With summer drawing to a close, and the air presumably growing cooler as we inch our way into fall, it’s also time for more outdoor activities, such as farmers’ markets which are opening back up in September. Scooping up local produce and confections at farmers’ markets is a fun and economical way to spend your day as well as fill your belly, so consider checking out some of these options around the Valley of the Sun.
- Old Town Farmers’ Market in Scottsdale is open on Saturday morning and features both local growers as well as specialty food makers. Products include flowers, natural proteins (pork, beef, fish) plus local cheeses and free range eggs.
- Anthem Farmer’s Market in Anthem is located in Anthem Community Park and is another Saturday morning market. With many vendors offering fresh breads, jams and jellies, pickles, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork, plus local eggs, butter and cheeses, there is something for everyone!
- Roadrunner Park features a very popular Saturday morning market from 7 am to 11 am during the summer. This farmers’ market showcases a wide range of products from local vendors including fruit and vegetables, baked goods, natural proteins (beef, pork and fish), jams, jellies and honey, as well as booths with hand-crafted wares.
- Singh Farms is a long-running farmer’s market in Scottsdale, on Thomas Road just west of the 101 Freeway. Open on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm and located on an actual working farm, this market is also a destination, thanks to the tree-shaded market, beautiful gardens and walking paths.
- Phoenix Public Market in downtown Phoenix (Central Avenue & McKinley) is open Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon. This open air market features a variety of vendors from ranchers to farmers showcasing local produce, meats and local products. Food trucks are nearby in case you want to stop for a meal.
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