10 Arizona farmers markets to visit this weekend
Spend your next weekend enjoying Arizona’s mild winter temperatures with a stroll through one of the local Arizona farmers markets. Or support local retail businesses at a swap-meet that offers selections of handmade or vintage items and clothing.
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Whether you are shopping for fresh produce, a uniquely crafted gift or just a delicious meal, here are 10 Arizona farmers markets and retail markets to explore on your next weekday or weekend outing.
Uptown is a food-based farmers market, with vendors selling local produce and handmade food and goods. Explore bakery items, meats, tamales, fresh vegetables, pet treats, household gifts and much more. Uptown Farmers Market is now offering over 500 products online for curbside pickup or home delivery. See more information on their online shop here.
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m to Noon.
Location: North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
This year-round market provides an outdoor space for community members to eat and shop at local businesses. With over 30 regular vendors ranging from pastries, coffee, skincare products, ceramics, soaps and many more handmade goods, there are plenty of options to explore next Saturday morning.
Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to Noon Oct. to May (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. June to Sept.)
Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa
Filled with local and international designers and artists, Phoenix General has a collection of women and men’s clothing, as well as art and other gifts. Admire their Shortcut Gallery that showcases a monthly rotation of diverse artwork.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Uptown – 5538 N. 7th St. #120, Phoenix; Downtown – 214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Come to shop for local produce or grab a meal at one of the many food trucks and concession stands. Arrowhead Farmers Market is open year-round with rotating vendors each week. Take a walk through their shops for a great way to spend Saturday morning outdoors.
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. to May (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June to Aug.)
Location: Arrowhead Towne Center, 7780 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale
The Market in Scottsdale is a pop-up vintage market filled with handmade jewelry, clothes and many other local goods. The Market is part of the larger Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market that hosts large events each year, as well as an online marketplace. The Market is usually held at the Westworld of Scottsdale and draws tens of thousands of shoppers each year. Due to COVID-19, the Market at Scottsdale Quarter was opened to give shoppers a smaller scale vintage experience.
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., #170, Scottsdale, 85260
The Ahwatukee Farmers Market hosts vendors selling fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, meats and seafoods and flowers, as well as local crafts and art. Come to explore the many vendors, or look for their “Yoga in the Park” events on the market’s Facebook page.
Hours: Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. to May (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June to Sept.)
Location: 4700 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix
Singh Meadows is an all organic and local market offering Singh Farms raw honey, many fruits and vegetables, as well as other food items at their indoor market. Farmer Ken Singh grows much of the vegetables at his farm in Scottsdale and gets the honey from his bees. Singh Meadows also has a juice bar open Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 1490 E. Weber Dr., Tempe
Dozens of vendors gather each weekend in Downtown Chandler for their seasonal farmers market. Operated by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the market offers produce, tamales, salsa, pastries, relishes, honey, tea, crafts, natural beauty products, soaps and much more.
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June
Location: 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Support the Native American community and local artists through the Native Art Market in Scottsdale. Each weekend, community members can enjoy food, art and handmade items. Can’t wait till the weekend? Check out their brick and mortar store located at 7215 E. Main St, Scottsdale open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for details about performances and other special events.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 9151 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Looking for fresh produce, but not in the Valley? Heirloom Farmers Markets hosts multiple farmers markets throughout Southern Arizona, including Tucson’s largest year-round farmers market at Rillito Park. Home to farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors, Rillito Park offers local produce and fresh cuisine.
Hours: Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. to April (8 a.m. to Noon May to Sept.)
Location: 4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson