Curious about the Urban Farming Program?
Read through our 2013 Implementation Handbook to learn about:
- Commercial Farming Program
- Parks for Produce/ Community Gardens
- Jail Horticulture Program
- Biofuel Program
- Refugee Gardens
- Environmental Health Sustainability Garden
- Benefits of all the programs
- Contact information for each program
Click on the Addendum documents below to get further information about application and contract processes:
Check out what the Urban Farming program was up to during 2012! From new community gardens to piles and piles of pumpkins- it was a great year! Read more by clicking on the link below:
Commercial Farming on underutilized County Lands.
In the fall of 2010 the County leased land to local farmers. This land will someday be used for parks, but at the time was literally growing weeds. Under the County's Urban Farming program, the land is being put to a better use, until revenues improve and the parcels can be developed.
Read the report presented to the County Council on August 30, 2011. Urban Farming Program Highlights 2011
See the Power Point presented to County Council on August 30, 2011. Urban Farming Update to Council
To buy the produce, contact:
- firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in Bell Organics weekly CSA.
- Go to the Downtown Farmers market to purchase Cottage Greens produce, grown by Diane and Jerry Jones.
- Stop by Cottage Greens leased property on Thursdays from 8 to 3 to purchase fresh from the garden. The address is 13800 South 323 East in Draper.
- Go to one of Thayne Tagge's road side stands or participate in the weekly CSA. www.taggesfamousfruit.com to get a list of locations.
Meet the Farmers
Tagges Famous Fruit has leased approximately 7 acres north and east of the Holladay Lion's Recreation Center.
Thayne and Cari Tagge have been farming along Utah's Fruit Row in Perry for several years (one of their orchards is pictured above). They are excited to have property close to their home in Holladay and to provide residents with fresh locally grown produce.
Read more about Salt Lake County's Urban Farming Initiative.
Two additional parcels in South Jordan and West Jordan cities are under negotiations.
In 2009 Salt Lake County began a new Urban Farming Initiative. Publicly owned lands that are currently lying fallow will be considered for lease for the purposes of growing fruits and vegetables.
The purpose of Salt Lake County’s Urban Farming program is to:
• Preserve agricultural land to meet the nutritional needs of
present and future generations and support local farmers
• Protect our local food supply
• Better utilize County lands
• Promote the use of biofuel production on non-
traditional agronomic lands
• Provide agricultural-based economic development opportunities
• Preserve vistas and landscapes
• Promote a healthy lifestyle and improved nutrition along the Wasatch Front