HIKING AND SHOPPING THE BEST OF THE PHOENIX FARMER’S MARKETS

HIKING and SHOPPING the BEST of the PHOENIX FARMER’S MARKETS

Locations and reviews of the best of the Phoenix area Farmer’s Markets, and there are many !!

I am preparing this post  as a guide to the best Farmer’s Markets in the Phoenix area.   I have needed a guide such as this for my own use.  I was raised with gardens, both in Brown’ Hole, Utah and in Moab, Utah.  If you were raised with fresh produce, nothing can take its place.  There is nothing like fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans, potatoes freshly dug, green onions, fresh garlic, and even fresh turnips were eaten whole from the gardens.  AND….HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER SHELLING PEAS AND SNAPPING GREEN BEANS?  And have you ever eaten beet greens?  Boiled until they are tender, with a ittle bacon, then eaten with a little vinegar poured over?  DELICIOUS !!

My daughter remembers, years ago, going to a movie theater with  me, and during the movie,  I pulled out a bag of raw turnips I had brought from home.  My choice over popcorn or icecream !

 

Ron and I had a great garden for awhile at the cabin in Willow Basin.  We raised lettuce, green onions, radishes, beets, and lots and lots of ARUGULA!!! Enough for all the neighbors.  I was in the habit of throwing the potato peelings into the garden to add nutrients…imagine my surprise when the peelings generated a Potato patch…and we enjoyed them!!

Let me tell you, it is a great pleasure to go into the yard and pick  your own fresh vegetables for the table.

I now live in the City, but we have great Farmer’s Markets in the area, and we like  to take advantage of them.

SOME FARMER’S MARKETS IN THE PHOENIX AREA

(Most of this information was found in YELP, but I have reorganized it, and have added some and deleted some of it, according to my specifications.

UPTOWN FARMER’S MARKET

Open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

5757 N. Central Ave.  Phoenix, Arizona  602 758 4568 (Central & Bethany Home)

This Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the North Phoenix Baptist Church.  This market would not be possible without the beautiful grounds and continuous support of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.    This market donates extra food to the homeless and donates school supplies to Empower College Prep.  All vendors accept cash and many of them accept credit cards.  You can purchase fruits and vegetables from your favorite farmer and have them chopped, sliced  and diced onsite.  Uptown moves indoors for the hot summer months of June through August.  Indoor dining is available and 100+ vendors all summer long.  Uptown Farmer’s Market has an indoor fridge and freezer

Over 100 Arizona growers.Seasonal specialties and range free eggs.  Family friendly/ pets accepted.

 

THE CAPITOL FARMER’S  MARK

1700 West Adams St.to  1:30 a.m.

Phoenix, Arizona

623 848-1234                Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 1 30  Jan. 24 to April 6

If  you really want your food this close to politicians,  this is a small well-run locally grown Farmer’s Market.  Fresh baked bread , seasonal produce, herbs and flowers.

 

SUN CITY FARMER’S MARKET

16820 N. 99th Ave.  Sun City,  AZ 85351   Thursdays

A good variety of vendors  featuring baked goods, locally  produced fruits and vegetables, local honey, and if you re lucky, polish sausage and pierogis.

 

OPEN AIR MARKET  (AT  PHOENIX PUBLIC MARKET)

721 N. Central Ave.    Phoenix

602 625 6736  Saturdays May thru September 8 to noon

Saturdays October thru April 8 – 1

Too cool for a Farmer’s Market?  Not this one….  This Farmer’s Market is THE place to grab. a cup of jo and star purusing.  There is jewelry, cothes, pretzels, etc

 

OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE FARMER’S MARKET

Saturdays October thru May 8 – 1

3806 N. Brown Ave.  Scottsdale, Arizona

480  330 4221

10 years strong with more than 100 local growers..  This Farmer’s market  features specialties such as apples, flowers, natural meats, bread and tamales.

FARMER’S MARKET ON HIGH STREET

5415 East High Street  Phoenix, Arizona

602 388 6424

Sundays 10 am to 1 pm

This Farmer’s Market is one of the largest in the valley.

Festive atmosophere with live music and  a large variety of locally grown produce and many choices of food, spices and vegetables

 

Thank you for reading my post about a few of the Farmer’s Markets in the Phoenix area.

Janice Gustafson  3/11/19


 

10 thoughts on “HIKING AND SHOPPING THE BEST OF THE PHOENIX FARMER’S MARKETS”

  1. Wow, I really love this interesting post. Thumb up admin. You really getting it there is nothing like eating fresh vegetables, fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans, potatoes freshly dug, green onions, fresh garlic, and even fresh turnips etc from the garden. Is a great reminiscence for me, of when am still with my grandpa. Both now no such experience again. I do love to plan a visit to one of this, Phoenix farmer’s markets sooner, at least two, but is there a proper travel guide for each of them?

    1. Thanks so much for the great comment.  Yes, I also like raw turnips, and my daughter remembers me taking the in my purse to eat in the movie theater, instead of candy.  There is no travel guide for the Phoenix Farmer’s Markets that I am aware of,but the internet has all the info. Thanks again.

  2. Hey Janice,

    I have benefited greatly by reading your important and informative article about PHOENIX FARMER’s MARKETS. The taste of vegetables produced from home is quite different because it is fresh. And if we want to get fresh vegetables, we must need to know about when the products come and where is the market. Thank you sincerely for the useful review.

    Warm wishes,
    Ranao.

    1. Thank you so, so much for the comment on my article regarding the Phoenix Farmer’s Markets.  I appreciate so much, your reading and commenting on it.

  3. I’ve been to Cincinnati, Ohio and the weather isn’t that nice, it’s too cold up there. My auntie told me they’re looking for a warmer place in the United States to transfer and they’re considering a new place somewhere in the east coast. With these revelation of yours how good it is to live in Phoenix, how pleasant is the weather and enjoyable the farmer’s markets are, maybe I should encourage my auntie to consider Arizona too. Besides, they will be nearer to our relatives residing in California which is another advantage over choosing far places like Florida.

    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment and your question.  I, personally love the Phoenix area.  We can be in the mountains in 2 hours.  There is a plethora of activities to pursue.  There are art galleries, casinos,theaters, and a very active sport scene.  BUT you must tell your Auntie that it is HOT in the summer.  But the winters are beautiful.

  4. Quite informative and well arranged. With increasing cases of obesity and other diseases which bother on healthy eating world wide,  this is a great guide for alternate sources of healthy foods for consumption especially fruits and vegetables.  Thanks so much. In my opinion availability is the first step to provision and or procurement 

    1. Thanks so much for your comment.  I agree.  Farmer’s Markets offer not only a healthy way of eating, but also,,,,,delicious !

  5. It is really obvious that you love fresh produce, and many of the products available in supermarkets today are not as fresh as we would like to think. So for anyone who lives in a city, Farmer’s Markets are a great choice to get vegetables fresh from the ground! So much better for your health and well-being.

    So for anyone in the Phoenix area, your guide is a godsend. You are really lucky to have so many great markets in your area, and it is great that you are spreading the news.

    This is great and helpful information

    Chrissie 🙂

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