This Week at the Market: Squash, Carrots, Beets & Apples

By Jenny Rothschild
November 3, 2016

If the rumors are true, the temperatures may start to dip. Let's usher in a new month by celebrating. Each market has a special event this weekend, so be sure to enjoy it all.

Community Food Bank Farmers Markets

Still hanging on to those Halloween pumpkins? Don't forget about this weekend's event at the Community Food Bank. The First Annual Pumpkin Smash will be on 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at Las Milpitas Farm. Learn about sustainable gardening practices and participate in the pumpkin catapulting competition.

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market

100 S. Avenida del Convento, 3 - 6 p.m. Thursday

  • Bajo Tierra Kitchen is a new vendor to the market. The Sonoran Kimchi is a specialty. Using only organic produce and adding extra ginger for an even better flavor, this is a good way to add calcium and iron to your diet.
  • Rattlebox Farm has collected a beautiful bounty of carrots, chard, kale, collard greens, butternut squash and arugula.
El Pueblo Mobile Market

El Rio Parking lot, Irvington Road and 6th Avenue, 3 - 5 p.m. Monday

Community Food Bank Farm Stand

3003 S. Country Club Rd., 8 a.m. - noon Tuesday

  • Abundant Harvest Cooperative brings apples,  sweet peppers, dried bay leaves, acorn squash,  spaghetti squash, and cherry tomatoes.

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FoodInRoot is hosting VegOut Tucson this weekend. On Sunday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, enjoy this new holiday vegan food festival. The day will be packed full with vendors, exhibitors, entertainment, and authors. Don't miss out on the first ever vegan "hot dog" eating contest.Admissions is $10 and includes on free "hot dog." For tickets and more information, visit

Sycamore Park Twilight Market

7413 E. Sycamore Park Boulevard, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday

  • Cindy Gardens has been busy gathering her fall produce. Stop by this local farmer for beets, carrots, squash, apples and onions. Plus, Cindy can answer all of your questions about how and where her beautiful crops are grown.
  • Anna's Kitchen will be serving a delicious menu of steamed Asian island food, full of vitamins and nutrients. All of the food is steamed and cooked without using oil or grease, locking in all of the flavor without losing any of the health benefits. 
St. Philip's Plaza Farmers Market

4280 N. Campbell Rd., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday

  • Double Check Ranch is now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving. Stop by to get all of the details and decide how big of a locally raised bird you would like.
  • Arizona Emu Oil has the answer to what your skin needs. Known for helping with psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, sun burns, stretch marks, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, emu oil can help in many ways. Grab a bottle of the healing lotion at the market and feel better next week!

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Heirloom Farmers Markets

This weekend celebrates Heirloom Farmers Markets' 2nd Anniversary at Rillito Park. The last two years have been packed with over 80 vendors and 1,500 weekly customers. In order to honor the occasion, the day will include a chef demonstration from Executive Chef Ryan Clark and live bluegrass music from local band, Cadillac Mountain. Come by between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and enjoy this special event.

Rillito Park

4502 N. 1st Ave., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday

  • Southwinds Farm has a limited supply of Tohono O'odham yellow watermelon available for the market this week. Extra bonus - if you follow them on Facebook or Instagram, you will get 10% off.
Oro Valley

10901 N. Oracle Rd., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday

  • Sarge's Cheesecakes creates delicious cheesecakes. With over 200 different flavors, this vendor always has something new to try. With choices like white chocolate raspberry swirl, turtle, strawberry, cherry, Oreo, Jack Daniels, and pumpkin, it will be hard to pick just one.
Trail Dust Town

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday

  • Succulent Delicacies has embraced the pumpkin season. From pumpkin bread, to pumpkin shaped cookies, to pumpkin cupcakes, there is something for everyone.

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