28 September, 2022, 01:39

This Week At The Farmers Market: Fresh Eggs, Grass Fed Beef, Artisan Breads, Radishes, Green Onions

If you haven’t already figured out what you will be doing to celebrate your mom this weekend, let the farmers’ markets be your guide! They will be the best places to get the fresh  ingredients needed to make mom brunch or dinner to honor all she does. Also, maybe pick up an artisan gift or two while you are there.

Community Food Bank

Santa Cruz River & Community Food Bank Farm Stand

Named as one of the top ten Farmers Markets in the country by the Farmers’ Almanac, the Community Food Bank has created a well-loved environment full of fresh food and local products. Grab your reusable tote bag and fill it up with the assortment of produce and other goodies.

Santa Cruz River Farmer’s Market at Mercado San Agustin – Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Small Planet Bakery is officially back and ready to provide for all of your bread, cinnamon roll and scone needs.
  • Scraps on Scraps has partnered with the Community Food Bank and Compost Cats to turn food waste into compost. Stop by the table and learn about the service!
  • Don’t forget the summer hours have started. The new hours are 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market at the Food Bank – Tuesday 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
  • The small, local farmers participating this week in the Abundant Harvest Cooperative have harvested radishes, green onions, potatoes and bell peppers for you to enjoy this week.

For more information visit Community Food Bank of Arizona.

Food in Root

St. Philip’s Plaza & University of Arizona

Food in Root has also switched to summer hours at both St. Philip’s Plaza markets on Saturday and Sunday.  The new hours are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Plaza Palamino is now on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and this is the last week for the U of A Mall Market.

St. Philip’s Plaza Classic Farmers’ Market , 4280 N. Campbell Ave. –  Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • In honor of Mother’s Day, enter your mom into the Mother’s Day raffle to win a huge gift basket full of Food in Root products.  All of the proceeds from the raffle go to Heartsounds: Mother and Infant Care.
  • San Rafael Valley Grass-Fed Beef raises 100% pure organic Arizona grass-fed animals. Only ground products are sold at the market, but they do take orders for roasts and steaks that can be delivered right to your home.
Sycamore Park Twilight Market, 7413 E. Sycamore Park  Blvd. First Friday of every month from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • The newest market to be added to the Food in Root lineup specializes in locally produced foods, artisan crafts and food trucks.

For more information visit Food In Root.

Heirloom Farmers Market

Rillito Park, Oro Valley & Trail Dust Town

Check out the brand new, beautiful website launched this week for all of the Heirloom Farmers Markets. The Vendors page now allows you to look at what vendors are participating at the different markets. By clicking on the individual market page, you can find more details about all of the events going on.

Rillito Park Farmers Market, 4502 N. 1st Avenue – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mustang Mountain Eggs is based out of Huachuca City, Arizona. All of the eggs come from Barred Rock/Rhode Island Reds Cross hens that all lay healthful, healthy brown eggs.
Oro Valley, 10901 N. Oracle Road – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Breadsmith specializes in artisan breads. All products are made daily, from scratch and using only the highest quality ingredients available.
Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • First Friday Family Fundays are back! For $4, you will get a wristband that will grant you unlimited access to a Ferris wheel, carousal and train.  The standard local favorites will also be there with all of the produce, coffee, pastries and eggs.

For more information visit Heirloom Farmers Markets.

Jennifer Rothschild is an aspiring freelance food writer by night.

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