This Week at the Farmers Market: Arugula, Patty Pan Squash, Fresh Bread & Steak

By Jenny Rothschild
July 28, 2016

Farmers markets give communities the opportunity to eat local produce and support small farms. The benefits of eating food grown where you live includes better flavor, more nutrients and knowing your farmers. It also supports the local economy and helps the environment. Get out there this weekend to get fresh greens, tomatoes, herbs, eggs and more.

Community Food Bank Farmers Markets

The Community Food Bank collaborates with Pima County, City High School and other community organizations to run Las Milpitas de Cottonwood. This community farm provides educational opportunities, capacity building and serves as a place for area residents to grow their own food. If you are interested in gardening, having a plot or being a part of this community group, visit for more information.

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market

100 S. Avenida del Convento - Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Tucson Village Farm harvested a large crop of produce to share. Look for kale, Chinese cabbage, radishes, mustards, arugula and fresh cut flowers.
  • Tumerico will be serving tamales made from local ingredients gathered from the farmers market. They also have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free varieties.
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’s bounty this week will include chard, grapes, patty pan squash, wild arugula and green figs.

For more information visit


Customer Appreciation Month continues with FoodInRoot! Vendors will have specials at their booths to show all of their love and appreciation for their customers. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself and get to know the wonderful vendors. Each one has something interesting to teach you and something delicious to sell you.

Maynard's Twilight Market

400 N. Toole, Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Tilted Halos Vegan/Gluten Free Home Baked Goods has whipped up a delicious array of cupcakes, muffins and other treats to end your night on a sweet note.
  • We Be Jamin creates unique combinations of spreads to add a little something extra to your normal routine. Look for Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup, Strawberry Habanero Jam, and Whisky Pear Jam.
St. Philip's Plaza Farmers Market

4280 N. Campbell Road, Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Tucson Honey Company is your spot for fresh, local honey. Check out the honey varieties and ask this vendor about all the unique benefits to consuming honey created where you live.
  • Cloud Nine Floatation has all of the relaxations products you will need to get your week started on the right note. Also, this week stop by to get a free bag of Epsom Salts in honor of Customer Appreciation Month!

For more information visit

Heirloom Farmers Markets

Have you ever wondered how to get involved at the Heirloom Farmers Markets? There are several different ways to take a little more ownership in the market. Consider becoming a vendor, donating, sponsoring or volunteering. Look to the Heirloom website for more details and all the information you will need.

Rillito Park (4502 N. 1st Avenue) – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Dante's Fire brings its delicious bread to the market each week. You know that bread plate in the restaurant always leaves you wanting more, get the whole loaf and bring it home to enjoy all week (or in one day, we don't judge!).
Oro Valley (10901 N. Oracle Road) – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Double Check Ranch Beef is a family run business focusing on raising, processing and selling wholesome meat. They are reinventing local, small scale agriculture and respect the land, animals and people in the process. Look for steak, brisket and other cuts of meat to elevate your meals.
Trail Dust Town (6541 E. Tanque Verde Road) – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • The Roasted Chile delivers freshly roasted chiles, assorted bread and its famous rubs made from home grown ingredients each week. They have mastered the craft of perfectly roasting chiles and embrace the southwestern flavors we all love.

For more information visit

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