r Lemon & Sage Market, located on Main Street in Springville, has been named the Springville/Mapleton Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for July.
Lemon & Sage offers a unique service and new culinary experiences to the community. It is primarily a food-business incubator, renting out commercial kitchen space designed to help small entrepreneurs find their place in the local craft food market and grow their businesses. However, it also plays host to popular events like cooking camps for kids and teens, fun-filled activities like “Cupcake Wars” and courses in authentic Italian or Thai cooking and sushi-making, where individuals, couples, or friends learn new cooking skills before sharing a meal together.
Although incubator kitchens are a growing trend around the country, Lemon & Sage takes it one step further by providing a storefront that sells in-house made products, other Utah’s Own products, and imported specialty items. This provides customers the opportunity to shop in a “farmers’ market” year-round.
Customers can expect unique, high-quality products suitable for gift-giving or tonight’s dinner. Some of the market’s offerings include handmade, creamy yogurt made in-house by Milk Honey Yogurt, imported oils and vinegars, homemade lasagna or enchiladas for take-out dinners, and fresh-baked carmelitas to satisfy any sweet tooth.
At Lemon & Sage, the philosophy is “Keeping it local, fresh and delicious.” They strive to provide the public with quality “homemade” options, and encourage the support of local businesses.
Owner Shannon Källåker developed the idea after trying to find commercial kitchen space to rent four years ago and not having any luck. She realized the frustration many small business owners face as they work to navigate the regulations necessary to start a food-based business. She also understood that, many times, the only thing standing in the way of a successful craft food entrepreneur is access to a commercial kitchen and the cost that entails.
Lemon & Sage was the answer, removing this significant hurdle by providing beautiful, commercial kitchens for anyone to rent. Shannon said, “Everyone from the occasional chocolatier to the seasoned caterer is welcome at Lemon & Sage. The space provides opportunity for creativity and daring to test-out that business idea. We love Utah businesses and definitely believe local is best when you’re looking for freshness and quality. Come down and see what we have to offer!”
Lemon & Sage serves up fresh food regularly every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with the additional weekend pop-up restaurant here and there, cooking classes and fun events like Art Nights and pop-up markets. You may also book private events and catering.
Stay current by following them on social media — @lemonsagemarket on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or check out their website, www.lemonandsagemarket.com.