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Keep It Real Vegetables

Urban Farm

Keep It Real Vegetables is an urban farming project located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I grow produce by hand on several small-scale gardens in the Salt Lake valley. I am dedicated to growing the freshest, highest quality produce available. I adhere strictly to organic growing practices, enriching my soils with massive quantities of compost, compost teas, cover crops, and organic amendments until the soil is sweet enough to deliver the flavor I am looking for.

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Can be found here:

  • Real Foods Market
    2209 S. Highland Drive
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
  • Real Foods Market
    420 West 800 North
    Orem, UT 84057
  • Sugar House Farmers Market
    2100 S 1500 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Wasatch Front Farmers Market
    6351 S 900 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84121
  • Wheeler Farm
    6400 So 900 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84121


The quality of produce grown by these lovely people is second to none, it is the best Salt Lake City has to offer! I love knowing these two care for the earth and soil as much as they do for the vegetables they grow.

Paige Collett,

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Just made potato salad with your garlic scapes. OMG it is amazing!!!!!
Thank you SO MUCH for introducing me to scapes. I have added them to a bunch of my old standby dishes as well as trying the things you suggested. I don’t know what I did before scapes. They are so good and add to everything I try them in!

Rachel Funk,

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I’ve been following Tyler since the Sand Hill Farms days and his ever-expanding produce selection has–in terms of taste, nutrition and environmental stewardship–consistently been as good as it gets.

Gerard Kies,

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Salt Lake City, UT

  • Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • 801-884-9770

Tyler Montague

Tyler Montague, founder and farmer at Keep It Real Vegetables. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Studied gardening, sustainable agriculture, and food systems at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Studied tropical agriculture and food systems in Costa Rica and Nicaragua with the community food systems program.


His farming credentials include his work as Assistant Farm Manager at Sandhill Farms in Eden, Utah; University of Utah Lifelong Learning Program Adjunct Professor; Wasatch Community Gardens Tomato Garden Steward 2011; Slow Food Utah Microgrant Recipient 2011; Sugarhouse Farmer’s Market Board Member 2014-present; Small Farm and Urban Garden Consultant 2011-present; and of course his independent work as a small-scale urban farmer, a project that became Keep It Real Vegetables. All the while Tyler’s research into permaculture and urban farming continues . . .

Tyler has also worked in the specialty foods industry as the grocery department buyer at Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax, California, and then as specialty grocery manager at Liberty Heights Fresh, and produce manager at Cali’s Natural Foods in Salt Lake City.