These days, folks are always on the lookout for products free of dangerous pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other toxins. Luckily, the Arcadia/Phoenix area is blessed with a bounty of outstanding farmers markets stocked with items that are good for you and good for the earth too.
Grab your shopping list and visit these markets soon.
The Camelback Farmers Market
3930 E. Camelback Road
The Camelback Farmers Market takes place at Vincent’s Restaurant. This Europe-inspired market is open on Saturdays from
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in October to May. All the delicious fun takes place in the parking lot. While shopping, satisfy your appetite with these favorites: omelets, crepes, panini sandwiches, smoked salmon quesadillas, wood-fired pizza and seafood paella.
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
3806 N. Brown Ave.
Located in Old Town Scottsdale across from The Mission restaurant, the market is open Saturdays during October through May from 7 – 11 a.m. This farmers market is known for being a purveyor of the freshest seasonal items such as apples, cider, tamales and flowers. Come enjoy a beautiful, relaxing morning wandering around this farmers market.
Central Farmers Market
7901 N. Central Ave.
Open on Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. until dark, this market is a fundraiser for its sponsor, CrossRoads United Methodist Church. It is packed full of goodies with more than 25 vendors representing categories such as food, plants, kitchen, health and wellness. For arts and crafts lovers, it features five unique artists every week who showcase their handmade creations.
Uptown Farmers Market
5757 N. Central Ave.
North Phoenix Baptist Church hosts this market. It is open Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year and it moves inside during the summer months. From October through April it’s open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. From May through September it’s open 8 a.m. – noon on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Uptown Farmers Market offers cooking demonstrations from local chefs to teach people how to cook and eat healthy. After purchasing all your fresh veggies, stop by the “Veggie Valet” and they’ll cut and prepare them for you.
The Brokery’s Farmers Market
4546 N. 40th St.
This pop-up farmers market is sponsored by and held at the offices of real estate firm The Brokery. The Market “pops-up” on the second Saturday of each month and goes from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. It runs during the spring months, closes for the summer months and returns in the fall. Here, you’ll discover artisan products and food from some of Arcadia’s favorite restaurants.
Arizona Center Farmers Market
455 N. 3rd St.
In addition to office space, shops, restaurants and a movie theater, this downtown hotspot is proud to offer a Wednesday evening farmers market held in the grotto from 4 – 8 p.m. Everything is local at the Arizona Center Farmers Market, which hosts 40 plus vendors showcasing their homemade and sourced goods.