Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah's Own at the State Fair

Brand Your Taste Buds with Utah’s Own
at the 2014 Utah State Fair

The Taste of Utah. Thursday Sept 4 2014 noon to 8 p.m. in the Specialty Event Tent. More than 50 Utah’s Own companies will offer the ultimate in free food sampling on the first day of the fair. For the first time visitors will be able to purchase many of these quality products to take home and enjoy. Enjoy a fresh Utah peach or apple presented by Utah’s Own to begin your adventure.  In addition, the event will offer several gluten free products including sweets, breads and crackers. Other unique exhibitors will sample handmade soaps.  This feast of local food is included with the purchase of a one day pass at the Utah State Fair.

The Utah's Own Funeral Potato Contest:  Tuesday, Sept. 9th , registration 7:00 p.m. and judging at 7:30 p.m. in the Zion Building. This contest is designed to encourage the use of products grown, produced or processed in Utah. Participants are required to use at least one Utah's Own ingredient, but are encouraged to use more. Dishes will be judged on taste, appearance, originality and creativity of the recipe and the best use of Utah's Own products (products must be clearly identified by brand name or in the case of fresh produce, who it was purchased or procured from). Dishes will be judged on taste, appearance and best use of Utah's Own products.

The Utah State Fair Dutch Oven Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau and Utah’s Own in the specialty event tent. The contest begins at 2:00 pm with the final awards at 8:00 pm. Judging will continue throughout the competition. The Best of the Best Chefs cooking with Dutch ovens will prepare a meal from appetizers to dessert. Contestants are encouraged to use Utah’s Own ingredients with 20% of the points awarded based on these ingredients. The chef using the most Utah’s Own products will receive a $75.00 gift bag from Utah’s Own. The contest begins at 2:00 p.m. with the final awards at 8:00 p.m. Judging will continue throughout the competition.

Utah’s Own Watermelon Eating Contest will be held Friday Sept 12 on the Xfinity Stage beginning at 6:00 p.m.. There will be categories for different ages. This is a fun event for 4-H and FFA exhibitors as well as visitors to the fair. Bring your whole family to participate in this fall eating event. Of course the watermelons are from Utah.

Eat Local Week Utah and the Eat Local Challenge  September 6 - 13, 2014
Eat Local Week celebrates the regional harvest, promotes local agriculture and the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage, and brings people together as a community. Through a series of activities and events, Eat Local Week educates the community about resources for eating locally, and increases awareness around food production, transportation, and access to healthy food.
- See more at: http://slcfarmersmarket.org/programs-events/eat-local-week#sthash.D6pdSyBJ.dpuf

Contact: Seth Winterton (801) 538-7141
 Cell (801) 870-8707
Larry Lewis (801) 538-7104

 

 

 

 

 

posted: September 3, 2014