Few things scream summer more than ice cream and farmers markets. What could be better than bringing the two together? Enter Wasatch Creamery.
After going to culinary school in San Francisco, Kristin Tart ran catering operations at Park City Mountain Resort. Eventually, she decided to do her own thing and gave a go at making her own ice cream. She started Wasatch Creamery at her first farmers market in 2016. Now entering her third summer season, she continues to grow by adding two new markets to her rotation.
This summer, you can find the creamery scooping at five different markets. In Salt Lake, the ice cream will be at the Liberty Park and Downtown markets, opening tonight and tomorrow respectively. Tart’s flavors can also be spotted at the Heber, Park City, and Park Silly markets, as well as a variety of festivals and other special events.
Since the ice cream is primarily sold at events, it is small batch. Tart emphasizes using as many local ingredients as possible. She knows the very cows at Rose Hill Dairy in Morgan that produce her milk. Her lavender comes from a local grower in Heber, her chocolate from Ritual, and produce from vendors like Copper Moose and Tagge’s the she shops herself at the markets.
Flavors such as Salted Oreo and Brown Butter are favorites among adults, while Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy, which features popping candy, are popular with the kids. You’ll notice the flavor selection changes as the season progresses. Tart adjusts the menu based on what produce is available. She is looking forward to a good rhubarb crop in the coming weeks, while eagerly awaiting cherry, raspberry, apricot, and peach availability later in the summer.
For those of us who enjoy the market with our canine friends, the bike cart is very pooch-friendly. New this year are Paw Pints, made with yogurt, chicken stock, and bacon. It’s the perfect, refreshing treat for your dog on a hot day strolling through the park.
With quality, all-natural ingredients churned right in Heber, you can be sure you are supporting local in a very delicious way.
- Heber, www.wasatchcreamery.com
- Full market schedule can be found on website.
Sweet Endings is a recurring feature showcasing new and innovative sweet treats as well as some of Salt Lake City’s staple desserts written and photographed each week by Derek Deitsch. If you have any sweet tips, let him know! @derekdeitsch