A couple of weekends ago, I was able to to visit the Downtown Phoenix Public Market for the first time. It was definitely a treat.
Open on Saturdays from 8AM to noon and Wednesdays 4-8PM, the non-profit Downtown Phoenix Public Market is a great place to go to get fresh, local produce and products. Plus, with the addition of frequent special events going on such as musical performances and classes, it is a worthwhile stop.
On the morning I attended, there were several produce vendors offering items from onions all the way to squash blossoms. To get the best choice of produce, you will want to get there early. We were a little on the later side and many items were sold out.
Other items for sale included fresh bread and bakery products, flavored olive oils, fresh goat cheese, homemade butter and fudge, BBQ sauce, several varieties of canned seafood, handmade knit items, tie-die clothing, artwork, jewelry, pet paraphernalia and so much more.
While the market itself is not huge, there were quite a few varied vendors on site. Plus, it is refreshing to get up close and personal with the people who worked hard to bring fresh local produce to fruition. When was the last time you personally met the farmer who grew the eggplant you just purchased?
If you are looking for fresh-off-the-farm local produce and want to support local vendors of many types of products, the Downtown Phoenix Public Market is for you.
Downtown Phoenix Public Market
721 N. Central - SE Corner of Central Avenue & McKinley Street
Saturdays 8AM - Noon / Wednesdays 4PM - 8PM