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Bountiful Harvest Valley Guide to Farmer’s Markets

Writer Lara Piu

When ideal temperatures officially set in and the phrase, “This is why we live here,” is widely used, it’s time to head to the great outdoors. And after a morning walk, hike, run or bike ride, what better way to relax than perusing fresh, local wares at your local farmers’ market?

There’s a hearty list of markets to select from, and each offers a unique pick of produce, flowers, honey, meats, cheese, sauces, artisan work, beauty items, food trucks and other hometown-grown or made goodies. Here are some of the farmers’ markets happening right now, and the unique experiences they offer. Be sure to check websites for special events and changes to hours.

Uptown Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays and Saturdays

5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Multi-level 75-minute community yoga classes Saturdays at 10 a.m. by Dirty Yoga.

Open Air Market at Phoenix

Public Market


721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Traditional Mexican dance, music,

and dress Nov. 11 from 9–11 a.m.

by Folklor Mexicano.

The Camelback Market at

Vincent’s on Camelback


3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Fresh-made omelets, crêpes, grilled panini sandwiches, chicken and potatoes, thin-crust pizzas from renowned restaurant’s wood-fired pizza oven, and fresh seafood and meat paella from its oversized paella pans.

Old Town Farmers’ Market


3806 N. Brown Rd., Scottsdale

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Gourmet cooking classes from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekly.

Farmers’ Market at Mercado


8300 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Corner of Hayden Rd. and Via De Ventura

This market is new; it launched in October.

Farmers’ Market on High Street

at CityNorth

Third Sundays

5415 E. High St., Phoenix

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Check the website for the market’s lineup

of demonstrations and live entertainment.

Farm ‘n’ Art Market at Desert Canyon

Shopping Center


10401 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale

3 p.m.–7 p.m.

The market’s experiences and demonstrations to be announced. Check the website for details.

Farmers’ Market North Scottsdale

at the General Store

Second and fourth Saturdays

8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mindful Flow Yoga from 9:30 to

10:30 a.m.; Yin & Zen Yoga from 11 a.m. to noon at Harumi Yoga.

Farmers’ Market North Scottsdale at Troon North

First and third Saturdays

10037 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Chef Jeff Benson, personal chef to celebrities, demonstrates how to cook healthy meals using market items.

Farm ‘n’ Art Market at Terravita Shopping Center


34402 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

3 p.m.–7 p.m.

The market’s experiences and demonstrations are in the works.

Check the website for details.

Carefree Farmers’ Market


1 Sundial Cr., Carefree

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Chef demonstrations representing Valley restaurants.

Anthem Community Farmers’ Market at Anthem Community Park


41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Gardeners will love the locally provided seeds, compost and worm castings.

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