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.
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