Summer has officially arrived. While we wait for the monsoons to make their glorious appearance, let's make the best of the hot weather. Don’t forget to wear a hat and sunscreen when visiting any of the farmers markets this week. Protect your skin, drink lots of water and adventure on.
Community Food Bank Farmers Markets
The Community Food Bank runs a program named Caridad. Caridad, which is Spanish for charity, has touched the lives of countless people for over 15 years. It's a 10-week culinary training program for unemployed and underemployed individuals as well as a full catering service. Consider Caridad for your next catered event. All proceeds go back to the Community Food Bank and provide a living wage for its employees.
Santa Cruz River Farmers Market (100 S. Avenida del Convento)- Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Small Planet Bakery has an assortment of breads, scones, muffins and other irresistible treats.
- Breckenfeld Family Growers have a wonderful array of alliums like Sicillian Silverskin garlic and succulent sweet onions. Check out the beets, leeks and carrots as well.
El Pueblo Mobile Market, El Rio Parking lot, Irvington Road and 6th Avenue – Monday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m
Community Food Bank Farm Stand, 3003 S. Country Club Road – Tuesday 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m
- Abundant Harvest Cooperative is full of tomatoes this week! There are so many different varieties including Indigo Rose, Nichols, Yellow Pear, Sungold, Costaluto, Genovese and more!
For more information visit (http://www.communityfoodbank.org/FarmersMarket)
FoodInRoot knows its hot out. To make your market time a little more pleasant, the two St. Philip’s Plaza markets will have extra tents set up to provide some much needed shade. In addition to the vendor tents, a row of large tents will be set up in the center-walking aisle. Enjoy the reprieve from the sun and visit all of your favorite vendors.
Maynard’s Twilight Market (400 N. Toole Ave.) Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- An exciting new addition has been added to the market. Deep House Yoga will be hosting a yoga class on the patio starting at 8:00 p.m. The class is $5 and is just what your body will need after running with the Meet Me at Maynard’s group and picking up all of the week’s essentials at the market.
- Happy Hippie Kitchen and Wellness is the best way to start your week. Pick up a batch of energy bites and some chia seed pudding with fresh berries. Don’t forget to hydrate with a glass of zen water!
St. Philip’s Plaza Classic Farmers Market (4280 N. Campbell Ave) Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Renee Theresa’s Cakes and Salsa is the newest vendor to join the FoodInRoot family. Stop by this vendor for delicious salsa and creative baked goods.
- Planet of the Crepes sets up its mobile creperie on the south side of the plaza. There are so many delicious crepes to try like the Breakfast 2.0 (eggs, green chile, cheddar, salsa and avocado) or the Pesto (basil, mushroom, goat cheese, spinach and tomatoes).
For more information visit (http://foodinroot.com/)
Heirloom Farmers Market
Heirloom Farmers Markets shares exciting news this week. A grant awarded by Wholesome Wave which will be used to “Double Your Dollars” on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) purchases. The program matches the purchases made by SNAP shoppers up to $20 to buy fresh, local produce. Available at Rillito Park Farmers Market and now at the Trail Dust Town market, it empowers recipients to support local farmers by creating economic viability through farm-to-retail venues.
Rillito Park (4502 N. 1st Avenue) – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Big Skye Bakers uses all-natural mesquite flour along with all local and organic products. This family owned bakery makes pies, galettes, bread and is also known to get creative with empanadas.
Oro Valley (10901 N. Oracle Road) – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Jack and the Bean Soup creates ready to cook gourmet bean and lentil soup. The soups create delicious and easy meals that can be made in a crock pot.
Trail Dust Town (6541 E. Tanque Verde Road) – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Grammy’s Farm is the vendor to visit for jams, jellies, pickles and mustards. A taste for everyone, look for pineapple habanaro jam, apple jam and whole grain mustards.
For more information visit heirloomfm.org.