Utah has a lot of land dedicated to growing food, and a few places are famous for having great dirt and weather for fruit! You need to eat about 3 servings of fruit a day. One serving is about one whole apple, a glass of orange juice, or a cup of mixed fruit mixed into a smoothie.
Utah’s “Fruit Way” is along Highway 89, between Brigham City and Willard, and is lined with fruit trees and fruit stands on the side of the road. You can find Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Cherries, and Apples, as well as all sorts of veggies too! Watch for them if you’re in the area.
Farmers Markets are also a great way to find locally grown fruit. Why eat local? The food doesn’t have to travel far to get to you so it can spend more time growing and less time in a truck. When you buy local food the farmer you pay can use that money around your town, so it improves the local economy. Many farmers markets in Utah offer Double Up Food Bucks with EBT/SNAP where you can get great deals on produce! Check here to find a market near you! https://www.uah.org/get-help/snap-farmers-market
Another Utah fruit-growing place is called Fruita, and is in the heart of Capitol Reef National Park. These fruit trees were planted by pioneers living in the red rock valley and love the nighttime warmth the rocks provide after heating up in the sun all day. You can carefully pick your own fruit during certain weeks of the year in Fruita. Don’t forget 4th graders get into any national park for free! Print your pass on the National Park Service website and take your whole family for a walk in a national park, and if you go to Fruita, you can find a healthy snack too!
What local fruit are you going to look for? Do you grow your own or get it at a market?