To get your farm fresh produce and all-things-local fix, head to the farmers markets around metro Phoenix to shop, eat at food trucks and enjoy family-friendly activities and even yoga.
Most of the markets are open weekly or monthly from fall through spring. Vendor lists and hours of operation change often, so check their individual websites or social media pages for the most current information. Some allow leashed dogs, but verify that and any other restrictions on markets’ websites, as well.
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Uptown Farmers Market
This massive twice-weekly market draws about 100 vendors to its Saturday and Wednesday morning events. Its impressive lineup features popular draws like Arizona Microgreens, Udder Delights Ice Cream, Crow’s Goat Dairy, Fluffy Vegans, The Tamale Store, McClendon’s Select Organic, Arizona Elderberry Shop, Arizona Bread Company, Sonoran Pasta Company, All About the ‘Booch, Bagelfelds and Stone Grindz Chocolate. Look for gifts from shops like Boutique A Go-Go, Pots From Clay and Ruff Life Dog Bones. A rotation of food trucks are also onsite. Hundreds of items are featured on the online shop with contactless pickup or refrigerated delivery on Saturday.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. uptownmarketaz.com.
Farmers Market on High Street
A staple for more than a decade, this market showcases nearly 100 vendors selling farm fresh produce, locally-sourced honey, fresh baked breads, sweet treats, olive oils, barbecue sauces, fresh seafood, tamales, German sausages, flowers, kettle corn, jewelry and home décor.
Details: Sundays from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through May 31. 5415 E. High St., Phoenix. highstreetaz.com.
Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
Dozens of vendors fuel this popular weekly bazaar. Get your fill of produce such as kale, pea shoots, potatoes, squash and cucumbers from growers such as Crooked Sky Farms, Blue Sky Organic Farm and Horny Toad Farm. There’s spicy goods from Los Muertos Salsa, desert wildflower honey from Absolutely Delightful Arizona Honey, and java from Blue House Coffee. Pick up some fermented goodness from Garden Goddess and the base for your next comfort food meal from Sonoran Pasta Co. Find non-edibles at Botanicals in Clay, H2E Aromatherapy and Redemption Market.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. from Oct.-May. 7-11 a.m. from June-September. 720 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. downtownphoenixfarmersmarket.org.
Roadrunner Park Farmers Market
The state’s oldest farmers market continues its run with a selection of fresh produce, baked goods, honey, natural pork, beef and fish, hand crafted items and an array of specialty foods. Popular vendors include The Tamale Store, Doctor Hummus, Arizona Farms Cheese and Blue Sky Organic Farms, Phoenix Pasta, Noble Bread and The Wild Shrimp Company.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. October through May and from 7-11 a.m. June-September. 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix. facebook.com/RoadrunnerParkFarmersMarket.
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
Hit this bustling market in Old Town Scottsdale that features more than 100 local growers and specialty food producers. Take home organic and pesticide-free produce, seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, natural pork, beef, fish and free-range eggs, along with cheese, freshly baked artisan breads, jams, tamales, vegan delights and more.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. October through May. 3806 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale. arizonafarmersmarkets.com.
Fountain Hills Farmers Market
Find a variety of fresh local produce, cheeses, eggs, honey, nuts, treats and gifts.
Details: Thursdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through April 28. 16729 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. fountainhillsfarmersmarket.com.
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Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
Check out dozens of vendors featuring locally grown and made products, plus family-friendly activities. Pick up fresh finds from Abby Lee Farms, aromatherapy boosts from Wickit Love Candle Co., honey from AZ Queen Bee Honey, fish from Fresh Alaska Seafood and something for your four-legged pal from The BARKery. Then go find your zen with Yoga in the Park sessions.
Details: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through June. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. downtownchandler.org.
Ahwatukee Farmers Market
Fill your bags with seasonal produce, herbs, fresh flowers, bread, grass-fed beef, Alaskan seafood and sweet treats and this weekly market.
Details: Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through May and from 8-11 a.m. June-September. Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center, 4700 E. Warner Road, Phoenix. facebook.com/AhwatukeeFarmersMarket.
Power Road Farmers Market
This market store is open daily and stocked with produce such as apples, cucumbers, squash, broccoli and pomegranates. You’ll also find local honey, roasted chiles, tortillas, hot sauces, jellies and candies.
Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa. 480-497-0706, powerrdfarmersmarket.com.
