Downtown and Historic Central Phoenix Public Farmers Markets
Phoenix Local Farmer’s Markets are a fantastic way to shop organically and support your local farmers. So, if you like this sort of shopping like many people do, here’s a list of the local farmer’s markets in Central and Downtown Phoenix, Arizona as well as Scottsdale.
Organic Produce and More
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 SO MANY other cool items (like Pink Himalayan Sea Salts, grass fed and grass finished beef, for example) from these markets and it’s a win-win for everyone and there’s an endless array of items to choose.
Support Your Local Farmers
We get to support our local farmers and economy while getting fresh, local, organic food FOR LESS MONEY than most grocery stores. You just can’t go wrong with that!
Amazing Local Phoenix Vendors
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. So, if you haven’t been to a local farmer’s market yet, I can’t suggest it highly enough!
The Phoenix Public Market
The Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market is a program of Community Food Connections (CFC), a 501c3 non-profit organization. As a result, 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. And, parking is free and close to the Roosevelt / Central Light Rail Station. Parking in downtown Phoenix is becoming a commodity anymore, so when you don’s have to pay for it, that’s always a perk.
PHOENIX OPEN AIR MARKET:
- Location: 721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley)
- Phoenix:(602) 625-6736
- Hours: Thursdays: 5 pm to 9 pm
- Days of operation: Saturdays (May-Sep): 8 am to Noon
- Saturdays (Oct-Apr): 8 am to 1 pm
The Phoenix Public Market Cafe
The Phoenix Public Market Cafe is a casual, urban hangout offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, they serve fresh market cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients, many sourced directly from the adjacent farmer’s market.
- Location: 14 E Pierce Street
- Phone: (602) 253-2700
- Hours: Open Daily 7 am to 10 pm
UPTOWN FARMERS MARKET at Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road In North Central Phoenix, Arizona
Uptown Farmers Market is a food-based farmers market and gathering place dedicated to inspiring and educating home cooks through Arizona local produce. This includes many 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 am – 1 pm (Oct. – April)
8 am – 12 Noon (May – Sept.) Market moves Indoors for June/July/August
- Wednesday mornings 8 am – 1 p.m. (Oct. – June)
- Wednesday Market closes July – September
- Phone: (602) 859-5648
Old Town Farmers Market In Scottsdale
This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic, and pesticide free produce. Also, you can 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.