Modeled on the country’s great city markets, the Salt Lake City Public Market will be another jewel in Salt Lake’s downtown, creating a unique indoor/outdoor public space that serves residents from throughout the state, attracts visitors, and supports Utah’s growing local food movement.

The Rio Grande Depot offers a compelling space for the Public Market and a great public use for an iconic historic structure. The Depot is well known, architecturally stunning, easily accessible for locals and visitors, and reflects the Public Market’s focus on authenticity and place.

The Public Market builds upon a strong foundation: the outstanding success of the 28-year-old Downtown Farmers Market, initiated by the Downtown Alliance in 1992 to introduce positive activity into Pioneer Park. The Downtown Farmers Market has evolved into one of the nation’s premier outdoor markets where more than 300 Utah farmers and small businesses participate in the Market and more than 10,000 customers from all walks of life enjoy the Market every Saturday.

Since 2013, the Downtown Farmers Market has operated inside the Rio Grande Depot during the winter months, from November to April. This experience has proven the potential for the Rio Grande Depot to be the full-time home of the Public Market.

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