Herriman Farmer’s Marketplace to showcase local entrepreneursJun 30, 2022 09:22PM ● By Peri Kinder
Herriman residents Natalie Rollinson and Denise Christiansen started Good4Life Markets to bring connection and community by organizing the Herriman Farmer’s Marketplace. They’ll also operate the West Valley City Farmer’s Market this year. (Photo courtesy Good4Life Markets.)
By Peri Kinder | [email protected]
J. Lynn Crane Park is the place to be in Herriman on Monday nights. Located at 5373 Main St., the park is home to the Herriman Farmer’s Marketplace which runs every Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 10.
Herriman residents Natalie Rollinson and Denise Christiansen started the market last year and are excited to introduce new vendors to the community.
“About 40 of our vendors are local Herriman residents that have small businesses that are selling at the farmer’s market,” Rollinson said. “We’re very excited about lending support to shop local and support small business, but we also just want the community to come out and get together.”
More than 60 vendors each week offer fresh produce, local honey products, homemade baby clothes, jewelry, baked goods, gluten-free items, handmade candies and more. Paired with the Hungry Herriman food truck league, which meets on the same night, city residents have lots of options to choose from.
Residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can bring their Horizon cards to shop at the market for fresh fruits and vegetables.
“This is a place to show that Herriman cares about each other, provides service to each other and helps people in need,” Rollinson said. “It’s fun to get out to the community and have something outside and be able to support one another.”
Jessica Bangerter has lived in Herriman for 20 years. Two months ago, she started a mobile drink bar, Ground to Earth, that she runs with her mother, Jo Ingram, and her daughter, Sierra Zymola. Her husband Bennett does all the tech work.
Ground to Earth specializes in coffees, teas, sodas, lemonades, shaved ices and Redbull infusions. This is her first year at the Herriman Farmer’s Marketplace and she’s excited to meet more people from the community.
“The farmer’s market is such an exciting place to be,” Bangerter said. “We are grateful to be able to participate every week. It’s a wonderful time to chat with locals and get to know other business owners. We are so grateful for the opportunity.”
Good4Life Markets is still accepting vendor applications and will leave the application process open all season. Organizers encourage local entrepreneurs in the areas of homemade crafts, food artisans, artists and musicians to apply. Visit Herriman.org/farmers-marketplace for more information. Residents can follow @Good4LifeMarkets on Facebook and Instagram.
“We love our community and are so blessed with the continuous love and support that we have received,” Bangerter said. “They’ve been so accommodating, Denise and Natalie. They’re the ones who run the market out here, they’ve been so amazing.”