Local Food Microgrant Program: Accepting Applications

Urban Food Connections of Utah is pleased to offer a limited number of microgrant opportunities for commercial farming establishments dedicated primarily to the production of fruits and vegetables using ecologically sustainable agricultural methods. The intent of the Local Food Microgrant Program is to increase the amount and diversity of ecologically sustainable agriculture made available to the Salt Lake City market by assisting local small farmers to access technology, education, tools and equipment to grow more organic local produce.

Who may apply for the grant?

UFCU is accepting applications from farmers that sell or distribute organic produce through Salt Lake City farmers markets, restaurants, institutions, grocery stores, and community supported agriculture operations that have drop-off sites within Salt Lake City limits. Microgrant funding is available to farms that are based in any of the following counties: Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Morgan, Wasatch, Utah, Summit, and Cache.

Projects that qualify for funding

Potential projects may include:

  • Installation of sustainable farming techniques such as waterwise irrigation systems, increased produce storage capabilities, solar panels, etc…
  • Building hoop houses or greenhouses to extend the growing season
  • Purchase of organic seed
  • Continuing education for farmers
  • Sponsorship for labor costs in the form of a summer farm apprenticeship

How to apply:

Applicants may complete the application found here. For questions regarding the grant and grant application, please contact our Grant Manager, Summer Martin, by email () or by phone (801.333.1102).

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Frisky Fresh Fish

Frisky Fresh Fish has been a sponsor of the Downtown Farmers Market for three years now. We are thrilled to have a sustainable fish source available to Salt Lake City residents. Although the fish is not local to Utah, it is one of the most environmentally responsible places to purchase seafood in Salt Lake City. Visit the Frisky Fresh Fish booth under the portico this Saturday. Coho salmon will be on sale!

The history of Frisky Fresh Fish from owner Daniel Curran: "Frisky Fresh Fish was started by Sean Brownell in Whitehorse, Yukon - just inland from the coast of southeast Alaska. After many years of struggling to find a good source of seafood, I decided to open a Frisky Fresh Fish branch here in Salt Lake City. The product that we get from the fisherman of Alaska is unrivaled in taste, quality, freshness and texture. Here at Frisky Fresh Fish we sell only the best wild and sustainably caught seafood. It is extremely important to us that our product is caught in a responsible way so that future generations can enjoy this great product from the unspoiled waters of Alaska. Once you taste Frisky Fresh Fish, you'll never buy seafood anywhere else."

Winter weather brings extra challenges to our homeless community and the organizations that serve them. For the month of November, the Winter Market at Rio Grande is holding a winter needs drive in conjunction with the Road Home. The top donation needs are gently used blankets, bath-size towels, hats, gloves and new pillows. For a full list, click here.

Help support the local community in a positive and impactful way. The best thing is to donate directly to service providers, not pan-handlers. For more information about homelessness and panhandling, please visit the Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST) website.

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