To Every Thing There Is A Season

The story of Rasmussen Farms began in 1976 when newly-married Jeff Rasmussen and his bride, Mary Bradford Rasmussen, began their life together in Draper. Jeff, the son of Welden (Sonne) Rasmussen and Ramona Leak Rasmussen had lived in Draper most of his life. Jeff’s parents lived at 12244 South 900 East in Draper next to the home owned by Sonne’s…

GoldCoast Skateboards

Not every person in this world is destined for the standard path to success. As Robert Frost once penned, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Brock Harris has taken the road less traveled, but it was the path he was meant to take and it has…

Brightening Up 123rd South

“What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare. Here in town, it translates to a free flower…if your name happens to appear on the Draper FlowerPros’ sign out front. “It is a fun, positive thing we do,” says co-owner James Belcher, about his shop on 123rd South which advertises “Free Flower if Your Name is Matt”... or Sue... or Ann... or Jack.…

South Valley Floors

It is not always about business for Ryan and Shannon Maxwell, owners of South Valley Floors, on 12896 Pony Express Way in Draper. Although passionate about all avenues of the flooring business, the Maxwell’s also make it a point to do things for the community. They always put an Angel Tree in the store during the holidays, support local efforts…

The Fix is Here to Stay

Sugar cookies, right? It really is all about sugar cookies these days. Draper is fortunate enough to have several places with deliciously yummy sugar cookie options. One place is at the Chevron on 1300 East and 123rd South. That is because every day, Karissa Peterson is in the commercial kitchen at the back of her store baking freshly made cookies…

A Vegetable Venture

Heirloom tomatoes, particularly the “pineapple” variety, inspire poetic praise from Draper farmer David Bell. “When you slice the tomato in half it looks like you are holding the sunrise in one hand and the sunset in the other,” he says of the large, red and yellow-streaked favorite. And the taste, well, is as sweet as summer.