Best Valley Farmers’ Markets

The Valley of the Sun boasts a number of family-friendly Farmer’s Markets year-round. Shopping at your local market is a wonderful way to support community farmers and artisans while enjoying fresh, quality ingredients and fun in the sun. Whether you’re looking for farm-fresh produce, handcrafted gifts, freshly picked flowers, or other items with a handmade, homegrown touch, you’re sure to find it at one of these Arizona farmers’ markets.

Fridays

Carefree Farmers Market 
When: Open Oct – Aug, Fridays, 9am-1pm
Where: Carefree Sundial Gardens, Carefree, AZ 85377 across from visitor’s center.

Features: Fresh local and seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, locally made jams, jellies and salsas along with freshly baked bread and food demonstrations by Chefs from Valley restaurants.

 

Saturdays

Roadrunner Park Farmers Market 
When: Saturdays, Oct. – May: 8am-1pm, June – Sept.: 7am-11am
Where: 3502 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix AZ 85032 between Freeway 51 & 36th St. 

Features: Local farm produce, cold pressed juices, gluten-free and vegan goods, honey, jams and jellies, nursery stock, natural pork, beef, and fish in addition to handcrafted items. Roadrunner is a kid and family friendly market, and furry friends are very welcome. Roadrunner Park includes a large playground, a fishing pond with ducks and geese on premises, and special community events.


Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
When: Open Oct – June, Saturdays, 7am-11am,
Where: 3806 N. Brown Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85251 in the city parking facility at the corner of Brown and 1st Street In the Old Town area, next to the Carriage House. 

Features: This lively market is in its 5th year of business and features local growers and specialty food producers. You’ll find a variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, seasonal items such as cider and apples, flowers, natural pork, beef, fish, free range eggs, and local cheeses in addition to freshly baked artisan bread, Amish friendship bread, jams, picadillies, and tamales.
 

Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market
When: Saturdays (May-Sep): 8 am to Noon, Saturdays (Oct-Apr): 8 am to 1 pm
Where: 721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley) next to the Phoenix Public Market Cafe.

Features: The Open Ari Market features fresh local produce and grass-fed beef, goat, pork, and chicken eggs, along with plenty of prepared food items from gluten-free nutrition bars to veggie tamales. You can also enjoy fresh pastries, iced drinks, and snacks from one of several food trucks at this market.
 

Gilbert Farmers Market 
When: 8 am to 12 pm during fall/spring season (usually October through March), 7 am to 11 am during summer season (usually April through September)
Where: 222 N Ash St, Gilbert, AZ 85234 in the Park and Ride just West of the iconic Water Tower in Downtown Gilbert. 

Features: A wide variety of locally grown produce and specialty foods from up to 100 Arizona Food Producers. The market features some amazing Food Trucks and local eats along with games and entertainment for your entire family.

 

Sundays

Anthem Farmers Market 
When: Sundays, 8am-11am, Open Oct – Aug 13, 2017
Where: 41703 N Gavilan Peak Parkway Anthem, AZ 85086 in The Anthem Community (upper) Park, near the Veterans Memorial.

Features: Organic and seasonal crops, plants and seeds, compost and worm castings. Grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, and goat. Fresh local eggs, cheeses, and butter. Canned goods including jams, jellies, pickles, tamales, sauces, and freshly baked artisan breads and pastries.


Ahwatukee Farmers Market
When: Sundays, Oct. – May: 9am-1pm, June – Sept: 8am-11am
Where: 4700 East Warner Road Phoenix, AZ 85044 in the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center parking lot.

Features: Local and seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, jams, jellies, salsas, freshly baked breads, natural pork, grass-fed Longhorn beef, and fish along with a selection of local crafts and natural body care products.


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