Road Trip To Utah's Best Fresh Produce
This is harvest time in Utah. Fresh produce is abundant and available in grocery stores, farmers markets and roadside stands around the state. There is nothing better than fresh fruit and melons ripened on the tree or vine.
Some of our produce has become quite famous, as described in this Deseret News article. It is definitely worth a road trip. Below are excerpts from the article.
Bear Lake raspberries - Find Bear Lake raspberries at farm stands in the area and purchase what you can eat or use within a day or two — raspberries do not last long or travel well. LaBeau's famous raspberry shakes are one of the best ways to enjoy this fresh fruit.
Brigham City peaches and 'Fruit Way' - There is a stretch of U.S. 89 from Brigham City to Willard that has become known as "Fruit Way" because of the many seasonal produce stands that line the road.
Capitol Reef historic orchards - Capitol Reef National Park maintains and protects the remains of the town of Fruita, Wayne County, and its historic orchards. Visitors to the park are welcome to harvest their own cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, apples, almonds and walnuts in season.
Green River watermelons - You could wait for these watermelons to appear at local grocery stores and farmers markets, or you could go to the source and find adventure in the process. Melons of all varieties can be found at Melon Days, Sept. 14-15, or stock up on your favorites at a roadside stand.
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of Utah farmers markets.