BUG Farms Favorite Links!
http://wasatchgardens.org/ Wasatch Community Gardens is an extremely valuable resource for all aspiring gardeners and food eaters in Salt Lake County. Beyond connecting people with plots of gardening space, they provide dozens of informative and interesting workshops, an amazing youth education program, and fun community events free for everyone. Their website has all sorts of info gems like this one.
http://kenyonorganics.com/ Carolyn and Cory are the duo behind this great Salt Lake City farm business. They offer amazing veggie transplants and seeds grown right here literally in their and other backyards! Their newly completed seed catalog is beautiful and informative. I highly reccomend buying any plant/seed/food related items from them, so check out their website!
http://www.mesafarmmarket.com/ I spent a perspective-changing 2008 growing season experiencing life on this farm in the desert of southern Utah. Randy Ramsley is a truly inspiring individual and produces "Food From Heaven" on his farm. I learned a lot of things as an apprentice here, and will never forget the experience and have will have a deep connection to that place for the rest of my life. I never ate better or more locally than I did while living and working at Mesa Farm! I encourage everyone to venture down to this remote spot in Utah for a good conversation, wonderful food, and unique experience at Mesa Farm Market. Or at least check out their website ; )
http://www.spinfarming.com/ SPIN Farming provides a template for a revolutionary way of small scale farming that I think will do a lot to transform unused urban spaces into food producing areas all over the world. I am using mostly SPIN principles for B.U.G. Farms, and their information has been indispensible for the stating of this farm.
http://www.thefarmersgarden.com/ This website is a place for small scale food growers everywhere to post free classifieds to sell, trade, or give away their lovely grown goods. I will be using this site as a tool to sell/trade my extra produce throughout the season, so sign up and keep track, and also check out what other growers have available.
http://www.eatwhatsreal.com/blog/ This is a blog for Amy from EatWhatsReal.com. She and her partner have a large market farm down in Orem, Utah. I met them during a Slow Food Utah event to connect local farmers to local chefs. She wrote a charming blog about B.U.G. Farms, and has a very informative website about eating well and locally. Also check out her farm website called Jacob's Cove Heritage Farm
http://tenaciouspalate.typepad.com/blog/ A blog from my good friend Mark Benson, who is a chef and photographer extrordinaire here in Salt Lake. He writes great blogs including easy to follow recipes using healthy, locally grown food!
http://cosmohippiechef.blogspot.com/ Another great blog written by a farmers market customer with healthy, yummy recipes!
http://www.ediblecommunities.com/wasatch/ Edible Wasatch is our totally awesome NEW magazine focused on showing off the burgeoning local food community here along the Wasatch Front. This publication is doing wonders to showcase and build the local food community here in Salt Lake!