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BUZZ ON DOWN TO UTAH HONEY DAY ACTIVITIES

The Downtown Farmers Market will be abuzz Saturday: It's honey day at the market.

"Utah Honey Day" is one of a series of special events the Downtown Alliance is putting on at the Farmers Market this year. The alliance has lined up a variety of attractions to help marketgoers get a taste of the Utah honey market:- The first 100 kids ages 12 and under to visit the market will receive free Bee-boppers - wire-like antennae in silver and gold.

- Two Salt Lake City Buzz players will be on hand to sign autographs. Pitchers Matt Stevens and Moe Stanford will meet fans from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

- Beekeeper Lloyd Paden will display an observation hive with honey bees, frames smokers and a traditional netted helmet to demonstrate how honey is made and extracted from a hive. He'll also have honey for sale.

- Scott and Connie Bohn will feature a variety of honey made by bees at their 14 hives, ranging from $2 honey bears to 24-pound buckets at $20.

- Les and Helena Curtis, owners of The Honey Candy Company of South Salt Lake, will offer their naturally flavored honey taffy.

The market also will feature the usual slate of fresh produce, herbs, flowers, fresh-baked bread and coffee drinks by Firenze restaurant. More than 600 people have turned out on recent weekends to buy items from 25 farmers and vendors, according to Christy Jones-Fender, market manager.

The Farmers Market is located at 300 S. 300 West, on the northeast corner of Pioneer Park. The market opens at 8 a.m. and continues until sold out, which is usually early afternoon.