If you missed the Jackson Hole People’s Market this week, there’s still more time to find regionally grown fresh produce.
At noon yesterday, Slow Food in the Tetons opened its first farm stand. The long-running stand (next to Twigs in the Movieworks Plaza) was donated to Slow Food this summer. On Thursdays (noon to 6 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), customers will find super-fresh, local, regional, and mostly organic produce. The stand will be open through Sept. 29.
Sloane Bergien started the farm stand 22 years ago under the name Jackson Hole Farmers Market. Then last year the business was bought and run by a local company named From the Roots. This year the owners of From the Roots donated their business to Slow Food in the Tetons to support the local food scene and help Slow Food achieve their not-for-profit mission of connecting people to local healthy food.
The Slow Food farm stand will continue the tradition of working with local and regional farms to supply berries, peaches, other fruits, greens, and all sorts of vegetables throughout the summer.
Like the People’s Market, the Slow Food farm stand will except SNAP benefits and St. John’s Medical Center Veggie Vouchers.