Fresh produce and handmade goods by local vendors at farmers markets in Phoenix area

Feed Your Lifestyle: Phoenix Farmers Markets

Posted on 29 Jan, 2019

If it’s true that you are what you eat, it’s no wonder South Mountain residents are naturally drawn to foods that are as healthy, earthy and authentic as life itself in this great region. But the area’s abundance of tasty farm fresh eats sure helps, too.

Because when you’re the active outdoorsy type, nothing fuels your lifestyle better than nutrient-rich, natural foods whose journey from the farm to your table is not much longer than your average hike. At Avance, you’re in the perfect spot to reach the best food sources just as quickly. And shopping local supports the small businesses of the community, too—so shop and eat your heart out!

To whet your appetite, here’s our fresh guide to Phoenix’s Farmers Markets and their must-try vendors—plus some restaurants the markets cater to, for those times when cooking for yourself is not on the menu.

Shop local, hand-crafted jewelry made by Phoenix artisans

Open Air Markets at the Phoenix Public Market

An institution in Downtown Phoenix, this market offers goods from over 80 local vendors all year round. From specialty coffee and grass-fed beef to artisan wood jewelry, you’ll find everything you need—and a lot more to discover. It’s the perfect place to spend a Saturday morning, celebrate the best of Phoenix farming and mingle with neighbors and friends.

Phoenix Public Market
Address: 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm
Phone: (602) 625-6736

Vendors you don’t want to miss:
Arrandale Farms — Farm to table produce and eggs, farmtastic merchandise, locally roasted, global coffee flavors and much more from urban farm life pioneers.

The Proper Beast — The name says it all: 100% hormone, antibiotic, filler, preservative, nitrate, MSG free meat specialties from Bratwurst to Maple Bacon (plus bread, biscuits, and more).

Lux Hardgoods — A true gem offering beautiful jewelry handmade in Tempe, AZ.

Produce stands with locally-grown vegetables and fruits

Uptown Farmers Market

If there’s something you’d call THE farmers market in Phoenix, this would be it.

Food-focused and open all year long (not to mention voted among USA Today’s 50 travel-worthy Farmers Markets) Uptown Market is a local favorite gathering place for the community and pure heaven for foodies and ambitious home cooks. Here, you can purchase  fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods straight from over 100 local vendors—and you’ll also find a free “Veggie Valet” (on Saturdays) who will cut up your purchases for you, as well as an indoor dairy section, an indoor summer market and ample parking.

Uptown Farmers Market
Address: 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Hours: Sat: 8-1, Wed 9-1
Phone: (602) 859-5648

Vendors you don’t want to miss:

Alaskan Pride Seafoods — Just what the desert needed: Traditional Alaska style hook and line caught fish. And sustainable, premium quality to boot.

The Flying Bakery — Pets want to (tr)eat fresh, too, so stop by the Flying Bakery for handmade dog, cat and bird treats. New: a loyalty program and free shipping.

Iconic Cocktail Co — Handcrafted, sugar-reduced, all-natural cocktail mixers for your Housewarming at Avance or to sweeten your tea, coffee or water any day. We recommend their blog if you’re looking for a great cocktail recipe.

Fresh baked goods from Phoenix-based bakeries

Amadio Ranch

The Amadio family farm frequents both the Open Air Market and the Uptown Farmer’s Market with their heritage farming produce (grown with techniques used in the 1930-60s) and homemade goods. But if you want it even fresher, you can go directly to the source just 13 minutes from Avance. Products include tree-ripened fruits and vegetables, made from scratch pies, all-natural jams and pickles, raw local honey, and farm fresh eggs. There’s also a self-serve farm stand open daily during daylight hours with fresh selections added daily.

Amadio Ranch
Address: 4701 W Dobbins Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Hours: Open seven days a week from 7 am – 6 pm
Phone: (602) 791-9633

Phoenix vendors selling locally-sourced products

Clark Park Farmers Market in Tempe

If you’re up for a slightly longer trip, Clark Park Farmers Market in Tempe will reward you with a great experience far beyond mere food shopping. Located in a public pool-turned-community garden, Clark Park Garden’s weekly farmers market offers hyper-local produce, eggs, honey and handmade goods, along with live music, lawn games, food trucks and a table area. Easy accessibility via the Venus Orbit route and on-site parking make this the perfect occasion to spend some fun times with the family—and you can even bring your dog, too.

Clark Park Farmers Market
Address: 1730 S Roosevelt St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours: Tuesdays, 5 pm – 8 pm
Phone: (480) 350-589

Vendors you don’t want to miss:

Bakluva LLC — Organic, vegan baklava with many creative twists.

ahimsa Essentials — Earth-friendly, sustainable, cruelty-free and vegan body care and aromatherapy products tailored to desert living.

Double Pine AZ — All-natural premium beef from the Midwest, grass-fed and 100% drug-free.

And if you want the freshness of farmers market ingredients but don’t feel like cooking, let these nearby farm-to-table restaurants spoil you:

Farm-owned restaurant offers up the freshest ingredients

The Farm at South Mountain

Just a few minutes from Avance, The Farm offers not one but a trio of award-winning venues serving up local flavors in an authentic farm ambiance:

Morning Glory Café, The Farm Kitchen and Quiessence offer rich menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From house-baked muffins to artisan pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are available at each. But that’s not all. With classes, events, retail and more, you’ll find a whole world of natural delights to enjoy. And during the Fall, The Farm hosts its own farmers market, too.

The Farm at South Mountain
Address: 6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Hours Morning Glory Café: Tuesday through Friday, 8 am – 11 am & Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 1 pm
Hours Farm Kitchen: Monday through Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm
Hours Quiessence: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 pm to close

Phone: (602) 276-6360