Meet Your Farmer: Ranui Gardens

A Farmers Market favorite, Ranui Gardens was founded by Steve and Jenny Erikson in 1984. The pair came from different backgrounds, Jenny a native New Zealander with a horticulture degree, and Steve a lifetime gardener, to create a harmonious farming philosophy built on wholesome, nutrient-rich products. The third employee of this small operation is John, the friendly face you'll see every Saturday at the Farmers Market.

Ranui Gardens is special because they grow in a mountainous setting, taking advantage of the cool weather and diurnal swings in temperature of the higher altitudes. Their produce is grown in spring-fed soil that provides for nutrient-rich outcomes and a healthy option for market-goers. As Utah's first certified organic farm, Ranui maintained a long history of organic growing; however, the farm is no longer "certified." As mountain growers, the folks of Ranui Gardens are proud to provide leafy greens throughout the year, a host of fresh veggies, herbs, and fresh cut flowers to their loyal customers as well as newcomers. Like Ranui Gardens on Facebook.

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