You may think that the Arizona desert doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to fresh produce and locally grown food, but a visit to one of the valley’s many farmers markets will have you thinking otherwise. Each market offers something unique, but at all of them you will undoubtedly find fresh locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, and meats like natural pork, beef and fish. And why not make it a family outing? Farmers markets are the perfect family-friendly atmosphere and some will even let your four-legged family members tag along!
Check out the list below for some of the area’s best farmers markets*. With over a dozen in multiple locations almost every day of the week, you’ll never run out of options when it comes to reaping the desert’s bounty.
Ahwatukee Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
4700 East Warner Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Anthem Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
41703 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy.
Anthem, AZ 85086
Tatum Ranch Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
28230 N. Tatum Blvd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
ASU Tempe Farmers Market (Alternating Tuesdays, 9am – 2pm)
Caddy Mall, ASU Tempe Campus
Tempe, AZ 85287
Gilbert Town Square Twilight Farmers Market (3:30pm – 7pm)
1040 South Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Sun City Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
16820 N 99th Ave.
Sun City AZ 85351
Carefree Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
1 Sundial Circle
Carefree, AZ 85377
Mesa Community Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
263 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Goodyear Farmers Market (9am – 1pm)
3151 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market (8am – 1pm)
3806 N Brown Ave. (City Parking Lot)
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Roadrunner Farmers Market (8am – 1pm)
3502 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
*Farmers markets sponsored by the Arizona Community Farmers Market Group.
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