Explore Phoenix area farmers markets for fresh, seasonal produce this September! Includes a list of local options by area.
Farmers markets are a great way to support local farmers, eat seasonal foods and get inspired by locally grown fruits and vegetables that you might not see at the big chain grocery stores.
What’s in season?
September lands us squarely between summer and fall, with available local produce from both seasons. The Arizona Farm Bureau lists produce in season by the month, with links to farms, farmers markets and recipes using seasonal produce. Check out September’s local produce list: apples, arugula, black-eyed peas, chiles, corn, cucumbers, figs, green beans, herbs, okra, pears, pumpkins, shelling beans, summer and winter squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and zucchini blossoms.
Phoenix Area Farmers Markets
Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market (Saturday’s 7:30-11:30am year-round) has it’s own website including a list of vendors, food assistance programs and a local, seasonal recipe section. Not sure what to do with fresh okra? Here’s your answer!
Uptown Farmers Market
The Uptown Farmers Market is open year round on Saturdays and will be opening in the Fall on Wednesdays. They describe themselves as a food-based farmers market dedicated to inspiring and educating home cooks. Check out their vendor page for inspiring stories of local farmers, metalworkers, bee keepers, medicine makers, coffee roasters, jewelers and more.
Arizona Community Farmers Market
Arizona Community Farmers Market highlights small local growers using organic or pesticide free growing methods, with a mission to support sustainable agriculture and provide education to growers, producers, and the public. See the schedule for current markets in Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Carefree, Sun City, Buckeye and locations in Phoenix.
Arrowhead Farmers Market
Closer to the West Valley? The Arrowhead Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings year round. Weekly food vendors, craft artisans and food trucks listed here. Note that the Sun City Festival and North Peoria Farmers Markets will be opening again in September and October, respectively.
Share your farmers market finds!
Hope you are able to work one of these events into your weekly schedule! And if you do try some new local produce, please feel free to share with your care team. We love to get inspired by new foods and recipes as well!