10 Valley Farmers Markets to Check Out Right Now

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Farmers markets are abundant in the Valley, giving communities the ability to access produce and products from local farmers. These markets offer everything from flowers to açai bowls to raw honey to crêpes. Here are 10 to check out right now.

1. The Open Air Market
This Downtown Phoenix market is open year-round at the Phoenix Public Market Café, a restaurant that offers seasonal meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Open Air Market runs in conjunction with the café, and offers everything from açai bowls to breakfast burritos to garden-fresh vegetables to freshly made honey. The market was established in 2005, making it not only one of the longest-running farmers markets in the Valley, but also a cornerstone of the Downtown area.
721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Saturdays (May-Sep) from 8 a.m. to noon
Saturdays (Oct-Apr) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
602-625-6736

2. The Camelback Market
Head to East Camelback Road on Saturdays if you’re looking for a dose of European flair. Customers are encouraged to wander the stalls and explore the various local produce, fresh pastries, imported cheese, fresh pasta, homemade jam and exotic mustard stands. You can also enjoy wine sold by the glass, bottle, or case, made-to-order omelets and crêpes, grilled paninis, thin-crust pizzas, seafood and meat paella and more. In addition to food, the market has gifts imported from the south of France, such as honey and olive oil. If Europe is calling but your bank account disagrees, this market is the answer!
3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Saturdays (late October-early May) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
602-224-0225

3. Farmers Market on High Street
The Farmers Market on High Street runs every Sunday from October through the end of June and hosts more than 100 vendors. The market boasts farm-fresh produce, home decor, fresh seafood, tamales, flowers, baby clothes, hummus, jewelry, organic brownie mixes and more. The market is also dog-friendly.
5415 E. High St., Phoenix
Sundays (year-round) from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
602-388-6424

4. Carefree Farmers Market
Vendors change weekly at this year-round market that’s open on Fridays, rain or shine. With free admission and free adjacent parking, everyone can enjoy the fresh local produce, and other locally made food. Customers can also enjoy demonstrations by chefs from Valley restaurants.
101 Easy St., Carefree
Fridays (year-round) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
480-488-3686

5. Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
Now in its second season, this Chandler market takes place year-round. From Abby Lee Farms to Dr. Hummus to Mama’s Cold Brew to Prickly Pear Tea, there’s a variety of fresh produce and prepared food vendors. The market also offers a free yoga class in the park, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.”
3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Saturdays (October-May) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays (June-September) from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
480-855-3539

6. Gilbert Farmers Market
This Gilbert market is located west of the iconic Gilbert Water Tower, and hosts over 60 vendors during the summer season, and over 100 vendors during the fall/spring season. Touted as one of the best markets in the region, Gilbert Farmers Market offers a slew of standard farmers markets goods plus games and entertainment, cocktail mixers, souvenirs, dessert on the go and more. The market also frequently hosts vendors, such as Flower Fly Farm, that exhibit sustainable practices.
222 N. Ash St., Gilbert
Saturdays (October-March/April, except 11/23) from 8 a.m. to noon
Saturdays (April/May-September) from 7 to 11 a.m.
gilbertmarket.com

7. Mesa Farmers Market and Flea 
According to its website, this market’s goal is “to help Arizona small businesses flourish by providing a fun and inviting environment for them to sell in.” Located in the renovated Pioneer Park, it does just that. With live music, a large splash pad, basketball courts, a playground and the Historic Engine 2355 Steam Locomotive, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy, including pets. The Mesa Farmers Market also features a flea market that sells local handcrafted goods.
526 E. Main St., Mesa
Saturdays (October-May) from 8 a.m. to noon
Saturdays (June-September) from 7 to 11 a.m.
mesafarmersmarketandflea.com

8. Roadrunner Farmers Market
Fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and all-natural meat are just a fraction of the selections offered at this market. Along with all of the food options, there is a playground, a fishing pond, a swimming pool and soccer fields. Roadrunner has been operating since 1990, making it the state’s oldest farmers market.
3502 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix
Saturdays (June-September) from 7 to 11 a.m.

Saturdays (October-May) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
facebook.com/RoadrunnerParkFarmersMarket/

 9. Singh Meadows
Famous for its raw honey selection, healthy meal options and fresh produce, Tempe residents have something to look forward to every Friday and Saturday. Established in 2000, Singh Meadows “began out of a passion for promoting locally-sourced produce to encourage healthy living and foster community in the city of Tempe,” according to its website. It grew into a café, juice bar and produce market in 2017. This unique market offers not only fresh local produce, but also organic composting, raw honey selections, a juice bar and a café that serves breakfast and lunch.
1490 E. Weber Dr., Tempe
Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
480-225-7199

10. 6th Street Market 
Only in its fourth season, this Tempe market started with a coffee cart and 20 artists in 2016, and now has more than 50 vendors at 6th Street Park. With a blend of local artists, local produce, live music and more, the market is open rain or shine. The market also hosts frequent events, from Dogs of 6th Street to First Sunday Fitness to a Pastry Throwdown.
24 E. 6th St., Tempe 
Sundays (November 3-April 5, except 12/8 and 3/28) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instagram.com/6thStreetMarket

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