As much as we like to talk about our favorite Park City activities, the mountain views we enjoy, or the fresh air we breathe, we often forget to mention the food! Residents and visitors love Park City food, and for good reason. Experienced craftsman bring us fresh, organic and carefully-crafted foods each day. Here is just a little bit about our favorite local food artisans and the delicious culinary crafts they produce.
Red Bicycle Breadworks
Red Bicycle Breadworks has been the downfall of carb-fearing Parkites since 2007. Using only the best and most local ingredients, these breads are baked each afternoon so you can have a fresh loaf for dinner. The story behind the name is that in the beginning, the bread was delivered to the Park Silly Sunday Market each week on a red bike pulling a trailer. As the bakery grew, so did the need for bigger wheels but the bakers like to say that the red bicycle is always ready to roll. Favorites loaves include: Potato and olive oil focaccia, Wasatch beer bread, chocolate chipotle and the Italian-style baguette with olive oil and sea salt known as “stick bread”. People have been known to get in arguments over the last loaf available at “The Market at Park City”. We dare you to eat just one slice.
Copper Moose Farm
Copper Moose Farm is a beautiful 3-acre organic farm. They produce all types of vegetables, flowers and eggs for the Park City community. You can stop by their farm stand Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the springtime through fall. And they have periodic winter hours where they sell their delicious offerings as well as other local products. You can also find their vegetables at area restaurants.
Morgan Valley Lamb
Morgan Valley Lamb was founded by the Gillmore family in 2001. They have been part of a family-owned sheep ranch for over 3 generations. In 2012 the ranch changed hands to Jones Creek Beef but has remained true to responsible farming practices and quality meats. Morgan Valley Lamb products are natural and growth hormone-free and are available at local specialty food stores, restaurants, farmers markets and directly from the producer.
Heber Valley Creamery
Located in Midway, Heber Valley Creamery offers award winning cheeses. They claim that their cheeses are so good because they are made by farmers. They have a unique farm-to-creamery process that lends itself to a true farm-to-table experience. Their Snake Creek Sharp cheddar cheese is a favorite as well as the Queso Fresco. Taste these cheeses and more at their store which is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. They also have formal monthly cheese tastings and other events. You an also buy the famous “Aggie Ice Cream” produced by Utah State University at their store.
Ritual puts the ART in artisan chocolate. Even if you don’t like chocolate (and who doesn’t?) you can appreciate the gorgeous packaging and special care put into every single bar. This operation uses classic European chocolate making methods with a modern American twist. There is a café featuring chocolate drinks, coffee and pastries and factory tours are offered on select days. Their chocolate bars are available in the café with samples of each. Yum. Even Seth Godin, a known artisan chocolate connoisseur, approves.
Between the great light, welcoming owner and dog friendly atmosphere, Hugo Coffee may be one of the cheeriest places in Park City. Did we mention the coffee is great, too? We were happy to hear Hugo is starting to roast their own beans. Another thing that’s new since we first wrote about this hotspot is a new location. They have a small coffee shop on Rasmussen Rd. in between the Crossfit and Powder Paws. This is a great service to all of the businesses in that area and they feature breakfast, lunch, smoothies and of course, delicious brews.
Park City Coffee Roasters
Many a morning wouldn’t be complete without the Park City Coffee Roasters. Roasting small batches of high quality coffee beans, they have been spoiling us with good coffee, delicious pastries and witty baristas since 1997. They purchase beans only from organic and Fair Trade certified farms. Their Kimball Junction location is connected to Storm Cyclery so you can sip soundly and tune up your bike at the same time.
A popular local saying goes that people “come for the winter and stay for the summer”. Well, we think visitors might stay for the food in Park City as well.
What’s your favorite Park City local food artisan? Let’s get an ultimate list going! Add your favorite indie food maker in the comments and we’ll add it to this list:
- Red Bicycle Breadworks
- Copper Moose Farm
- Morgan Valley Lamb
- Heber Valley Creamery
- Ritual Chocolate
- Hugo Coffee
- Fat Moose Foods
- Cognition Winery
- Volkers Bakery
Want to meet and greet all of the Park City local food artisans? Check out the Meet the Producers event:
What: Meet the Producers
Who: All Park City Food Aristans
Where: Swaner Nature Center
When: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm