Have you visited a local Farmers Market yet? The open-aired markets are the perfect place to buy locally grown produce and products made by local artisans. And now, you can find one in just about any area of the valley and Park City.
Here are few to check out:
Wheeler Historic Farm- All the charm of a working farm with the added bonus of the market on Sundays. Find crafts, fruit, honey, baked goods and more!
6351 S. 900 E.
Now thru October 27
Sugar House Farmer’s Market- This market has the feel of the neighborhood. Local products focus on having a Sugar House flair. Enjoy fresh produce, unique craft artisans and delicious foods on a Wednesday evening.
Now thru October
Downtown Farmers Market-Salt Lake’s longest running summer tradition, now in its 28th year, takes place on Saturday and supports local farmers and producers by offering a large variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, grass-fed beef, locally made baked goods and other culinary goods.
Now thru October 19
Park Silly Market- The Park Silly market takes place on Sundays on Park City’s Historic Main street. Lining the street, you will find artisans, local foods, jewelers and local products.
Park City’s Historic Main Street
Now thru September 22
Daybreak Farmers Market- Now in its second summer season, the Daybreak Farmers Market has become a hit with the neighborhood. Here you will find small producers, organic produce, wild seafood and many other vendors creating leather goods, pottery and more.
Daybreak-11274 Kestrel Rise Road
Now thru September 28
Caring for a special needs child or an elderly adult can be met with fear and uncertainty. After all, when a diagnosis is made or the aging process leaves a parent in need of continual help, an uncharted territory lies ahead for the caregiver.
No person needs to take on the role alone. Resources exist to connect caregivers with a community of other caregivers and organizations that can provide both financial and emotional support.
In fact, make that step number one.
- Find a support system, build your tribe. That can be neighbors, friends, people from your congregation etc. People that understand [to the best of their ability] the situation and may even be a similar one. Take to the internet and seek out local organizations that deal with the same specific issue, talk and share with others.
- Knowledge is power. Ask questions, find out everything you can about the diagnosis. Do your research and stay up to date on the latest treatments etc. for the condition. Being armed with the latest information is empowering.
- Take care of you! The stresses of caring for others nonstop can be overwhelming. Take a break from time to time, ask for help from a trusted family member or friend. Often people around us wish to help, they just need to be told how. Local care agencies are another great resource to explore if you need it.
Summer time means fun in the sun, playing outdoors and outdoor recreation. There are few simple ways to keep our bodies healthy while enjoying the good weather.
Here are few tip to stay safe and healthy summer.
- Stay Hydrated- drink water. Water is important to good health. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help you stay hydrated in the summer heat. If you are active, up your intake.
- Wear Sunscreen- wearing at least a SPF 30 will help protect you from UV damage. Even if you are only going to be in the sun for a few minutes, lather it on.
- Stay cool- wear appropriate clothing and that is cool and light. Protect your eyes with sunglasses and if possible, wear a brimmed hat.
- Be fit, stay active-regular exercise contributes a healthy lifestyle overall. Being active in the early mornings or evenings will assist in not getting overheated. Wear a helmet when biking, riding a scooter, skateboarding etc.