12 December, 2019, 22:48

This Week at the Farmers Market: Citrus Jubilee, Kombucha & Vegan Baked Goods

We don’t have to think about the weather often in Tucson because it’s usually sunny and warm. Like last weekend, the weather forecast this weekend calls for rain. All of the markets post updates on their respective social media pages. So, if you are worried a market may be cancelled due to weather, make sure to check there first before heading out.

Community Food Bank Farmers Markets

The Desert Harvesters will be at the market this week to begin the first session of their Homestead Series. On Thursday at the Santa Cruz River market, learn how to make a portable and efficient twig burning store. The instructions will show you to using just recycled cans and simple hand tools, a stove can be created.

Santa Cruz River Farmers Market

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

  • Titled Halos makes vegan and gluten-free baked goods that are both decadent and delicious. This kind hearted vendor provides transitional employment and re-entry into society for individuals who lack employment experience due to incarceration and drug addiction.
  • Peppermint Jim sells mint products from the oldest family operated mint farm in America. Stop by for mint essential oils, misters, lip balm and fresh cut mint sprigs.
Community Food Bank Farm Stand

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

  • Abundant Harvest Cooperative has collected apples, grapefruit, chard, radishes, tangelos, eggs, and hot chilies to bring to the market.

For more information visit communityfoodbank.org.

FoodInRoot

FoodInRoot has been adding so many new partners and events, there is certainly a lot to keep up with. The newest market to be added to the list happens the last Friday of the month from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and is a complement to the ongoing “Frieda al Fresco” event. Take in the beautiful location and art while also enjoying local Tucson vendors.

University of Arizona Main Campus Farmers Market

1303 E. University Blvd., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday

  • Papa Mike’s Homemade Jerky has some great specials on this protein packed snack. You can get five small bags of jerky for $20 or three large bags for $25.
  • Green Heart Bakery creates desserts for diet and health conscious customers. Some of the treats include Cranberry Bliss Bars, Organic Apple Hand Pies, Lemon Tarts and Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.
St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market

4280 N. Campbell Ave., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday

  • Curly Wolf Kombucha is a small batch, probiotic tea that is aged in American oak barrels. Flavors include Plain Jane, Ginger Root, Old-Fashioned and Tumbleweed.
  • Wild Rose Coffee only makes dark roast coffee that is known for its smooth, mellow and rich flavor. Grab a bag of the signature blend which combines beans from all over the world to make unique a coffee flavor.

For more information visit foodinroot.com.

Heirloom Farmers Markets

Celebrate citrus season at the Heirloom Farmers Markets this weekend. With all of the lemons, oranges and grapefruit doing so well, it is time to get out there and try it all. All three of the markets will be honoring the zesty crop with food specials, like music and chef demonstrations. For more information on what specific vendors are bring and further details, head to the event page for the Citrus Jubilee.

Rillito Park

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

  • POPPED Artisan Popcorn makes a citrus based popcorn that sounds curious, but is so good you will probably eat the whole bag in one sitting. Pick up a bag (or two) of the Lemon Poppy Seed popcorn and enjoy.
Oro Valley

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

  • We B’ Jamin Farm has Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon marmalades to bring to the market this week. The products are all made using organic, no-spray fruits and berries, pure cane sugar and no artificial ingredients.
Trail Dust Town

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

  • Desert Treasures Orange Groves will be on sight with grapefruit, tangelos, lemons and kumquats all grown on Tucson’s only remaining orange and date grove with over 10 varieties of locally grown citrus.

For more information visit heirloomfm.org.

Jennifer Rothschild is an aspiring freelance food writer by night.

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