Farmer’s Markets in Phoenix Area, Open in Winter

One of the best things about living in Arizona is the almost year-round

Arizona farmers sell fresh produce year round at winter farmer's markets. img credit: GilbertFarmersMarke

Arizona farmers sell fresh produce year round at winter farmer's markets. img credit: GilbertFarmersMarket

availability of freshly grown produce and other farm products.  Unlike much of the rest of the country, Arizona farms can operate in all four seasons.  This means that as winter sets in and folks in other states are closing up their farmer’s markets and packing up their produce stands, many of ours remain open.

 

During December, you can easily find in season produce like clementines, carrots, sweet potatoes, lemons, and spinach.  January and February bring celery, strawberries, and garlic and the winter season wraps up in March with fresh asparagus and zucchini blossoms.  You can get these items at your local farmer’s market long before farmers in other states have even started their seeds.  For a full list of what is in season during the winter months, check the list of Arizona Produce in Season on Fill Your Plate.

 

In a recent edition of FoodieNews, the American Farm Bureau talked about the prevalence of farmer’s markets across the country.  As consumer demand for local produce and farm products has increased, more and more locations have opened.  This is a great opportunity for new farmers to increase their connections and revenue but also offers those in food deserts more access to healthy food options.  To listen to the report, click here.

 

Here are some of the farmers’s markets in Arizona that continue to operate throughout the winter.

AHWATUKEE FARMERS MARKET in Phoenix
Hours: Sundays, October-May 9am – 1pm CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Location: on 4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Info: ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com

THE AVONDALE FARMERS MARKET in Avondale

Date: Saturdays, beginning November 5, 2011
Time: 8 am-Noon (October – April)
Location: 12325 W. McDowell Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392

Info: ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com

CAMELBACK MARKET in Phoenix

Dates: Saturdays
Hours: 9am to 1pm
Location: 3930 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

(adjacent to Vincent’s on Camelback)
Info: VincentsonCamelback.com

CAREFREE FARMERS MARKET in Carefree

Dates: Fridays WILL BE OPEN VETERAN’S DAY
Hours: 9am to 1pm
Location: Carefree Amphitheater, Carefree, AZ
(Corner of Easy St. and HoHum Rd. at the Gardens, off Tom Darlington Rd.)

Info: CarefreeFarmersMarket.com

 CHANDLER FARMERS MARKET in Chandler, AZ

Dates: Thursdays
Hours: 3pm to 7pm
Location: Dr. AJ Chandler Park, Downtown Chandler, Arizona
Info: DowntownChandlerFarmersMarket.com

GILBERT FARMERS MARKET in Gilbert, Arizona
Dates: Saturdays (Closed until January 7th, 2012)
Hours: 9 am- 1 pm
Location: 222 Ash Street, Gilbert Arizona (downtown Gilbert)
Info: GilbertFarmersMarket.com

MESA COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET in Mesa
DATE: Fridays

Hours: 9 AM – 1pm
Location: On Center St. just South of University Dr. at Rendezvous Green, 260 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Info: ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com

NORTH SCOTTSDALE FARMERS MARKET in North Scottsdale

Date: Saturdays                (Reopening January 7th, 2012)

Time: 9 am-2 pm

Location: 9375 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Info: AZLocalFarmersMarkets.com

PHOENIX PUBLIC MARKET in Phoenix

Date: Saturdays

Time: 8 am-1 pm

Location: 21 N. Central, Phoenix, Arizona

Info:  FoodConnect.org

 

ROADRUNNER FARMERS MARKET in Phoenix
Date: Saturdays – Open all year every Saturday
Hours: 8am-1pm (Oct-May) 7am-11am (June-Sept)
Location: N. E. Phoenix near Paradise Valley, 3502 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix AZ 85032
(between Freeway 51 & 36th St)

Info: ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com

OLD TOWN FARMERS’ MARKET in Scottsdale
Date: Saturdays
Hours: 8:00am-1pm
Current Location: The City parking facility at the corner of Brown and 1st Street In the Old Town area. (Next to the Carriage House)

Info: ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com

 SuperFarm Market in Mesa

Dates: Thursdays
Hours: 4:30pm-7:30pm ongoing
Location: 3440 South Hawes Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85212.

Info: SuperstitionFarmTours.com

Tempe Farmers Market in Tempe (Indoor)

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-11pm | Fri 8am-Midnight | Sat 8am-1am]
Location: 805 S. Farmer Ave | Tempe AZ | 85281

Info: TempeFarmersMarket.com

TWILIGHT FARMERS’ MARKET in Glendale

Dates: Wednesdays
Hours: 4pm-7pm (October – May) June – September 5pm-8pm
Location: 59th Ave. and Utopia (Arrowhead Ranch)

Info: Arizona’s FarmersMarkets.com

 

Are we missing a winter farmer’s market?  Please let us know in the comments section so we can be sure to add it to our list.

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  5. Chandler Farmers Market has updated its website: http://www.downtownchandler.org. The address for the market is 3 S. Arizona Place, Chandler, AZ 85225.

    Thanks!

  6. Friends,
    I am in search of fresh figs. What is the season to search?

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