It’s about that time again. Farmers’ markets are a place for you and other locals around Phoenix to support your favorite small businesses and farmers around the area. If you’re looking for handcrafted goods, ready-to-eat artisan foods, and yes, even some organic local produce, the farmers’ market is a great place for you. Luckily for you, we can point you in the right direction, with many farmers and local producers coming out to share their goods during spring and onward.
3806 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Starting May 7th, this weekly Saturday farmers’ market is a food-only market. However, that doesn’t mean it’s limiting your options of purchase by any means. Here, you can find everything from free-range eggs to artisan jams and bread, tamales, cheeses, and of course, produce. Any food you could want, you will find at the Old Town Scottsdale market.
4700 E Warner Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
This farmers’ market is open year-round, and it includes openings for vendors with arts and crafts as well as those providing your expected seasonal produce, natural meats and seafood, and herbs and flowers. From June to September, expect to get an earlier start with all the action happening between 8 and 11 a.m., while October through May has a four-hour window starting at 9 in the morning!
720 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
The DTPHX Farmers’ Market is moving this year! The first day of their summer hours (7:30–11:30 a.m.) is May 7th, and in the same vein, it’s their Grand Opening at the new location on 5th Street and McKinley. Join them for gluten-free and vegan doughnuts, Somali sambusas, fried catfish, and more on the day of — and to get more familiar with the new vendors you’ll see at the market from now on!
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Downtown Mesa captures a lot of awesome experiences, from public art and contemporary art in the town to the fresh foods, psychic readings, cookies, jewelry, and more being offered at the market every Saturday. May 7th will mark the beginning of their summer hours from 8 to 11 a.m., and if you’re early enough, you can enjoy the “Wake and Wellness” events that start off the day — like an A.S.I.S. Massage. You can also enjoy live music performances each time you go to the Downtown Mesa Farmers’ Market, with a lot of variety to boot!
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
If you’re not available on the weekends, the best markets for you might include the Uptown Farmers’ Market in Phoenix. Bring a leashed, well-behaved furry friend and grab yourself some homemade kombucha, bagels, coffee, or hand pies. You’re not going to regret it — in fact, you will kick yourself if you don’t spend at least one Wednesday morning checking out a farmers’ market like this one.