Singh Meadows Farmers Market
A bevvy of freshly grown seasonal produce awaits: Think apples, pears, Yukon gold, red and purple potatoes, zucchini, Armenian cucumbers, red radish, fresh raw farm honey, winter greens, carrots and onions plus pantry items. Start your own edible garden with tomato plants and other seedlings in the compost area. End your market run with refreshments from the onsite cafe.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through October, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays-Sundays November-July, or end of harvest. 1490 E. Weber Drive, Tempe. 480-225-7199, facebook.com/SinghMeadows.
Gilbert Farmers Market
This year-round market in downtown Gilbert, just west of the town’s iconic water tower, presents produce from Molovin Farm and Steadfast Farm; eggs, milk and beef from Worththewait Farmyard, pork from AZ Fine Swine, sweet and savory hand pies from AZ Food Crafters, mixers from Iconic Cocktail Co., more than 100 tea blends from Zen Fusion Tea and treats from Funshine Bakery, Honeybee Cookie Company and M&J Chocolate Couture.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon through April, 7-11 a.m. May-Sept.. 222 N. Ash St., Gilbert. gilbertmarket.com.
Downtown Mesa Farmers Market
Located at the Mesa Arts Center, head here for groceries, treats and home décor from vendors like Buenos Aires Empanadas, Proof Bread, Kayla & CO., Culture Clash Greek Yogurt, Sonoran Desert Olive Oil, Hunter Jaymes Meats and The Naked Fig Soap Co.
Details: Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon through spring, 7-11 a.m. spring-summer. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. dtmesafarmersmarket.com.
Glendale Farmers Market at Cabela’s
This new market boasts fresh produce, grass fed beef, seafood, spices, honeys and sauces from an array of weekly rotating vendors including TJ Farms, Dry Bay Fish Co., Salsa Patron and Timoteo Spice Co. Peruse various crafts, pet wares and jewelry, then grab a bite from food trucks like 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese and Elote Man.
Details: Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. 9380 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. getlocalarizonaevents.com/sundaymarket.
Arrowhead Farmers Market
Browse the booths of 100 local vendors offering a variety of produce, dairy, honeys and artisan crafts. The rotating lineup includes Moreno Farms, TAST Vegan Bistro, Arizona Bread Company, Doctor Hummus, Bubbles By MJ, Driftwood Designs and Paws Choose Us. Food trucks and activities like glitter and henna tattoos are also onsite.
Details: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through May. 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, near Dillard’s in Glendale. getlocalarizonaevents.com/saturdaymarket.
The Sun City Festival Farmers Market
Find a variety of food, art and decor from vendors like Norah’s Sweet Potato Pies, Pasta Pasta, Los Muertos Salsa, Fine Metal Art, Trilby Cattle Co. and AZ Pepper Ranch along with food trucks.
Details: Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm, through April. Sage Center, 26501 W. Desert Vista Blvd., Buckeye. getlocalarizonaevents.com/sun-city-festival-farmers-market.
Verrado Community Farmers Market
Expect to find farm produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, honey, pickles, breads and olive oils. Shop for gifts from the handmade craft vendors.
Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays starting Nov. 21 through Mother’s Day. Verrado Town Square, N. Market Place and W. Main Street, Buckeye. facebook.com/VerradoCommunityFarmersMarket.
Pinnacle Peak Farmers Market
This market debuted this fall at its new location in the Deer Valley Towne Center. Shop for fresh vegetables, local honey, salsa, spices, baked treats, gelato and more.
Details: Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through May. 2805 W Agua Fria Fwy Phoenix. 602-465-1343, facebook.com/pinnaclepeakfarmersmarket.
Lakeside Farmers Market
Held at North Lake in the Estrella community, this monthly market offers fresh-from-the-farm produce plus vendors selling fresh breads, pastries, olive oils, local artwork and jewelry, beauty and skin care, and dog bones and treats.
Details: Third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. October-April. 10336 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. estrella.com.
Sun City Grand Market
Check out the market at its new location across the street from where it was held last season. Stock up on homegrown tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables and shop food makers selling pasta sauces, free-range eggs, flowers, Italian breads, desserts and spicy homemade pickles.
Details: First Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through June. 19837 North Remington Drive, Surprise.
Corte Bella Market
In-season produce is sold alongside local food makers peddling items like all-natural jerky, pickles, olives, herbs, frozen fish, beef, pasta sauces and packaged soup mixes. The market is located outside the Anacapa Restaurant.
Details: Second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. October-May. Corte Bella Country Club, 22135 N. Mission Drive, Sun City West.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Metro Phoenix Farmers markets: Uptown Farmers Market, Old Town, Mesa