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Utah’s Own coming to county

         logo-utahsownLrg   Fine candies, home-grown honey, award-winning salad dressing – all local products that have found a niche in the marketplace.

These culinary superstars, along with many other locally produced goods, will be showcased at Utah’s Own Summit, coming to Box Elder County on Thursday, April 24, at Afton’s Flowers, Brigham City.  This first ever event is sponsored by Kyle Kanno, owner of Afton’s Flowers and The Honey Jar.

LuAnn Adams, who heads the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, said this summit is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the marketable agriculturally related creations produced around county.

“There is a lot of products and a lot of stuff out there,” Adams said, noting that other areas of the state have held similar gatherings, but Box Elder is still a widely untapped market.

`The purpose of Utah’s Own, according to Adams, is to encourage entrepreneurs to get their merchandise out into the public eye, and also help them connect with partners who have the resources to move a growing business forward.

“Who knows what kind of ideas are out there?” she said.  “Sometimes someone with an idea doesn’t know how to get from point A to point B.  This offers them that help, everything from labeling, marketing and even financing.”

Jed Christensen, Utah’s Own director will be on hand to offer a class “Success Using Utah’s Own,” and answer questions on building local businesses.  Seating is limited, so call Wendy English at, 435-919-7627.

As many as 30 Utah-produced products, including locals Honeyville Honey, Idle Isle Fine Candies and Atwood’s Dressing, will be included in a tasting table and open house from 1 to 5 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

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