2 October, 2022, 07:21

This Week at the Market: Peaches, Pomegranates & Potatoes

October is here and several markets have transitioned to fall/winter hours. Make sure to double check the times before you head out this week. We have finally reached the point in the year when its not necessary to beat the heat and instead just enjoy the day as it comes.

Community Food Bank Farmers Markets

Did you know that one of the most requested items at the Community Food Bank is peanut butter? This pantry staple brings a big punch of protein to any meal. Plus, its delicious flavor makes for a great snack. Next time you are at the grocery store, consider picking up an extra jar to donate!

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market

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

  • Rob’s Family Farm is a small family owned and operated farm. Visit this vendor for pecans, local beans and free range chicken eggs.
  • Tucson Honey Company has the honey you will need and want as those temperatures get cooler. Who doesn’t love a spoonful of local honey in their tea?
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 has collected a colorful and bountiful selection of produce to bring to the markets this week! Look for apples, garlic, bell peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini,dried chiltepines, peaches and eggs.

For more information visit communityfoodbank.org.


Save the date for Veg Out Tucson, coming November 6th. This new holiday vegan food festival will be full of entertainment, vendors, cooking demonstrations, authors, beer, wine and for the first time ever, a vegan “hot dog” eating contest. Tickets go on sale October 7th and will cost $10 each.

Maynard’s Twilight Market

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

  • Kodiak Fresh makes sure you are stocked full of wild salmon, fresh from this vendor’s family boats. They will have Coho, Sockeye and King Salmon ready for you to take home and enjoy.  
  • Mission Coffee Imports brings its freshly roasted coffee to get you through Monday and carry you through the week. Grab a bag of this delicious, one of a kind coffee. 
St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market

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

  • Cindy’s Gardens is all set to celebrate fall with an extra long table full of locally grown, pesticide/spray free produce. Visit Cindy for beets, kale, potatoes, onions, pomegranates and the last of the peaches.
  • Tilted Halos Vegan/Gluten-Free Home Baked Goods has some very special treats. No one can resist a marshmallow Oreo cookie brownie or green tea shortbread cookies with a dark chocolate drizzle.

For more information visit foodinroot.com

Heirloom Farmers Markets

Have you ever considered being a vendor at the farmers market? Heirloom Farmers Markets has opened up its vendor application for 2017 to new growers and producers. Now is the time to apply and applications will only be accepted through November 8th. For more information, head to heirloomfm.org for all the details.

Rillito Park (4502 N. 1st Avenue) – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cochise Family Farm spent the last week picking the fresh peaches, ready for you to take home and savor the last of the season. The produce from this farm is all pesticide and chemical free. The fall harvest is also underway with pomegranates, pumpkins and melons.
Oro Valley (10901 N. Oracle Road) – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Double Check Ranch Beef raises, processes, and sells wholesome, pasture-raised meats. This family business strives to reinvent local, small-scale agriculture. Stop by and also ask about pre-ordering your Thanksgiving turkey.
Trail Dust Town (6541 E. Tanque Verde Road) – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Skye Island Olive and Grapes brings its impressive collection of imported, fine olive oils and vinegars from all around the world to the market each week.

For more information visit heirloomfm.org.

Jennifer Rothschild is an aspiring freelance food writer by night.