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The lack of access to nutritious food is a major issue across Indian Country. One program in Nevada is looking to increase healthy habits among youth on reservations and the rural communities surrounding them.

Photo of cherry trees in Payson, Utah.
Courtesy of Growers and Members of Payson Fruit Growers

Utahns mostly eat imported fruit and vegetables, but the state is one of the country’s biggest tart cherry producers, behind Michigan. In 2018, production reached 41 million pounds, totalling over $9 million. But a local grower says the industry is at risk, and hopes to soon resolve a case in which it’s asking the federal government to protect it — and other U.S. cherry producers — from Turkish imports.

Photo inside Harmons Grocery Store in downtown Salt Lake City
Brian Albers / KUER

Nearly 700,000 people nationwide could lose food stamps under new federal rules that tighten work requirements, including a small but vulnerable group of San Juan County residents.

A sign in a window reading "Buy local first Utah."
Brian Albers / KUER


A raw turkey sits on a counter next to a sink.
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Wednesday evening, November 27, 2019

Stock photo of a grocery cart in a supermarket.
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The line for a free Thanksgiving turkey went down the stairs and out the door at the Urban Indian Center in Salt Lake City Wednesday, where the Crossroads Urban Center hosted its annual food giveaway.

Photo of the land where a new Tyson Foods facility will be located.
Jon Reed / KUER

Bulldozers have begun flattening out the 800 acres that will one day be home to a Tyson Foods meat packing facility, the first for the company west of the Rocky Mountains. The company is one of the largest food processors in the country and expects to employ 800 people when the plant opens in 2021, with entry level jobs starting at a minimum of $16/hour.

On a recent rainy Wednesday, across the street from Salt Lake City’s Temple Square, Mirella Cardoso faced a not totally inconsequential choice: what kind of cookies to eat at the new Crumbl store inside City Creek’s Deseret Book.

Courtesy of Angie Miller


Pretty Bird is new to downtown Salt Lake City and it’s offering a spin on a growing food craze: Nashville Hot Chicken. If you’ve never had hot chicken, it’s pretty self-explanatory, fried chicken that makes you sweat. But does this new spot live up to the name?

Nicole Nixon

Many people visit farmer’s markets to buy fresh, locally-produced foods. A mobile market run by Salt Lake City is aiming to expand access to healthy produce.

Nicole Nixon

Lamb’s Grill is one of Utah’s oldest restaurants, but it has been struggling financially for years, and on Wednesday the restaurant closed its doors indefinitely. On Friday afternoon, the restaurant is dark and someone has come to collect the famous white napkins and tablecloths.

Anne Stephenson Photography

Savory Salt Lake 2014 was a success, showcasing some of the best restaurants in Utah all under one roof! Over 300 guests mingled at The Leonardo with other public radio lovers, KUER staff, and the celebrity guest judges of the evening. The judges included RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio, freelance food critic, Vanessa Chang, and silver medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Devin Logan, who proudly wore her medal for the entire evening.

Students Help Those in Need with "Grow a row"

Oct 16, 2013
Karina Puikkonen/KUER

Autumn is harvest time and many gardeners in Utah are pulling up plenty of vegetables from their local plots.  Some will give their surplus veggies to friends and family, but one Salt Lake City school is donating their produce to those who need it most. 

Students at Nibley Park Elementary rush out the school doors after the final bell rings.  A small group heads to a quiet corner of the schoolyard where Aimee Horman, Chair of the School’s Community Council, leads a different kind of after school activity. 

Utah Food Bank

The annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive gets underway this weekend. The drive helps meet the high demand for food in the summer months when kids are out of school.  The National Association of Letter Carriers are holding the drive in tandem with the Utah Food Bank. People are encouraged to leave food by their mailbox on Saturday and their letter carriers will collect the food. 

Tickets for KUER's Second Annual Savory Salt Lake have been sold out and there will not be any ticket sales at the door.

“I haven't had that much fun in ages. It was truly special.” Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of American Public Media’s The Splendid Table

Salt Lake City Considers Funding for Incubator Kitchen

Dec 4, 2012

It’s been branded as a way to help refugees in Salt Lake City establish a foundation for a restaurant business and inspire diverse fare, but it’s also a way to boost the local economy. The Salt Lake City council tonight will consider providing some start-up funds for the construction of what’s known as an “incubator kitchen” downtown at The Leonardo.  

Food Insecurity Rises in Salt Lake City

Nov 15, 2012

Salt Lake City food banks are seeing a dramatic increase in need and more food is going to waste according to the results of a community food assessment city officials released today. The study, which began in 2011 evaluated the local food system from production to table to waste to identify barriers that keep residents from accessing healthy food and ways to prevent waste. 

Summer vacation is here, and that means many low-income Utah children may be missing meals that were provided for free or reduced price in school. A national report from the Food Research and Action Center shows that Utah is doing slightly better than the national average at feeding these children through the summer, but that many are still falling through the cracks.