Here is a list of the local farmer’s markets in Central and Downtown Phoenix, Arizona as well as Scottsdale. I frequent these markets and have become great friends with so many of these trusted vendors. I buy all my organic produce (and a bunch of other cool items (like Pink Himalayan Sea Salts, for example) from these markets and it’s a win-win for everyone. I get to support my local farmers and economy while getting fresh, local, organic food FOR LESS MONEY than I could at the grocery store. You just can’t go wrong with that! The vendors and local farmers benefit greatly and it helps keep their businesses alive and growing. Plus, the added benefit and one of the most important things in life (in my opinion) is creating great friendships. Additionally, the people (and their 4-legged furry friends) that you meet walking around these markets are also wonderful and like-minded. If you haven’t been to a local farmer’s market yet, I can’t suggest it highly enough!
The Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market is a program of Community Food Connections (CFC), a 501c3 non-profit organization. CFC creates a downtown community gathering place by supporting small farmers and businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community.
Located next to the Phoenix Public Market Cafe. Parking is free and close to the Roosevelt/Central Light Rail Station.
OPEN AIR MARKET
721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley)
Thursdays: 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturdays (May-Sep): 8 am to Noon
Saturdays (Oct-Apr): 8 am to 1 pm
The Phoenix Public Market Cafe is a casual urban hangout offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve fresh market cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients, many sourced directly from the adjacent farmer’s market.
14 E Pierce Street
Daily 7 am to 10 pm
Uptown Farmers Market is a food-based farmers market and gathering place dedicated to inspiring and educating home cooks through Arizona local produce, handmade foods and handcrafted goods.
5757 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
SE Corner of Central and Bethany Home Rd.
Directly 2 blocks North of the Central/Camelback exit on Light Rail
Directly off the bus routes on Central/Bethany
Saturday mornings, year-round 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Oct. – April)
8 a.m. – 12 noon (May – Sept.) Market moves Indoors for June/July/August
Wednesday mornings 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Oct. – June)
Wednesday Market closes July – September
This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers, Be ready to find a wide variety of organic, and pesticide free produce. Find seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, natural pork, beef, fish, free range eggs. and local cheeses.
Also check out Local Harvest and customize your search for local farmer’s markets, farmers, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) and events nationwide.