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4.27.2011

List of East Valley Farmers Markets

For an updated version of this list, including farmers markets throughout the Phoenix area go to 


Photos from Mesa Farmers Market here.

This is a pretty complete list of farmers markets in the East Valley, Arizona.  I would be happy for some correction if you know of a farmers market that is not on this list. I have tried not to include those that close for the summer and I've grouped them by days of the week.  Be aware, not all of these farmers markets have websites, so hopefully this is all up-to-date.  Get out to a new market and support local folks! 

Sunday
Sundays from 9am to 1pm at the Ahwatukee Community Swim Center
4700 E. Warner, Phoenix (just west of 48th St. behind Blockbuster)
Includes produce, food products, information booths, and crafts.

Mill Avenue Farmers Market
24 E 6th Street in Tempe
Sundays from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Local produce, food and craft vendors

Tuesday
Trilogy at Power Ranch Farmers Market
Tuesdays from 9:00am to 11:30am
Produce, breads, gluten free products, and dog treats.  Put on by Green Bee Produce.

Thursday
SuperFarm Market
Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30pm
Indoor farmers market on a farm.  In addition to local produce, eggs, etc, there will be hay rides, a petting zoo, horse riding, and other activities. 
Located at Superstion Farm, 3440 S Hawes Rd in Mesa

Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
Local, organic produce and other food and craft items.
Live music the second and fourth market of each month.

Friday
Mesa Farmers Market
Friday 9 am to 12pm at the Rendezvous Green, 263 N. Center St. in Mesa
Every 2nd and 4th Friday look for the Shine Bus at the south end of the market for cooking demonstrations, nutritional & fitness nformation, kids activities, and more.

Saturday
McClintock Fountains Farmers Market
Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm at McClintock Fountains, 1840 E. Warner Rd in Tempe
Summer hours are 7:00am to 11am (I don't know when the times change)

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
8:30am to 1pm on Saturdays in downtown Scottsdale, E. 1st St. and N. Brown Ave
Features local produce, eggs, meats, and more.  Go here for info on gardening classes available at the market and here for general market info.

Gilbert Farmers Market
Saturday 9am to 1pm at 222 N. Ash St. in Gilbert (next to the water tower in downtown Gilbert)
On May 7th summer hours will begin: 7:00am to 11:00am
Shop for local produce and other food items, check out the shops in downtown Gilbert, or stop by the splash pad with the kids.

Queen Creek Farmers Market
Second Saturday Mornings through July (May 14 and June 11 from 8am til noon, and July 9th from 7am til 11am)
Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Find fresh produce, unique home items and creative gifts

Tempe Farmers Market (permanent location open daily)
805 S. Farmer Ave in Tempe
Open daily from 8am to 10pm
I have got to get myself down to this place.  Locally grown produce in an air-conditioned store.  But there's more.  They carry lots of other local foods like bread, dairy, vegan/vegetarian products and even meats.  It's more like a little grocery store that carries only local products.  Sounds awesome, right?

Also, check out the Backyard Farmer who brings local produce right to your door.

In addition, the MacDonald Street Farmers Market that is in conjunction with MAC Fest will be going on one last time before summer and the Fountain Hills Farmers Market is open on Thursday, the last time before summer.  ASU's Farmers Market will hopefully be running again in the fall. 

Shift Arizona suggests an easy way to start buying local if you're not use to it or if you're on a budget.  Just start with 10% of your food budget--spend 10% of what you already spend on food locally and you can feel good about where your money is going. 

Enjoy,





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UPDATE: Solera Farmers Market in Chandler has been removed from this list because they no longer have a farmers market.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Great post! I needed an updated Farmer's Market list!