Farmers market returns with selection of family fun

Saturday , July 11, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Raychel Johnson

OGDEN — A colorful spread for the eyes, ears and taste buds made its yearly appearance as the Downtown Ogden Farmers & Art Market. 

Everything from baby goats to barbecue chicken, doll dresses to zucchini was made available for purchase, with a special emphasis on supporting local businesses and farms. Children raced through the crowded growers’ corridor at the west end of the city park, while strollers, cyclists and even a mounted posse ambled down Historic 25th Street. where clothing, arts and crafts vendors took over the sidewalks. 

As the first official day for Ogden’s downtown farmers market, and also as a kickoff for Pioneer Days, a stage coach robbery was staged Saturday down Historic 25th Street. Complete with a well-dressed sheriff, fearless robbers and their female counterparts, an Old West shootout surprised some onlookers, to the delight of others. 

Local live entertainment is also booked for each market weekend for the season. This week, singer-songwriter Brett Turner crooned his Nashville-inspired ballads. The country theme carried through the rest of the park, with rows of gleaming red and green vintage tractors that stole the show. 

For more information on the Downtown Ogden Farmers & Art Market, and a schedule of events and entertainment, visit ogdenfarmersmarket.com.

Contact reporter Raychel Johnson at 801-625-4279 or rajohnson@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter @raychelNEWS.

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