Uptown Farmers Market has a new Saturday morning extension: The Uptown Growers Market. This Growers Market is intended to act as a “pop-up” neighborhood nursery, where you can take classes and purchase items needed to cultivate your homestead and grow your own food.
“With the closing of our beloved neighborhood Baker Nursery, we have found there is a community need for a place to get gardening advice and purchase supplies,” says Bo Mostow, Uptown Farmers Market Manager. “And it isn’t limited to vegetable gardening; folks are talking about shrubs, fruit trees, animals, and wanting to build a homestead.”
The Growers Market will offer a Q&A booth, a place to purchase supplies, and will host a wide variety of classes, such as: how to grow seasonally in Arizona, which seed, soil and fertilizer are best, jumpstart your fall garden, fruit trees, urban livestock and more. Classes will be taught by experts and will be free with an $8 requested donation.
Uptown Farmers Market has partnered with Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm, Kari Spencer of The Micro Farm Project, and Jim Dennis of Farm Phoenix. Together, these educators will be onsite to help you build your land into something that will serve you.
The Growers Market will run as an extension of the Saturday Uptown Farmers Market at Central & Bethany Home in the parking lot of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. It is open seasonally beginning Sept 5 and running through Oct 31, 2015 and will pick up again Feb 6th 2016. ª( 9