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A Taste or Honey: And Tomatoes and Peaches and Cheese and More in Utah's Cache Valley. (Travel Mountian Day Trip)

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A Taste or Honey: And Tomatoes and Peaches and Cheese and More in Utah's Cache Valley. (Travel Mountian Day Trip)

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The bucolic Cache Valley, north of Salt Lake City, is a food lover's paradise. You can sample its agricultural riches on a summer drive over a 40-mile stretch of U.S. 89/91. Start south of the valley, in the orchard country around Brigham City, and continue through the mountains before hitting the Cache Valley and Logan.

First stop, Brigham City Right alongside the highway is a handful of produce stands that stay open into October. July is prime season for buying ripe, locally grown tomatoes, Bing cherries, plums, and raspberries. Juicy peaches are a delicious highlight in August.

Next, take in the scenery as you wind through the Wasatch Range before dropping into the Cache Valley About 2 miles before downtown Logan, make a beeline for Cox Honeyland and Gifts (closed Sun; 1780 S. U.S. 89/91; 435/752-3234). Kids will love to watch the industrious honeybees at work in a display hive while you shop for raspberry honey butter and beeswax candles.

In downtown Logan the highway becomes Main Street, where you'll find cooling ice cream treats at the Bluebird Restaurant (closed Sun; 19 N. …

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