American Fork hosts farmers market, garden tour

2011-10-07T00:15:00Z 2011-10-07T07:36:21Z American Fork hosts farmers market, garden tourDaily Herald Daily Herald
October 07, 2011 12:15 am  • 

The American Fork Beautification Committee will host its first annual Farmers Market and Home Garden Tour on Saturday.

The Farmers Market, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m., will be located at Cascade Shadows in American Fork, at 383 S. 500 East. Local growers will sell potatoes, pumpkins, gourds and other seasonal produce. There also will be baked goods for sale and drawings every half hour for garden items and tools donated by Cascade Shadows and Home Depot.

Perhaps the most coveted items at the market will be the maps directing visitors to the homes of seven local gardeners whose yards will be on display. There is no charge for the tour.

"These gardens are hand-picked," said Rosemarie Taylor, event organizer. "These are yard-of-the-month winners and others who keep spectacular gardens. We asked them not to pull out their gardens just yet, so people could come and get ideas. They are all excited to be showing off their gardens."

Homes to be spotlighted are located in all quarters of town. Some have been selected for their beautiful landscapes; others for their thriving garden produce.

"Our purpose is to help people to get inspired for next year, so they can beautify their own homes and gardens," Taylor said. "The weather promises to be chilly, but it's a good way to welcome in the fall."

The American Fork Beautification Committee, chaired by Nelson Miles, meets monthly to develop programs that enhance the natural beauty of American Fork. Other committee activities include an annual Arbor Day celebration and the yard-of-the-month program.

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