Thom Garwood was a music composition student at the University of Utah and worked as a cook at Sage’s Cafe and Super Natural. He was looking for something different to do but didn’t really want a traditional 9 to 5. He started playing with recipes using different ingredients for a ginger beer. He felt his ginger recipe could be a unique addition to the local food community, … [Read more...]
Salsa Del Diablo: Entrepreneurs Bring Salsa Expertise to Market
Much to the annoyance of Heinz ketchup’s 110 year-old factory operations, craft salsa is now outselling ketchup in overall sales in the United States. Ketchup is to salsa what Natural Light beer is to Uinta 801 Pilsner—it tastes better, it’s more distinct and it supports the local economy. The craft of making salsa is quickly becoming king. Meet Daniel Benites, former REI … [Read more...]
Farmers Market bans plastic beverage bottles. Is Salt Lake City next?
The Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City has instituted a ban on the sale of beverages packaged in plastic containers. According to Market Manager, Alison Einerson, “As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility, we have implemented a WasteWise Program. What this means is that we do everything we can to reduce waste at our market, and we educate … [Read more...]