The Clear Creek Group Sponsors the People’s Market
If you like to mingle with the locals, the People’s Market at Snow King is a great place to start. Every Wednesday between 4pm-7pm the farmer’s market, sponsored by Slow Food of the Tetons, hosts live music, local brews, wholesome produce and handmade goodies that offer a taste of Jackson Hole.
What is slow food, you might ask? It is a national movement to consciously consume nutritious food grown as close to home as possible. It was founded in Italy in 1989 to reinvigorate local food traditions.
“Part of our job is to connect feeders and eaters,” says Scott Steen, executive director of the local Slow Foods chapter. “Ultimately it’s about providing local food at a community event, to meet growers, see people around town and have a good time.”
The family fun atmosphere at the base of one of Jackson Holites most beloved hikes has grown every year. Ride your cruiser bike with a basket if you really want fit in. Supplement your grass fed beef with greens from Cosmic Apple, berries from Snowdrift Farms, artisan cheeses and baked goods. Snack on dumplings or samosas from Momo Shack, a Nepalese food truck and wash it down with a Snake River lager. These are just a handful of the 90 vendors who signed up to sell at the market this summer. Steen says they give priority to locals and food vendors and they rely on businesses like The Clear Creek Group to sponsor each market.
“Many of our guests return year after year because they fall in love with the valley and consider it a home away from home,” says Laura Cuddie, The Clear Creek Group Director of Business Development and Marketing. “The People’s Market offers a chance to support the community and also enjoy the highest quality locally sourced and curated products.”
Last winter, the People’s Market brought farm stands into the Heritage Arena to sell heartier fare, making it a year round market.
But most of their events happen when the days are longer.
Slow Food in the Tetons Summer 2017 Events
On Wednesday July 19, The Clear Creek Group sponsors the People’s Market. There will be a DJ from community radio station KHOL, The Art Association will be the featured nonprofit and Winter Winds Farms will be the featured vendor.
On Sunday July 30 from 1pm-5pm Slow Foods will host a Teton Food Tour with Friends of Pathways – 4th annual community bike ride from R park to Teton Village with delicous small plates donated by local foodies along the way. Buck Milligan, an 11-year old who won the TV show contest Chopped Junior with his delicately prepared game that he hunts with his dad will host one of the stops cooking food. Click Here for $30 Tickets
Saturday, August 12 at Lockhart Cattle Company Ranch just south of town on Highway 89 Slow Foods will host a farm to table fundraising dinner where patrons can watch the local food, including Lockhart’s beef BBQ, roll out on a tractor to family style tables. Tickets are $45 and available at tetonslowfood.org