the long run. You can find an agent that works in your area on UtahRealEstate.com’s Find a Realtor search page.

Talk to a mortgage lender

It is a good idea to research and find a lender so that you can get pre-qualified for a loan. Starting this process early, especially in a hot market, may help bolster your offers on homes.

Improve your credit if needed

When you decide on a lender, your credit will be examined and you will receive a credit score. Anything above a 760 is considered a strong score; 700 to 759 is considered a good score; and 650 to 699 is considered a fair credit score. Your score will play a role in determining the interest rate you receive from your lender

If you find that your credit score is not where it should be, there are things that you can do to bump it up.

Don’t damage your credit report

When you’re in the process of buying your home, be sure to be mindful of your finances. Late credit payments and large credit purchases may lower your credit score or create questions from your lender, which can possibly hurt you in the loan process. Your loan isn’t fully approved until it goes through underwriting, and that can stretch throughout the closing period.

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