If you got an anti-consumer itch or would like to atone for last year’s Black Friday when you trampled an old lady to get a deal on a car stereo—check out these Anti-Black Friday events, like a buy-local farmers market and Occupy SLC’s Really Really Free Market.---
The Really Really Free Market
If you’ve been too preoccupied to see what the anti-Wall Street folks of Occupy SLC have been up to you, can start Friday with Occupy SLC’s Really Really Free Market. Starting at the crack of dawn and going all day, occupiers are hosting a free market where people bring items they want to give away and people take them away. It’s like a free flea market for people who want the market experience without the financial cost.
Check it out at Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, starting at 4:30 a.m. and going all day. For more info, visit Occupy SLC’s events page here.
Community Coat Exchange
If you’d like to drop off a warm winter coat that could go to help low-income and homeless Utahns, stop off at the Community Coat Exchange. If you're facing a tough winter yourself, you’re also welcome to come pick up or exchange a coat yourself -- no questions asked -- thanks to this event hosted by the Crossroads Urban Center and the Blue Sky Institute.
Check it out at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-403-0121; for more info, check out the event page here
Holiday Farmers Market and Breakfast
If you've got holiday shopping to do, the least you can do is go local. So why not check out a great local’s farmers market down at the Wheeler Historic Farm? Over 60 local vendors will be offering locavores delightful treats, from local honey to jams and breads. You can try the sumptuous and eco-friendly chocolates of Chocolate Conspiracy or buy ornate wooden jewelry made by the skilled hands of the artisans of Ruby Wood Art. Admission is free to the Friday event, but shoppers can get an $8 breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Santa himself will be there for photos and to entertain Christmas wish lists from the kiddies, also from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Check it out Friday, Nov. 25-26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East. For more info, visit the market page here.
Holiday Pottery Sale
For more locally made gifts, don’t miss out on the 12th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale, where 25 Utah pottery artists will present their wares, from unique teapots to masterful crystalline glaze works. Free admission and parking.
Check it out Friday, Nov. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Sugar House Park Garden Center, 1602 E. 2100 South. For more info, visit the market’s page here.