Every Saturday, Pioneer Park hosts the Downtown Farmers Market and every Saturday I come across more and more reasons to restock my fridge with quality local goods! Since there's no shortage of interesting and creative vendors, every week I my best to highlight a few of my favorite finds! So, here's this week's picks...
Tulie bakery has mastered the craft of casual elegance. I’m always ready for some coffee and pastries and Tulie is really spicing up the craft with quality local ingredients. I got to partake in an interesting creation I’ve never tried before, a Green Tea Macaroon. Soft and intriguing, it had just enough sweetness while remaining pleasantly light. Hearing that this vendor had a permanent location near 9th and 9th was the best news I’d heard all day. They have a very elegant selection of sandwiches, beverages and baked goodies. Because they use natural product they have a bit of a seasonal menu. Tulie Bakery is at located 863 E. 700 S. but if you want to plan ahead or learn about their ingredients go to tuliebakery.com
Tagge’s Famous Fruit
What was the star of Farmer’s Market this week? Cherries. At $7 for a basket full (which seems like a
very generous amount although I don’t know the actual weight) I’ll be having pie for every meal! Along with cherries they have fresh fruits and veggies like peaches and sugar snap peas, which I also bought at $4 a basket. I was dipping my digits in plastic bags for hours after I got home. I also tried some of Tagge’s mean Mango Salsa. It was stupendous! It was super chunky, while both sweet and spicy. They are selling at multiple locations and fruit stands all over the state, check out their website
for more information.
Charming Beard Coffee
The name of this company originally drew me to the vendor. What do beards have to do with coffee? Well, this name I discovered is not based on the coffee, but on the coffee creators! These fellows have super beards and just want their beans to be roasted simply, properly, and with love. Their beans are know as “single region small batch” beans, which are beans picked from small farms located in one growing region and are roasted in smaller amounts. By coming from only one region you can get much more of an authentic flavor and roasting them in smaller batches guarantees that the bold flavor is retained in each bean. They have a roasting space at 3340 s 300 w Suite #2, but you can place orders 24 hours a day at Charming Beard Coffee’s website
Lick’d Ice Cream Bars
Popsicles are irresistible during these hot Utah summers, but popsicles made from scratch? Made from local ingredients? Plum Basil? That is craziness. These tasty little deserts are sweet and a little savory at the same time. But most importantly, refreshing. I was so fascinated by the flavors on my tongue that the popsicle didn’t last nearly as long as I would have hoped. There are tons of creative combinations of flavors, like Mango Raspberry and Avocado Pistachio. Lick’d has a mission, to make their customers, “indulge in their curiosity”. These pops really felt like a way to satisfy the kid in all of us as well as the gourmet loving adults. Lick’d Pops are sold at Harmon’s grocery stores but they also have tons of info on their Facebook
Cosset Bath Products
For any person who enjoys a good luxurious bath product, smell is key. The first thing I did after entering the Cosset tent was immediately shove colorful bags and creams in my face. Every single sent was a winner! They of course had the classics like Vanilla Bean and Cherry Blossom, but the Ocean Mist and the Lilkoi were enough to make my eyes roll back into my head in bliss. They have 8 scents to choose from and you can get in any form you want: bath salts, marbles, bath bombs, creams, lip balms, and that’s not all ladies and gentleman! These products are sulfate and paraben free and are never tested on animals. When I asked the vendors why they do what they do, they had the easiest most sensible response I’d ever heard, “We just love quality bath products!” They have a location in West Jordan at 2337 Jordan Meadows Ln, or check out their product on their website