Millcreek Market Launch
The Millcreek Community Market kicks off its 2012 season on Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. The market is a free, family-friendly event featuring products and crafts from a wide variety of farmers, gardeners, food vendors and artists, along with live music and interactive demonstrations. The main focus of the market is education and awareness of food sources: where food is grown, and how it’s processed and distributed. Amber DeBirk, executive director for the Millcreek Community Market, has two young daughters with food allergies and says, “I need to know exactly where the food my family eats comes from and what’s in it. I’m proud that the Market’s mission is to bridge that gap of information—what happens from the vine to the dinner table.” The Millcreek Community Market will be held at the Historic Baldwin Radio Factory (3474 S. 2300 East) every Thursday through October 4. Visit MillcreekCommunityMarket.com for more information.
Arts Festival Artisan Tastings
This year’s Park City Kimball Arts Festival features a new attraction: food and drink. More specifically, local artisan food and drink. A Utah Artisan Tasting will be added to this year’s festival, featuring six food producers that specialize in hand-crafted products: Amour Spreads, Instant Karma, Millcreek Cacao Roasters, Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn, Red Bicycle Breadworks and Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery. Arts Festival attendees are invited to come up to the Artisan Tasting area at the top of Main Street and sample these fine local products during the festival Aug. 3 through 5. For more information, visit ParkCityKimballArtsFestival.org.
Chef John Murcko, who in the past few years has garnered numerous awards and accolades as Talisker Inc.’s executive chef, has departed to work for Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. Colorado native Zeke Wray has been promoted to executive chef at Talisker, overseeing more than two dozen Talisker eateries, including those at Canyons Resort and Tuhaye. Talisker signature restaurants include Talisker on Main, The Farm, Bistro at Canyons and Slopes by Talisker at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City. Visit Talisker.com for more information.
Quote of the week: In politics you’ve got to learn that overnight, chicken shit can turn to chicken salad. —Lyndon B. Johnson