Live with Amanda Jones: Thanksgiving fixins, when bought local, support Utah farmers
(KUTV) Vernal resident Dale Batty believes his pasture-raised, grass-fed beef, poultry, pork and lamb not only taste better and have higher nutrients, but also allow his ranch to contain carbon better than other modes of ranching. By rotating grazing areas, and allowing plant and animal' organic matter to stay in the soil, Batty says his pasture grows stronger while actually removing carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon Farmers of America cite research that says this grazing method sequesters enough gas from the atmosphere to solve the climate crisis. You can find his gigantic turkeys and other meats for your holiday table today at the downtown Winter Market. For more information visit Dale Batty's website.
But what about the side dishes? Vennessa Hoover, an urban farmer based in West Valley City, says you can impress guests with the powerful flavor of her heirloom squash, carrots and other produce. Her favorite recipe? Pumpkin muffins, made from scratch. Hoover says when you purchase from her stand, Garden Goodies, you're acknowledging a year of hard work and are helping to keep a fellow Utahn in business. You can also find Garden Goodies, as well as bread, cheese, dessert, beverage and other vendors at today's Winter Market. For more information visit Vanessa Hoober's website.
The Winter Market happens every other Saturday (through April 22nd) from 10am-2pm at the Rio Grande West portico in Salt Lake City. Visit the Salt Lake Farmer's Market website for more info.