Oasis Cafe, at 151 S, 500 East in Salt Lake City, is celebrating Earth Day by hosting a farmers market, and serving menu specials that use on local ingredients. Specials will include turkey burgers and chicken dishes from Utah's Heritage Valley Organic, with proceeds benefiting Wasatch Community Gardens.
Chad Midgely with Chad's Produce will be on hand from noon-6 p.m. for the farmers market. He will return each Saturday through the summer. His Earth Day crops include Swiss chard, rainbow carrots, candy striped beets, turnips, leeks and parsnips. He will also have farm eggs, locally raised onion plants, and heirloom tomato plants.
"Our diners appreciate the extra care we take, to fill our menus with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and the freshest seafood," said Billy Sotelo, executive chef. "We are starting our weekly farmers market to extend this effort to their home kitchens."
Slow Food Utah, at www.slowfoodutah.org has several other events listed on its Web site in conjunction with Earth Day:
Nature Conservancy "Picnic for the Planet"
1050 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT April 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Nature Conservancy
NEW ROOTS OF UTAH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
After a year of hard work and community dedication, the refugee "Field of Dreams" is turning into a reality.
Wednesday, April 20, 3: p.m.
3100 S. Lester St. - behind Redwood Recreation Center
Dining Diversity for a Good Cause
Join with 20 of Salt Lake City's fresh, local and independent restaurants with special menu options, April 18 - May 1. Follow this link for more information.
FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Utah Women's Alliance for Building Community, with guest panelists from Slow Food Utah and others.
Tuesday April 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
A Gift to Africa, 824 S. 400 W., Suite B101
Salt Lake City
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
Join Slow Food Utah at the shop that specializes in fair-trade products from around the world. We will be there with recipes and samples for you to try as you shop and receive a discount on garden products for Earth Day.
Friday, April 22 from 4 - 6 p.m.
1941 S. 1100 E.
Salt Lake City