Customers can sample products and meet some of the growers at the farmers39 markets Photo courtesy of Associated Food Stores

Customers can sample products and meet some of the growers at the farmers' markets. (Photo courtesy of Associated Food Stores)

Associated Foods hosts weekly farmers' markets at stores

Associated Food Stores’ corporate stores will sell Utah produce at “farmers’ markets” on Saturday mornings through Sept. 3, the retailer announced.

Forty-three locations of banners Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market will offer produce from over 30 local farms outside stores from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. each week. Customers can also sample products and meet some of the farmers.

While supply is available, the retailer will also sell local fruits and vegetables in the produce department inside stores. Items will be marked with the name and local of the farm and the story of the grower.

“Our guests can find a wide assortment of local produce — from watermelon to peaches, corn, zucchini — we have all the goodness,” Danni Barnhart, produce merchandiser for Associated Retail Operations, said in a press release. “As a local grocery store, we find working with local farmers is a win-win for everyone. Our guests get the best produce available, local farmers are able to sell their crops — supplying our locally owned grocery stores, which ultimately strengthens Utah’s economy.”

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