Winter Farmer’s Market Wrap-Up

Ahwatukee Farmers Market

Patrons shopping at the Ahwatukee Farmers Market (image via Ahwatukee Farmers Market)

There is no question that living in Arizona has many benefits.  There is the amazing weather, the great people, the amazing outdoor adventures, and the almost year-round availability of freshly grown produce and other farm products.  Our desert climate allows local farmers to operate in all four seasons which means many of our farmer’s markets never close their doors at the end of the growing season since ours never ends.

Nothing beats fresh local produce during the winter months.  Throughout December, look for in season produce including clementines, carrots, sweet potatoes, lemons, and spinach.  Once we enter the New Year, celery, strawberries, and garlic will also be available.  March brings fresh asparagus and zucchini blossoms.  For a full list of what is in season throughout Arizona during the winter months, check the list of Arizona Produce in Season on Fill Your Plate.

Here are some of the markets that continue to operate throughout the winter and some of the Arizona Farm Bureau members offer their products at these winter venues.

 

AHWATUKEE FARMERS MARKET in Phoenix

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

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

TWILIGHT FARMERS’ MARKET in Glendale

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

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

MESA COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET in Mesa

Date: Fridays Will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and will reopen the following Friday.

Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: On Center St. just South of University Dr. at Rendezvous Green, 260 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

CAREFREE FARMERS MARKET in Carefree

Dates: Fridays
Hours: 8:30am to 11:30am
Location: Carefree Amphitheater, Carefree, AZ
(Corner of Easy St. and HoHum Rd. at the Gardens, off Tom Darlington Rd.)

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

ROADRUNNER FARMERS MARKET in Phoenix

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

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

OLD TOWN FARMERS’ MARKET in Scottsdale

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

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

TEMPE FARMERS’ MARKET in Tempe

Date: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8:00am to 11:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 12:00am, Saturday 8:00am to 1:00am
Current Location: 805 S. Farmer Ave, Tempe

Farm Bureau Member Vendors:

 

About Fill Your Plate

Julie Murphree brings more than 20 years' experience in messaging, content and marketing development and management working with traditional and new media to tell Arizona agriculture’s story. That story began with Fresh Air; her book published in 2006, but continues through her efforts with Arizona Farm Bureau.
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