Please support our efforts to collect items for care packages. Phoenix Public Market is teaming up with Go Wasteless and Arizona Friends of Homeless to create care packages for distribution within our own community in downtown Phoenix.
We need your help! Here’s what you can do:
Suggested items for donation:
Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is turning 3! Help us celebrate with a special offer for Double Up Food Bucks customers. For the month of August only, there will be NO LIMIT on Double Up transactions. This month help us celebrate by taking home even more fresh fruits and vegetables, dried beans, and food-producing plants and seeds.
Typically when customers spend $20 of SNAP/EBT at participating locations, they are matched with an extra $20 of Double Up tokens/currency per day.
Take the #HBDdoubleupAZ photo challenge
During the month of August, we challenge our customers to post creative photos incorporating our Double Up AZ temporary tattoos.
It’s easy to enter:
New Growth for the Open-Air Market
Community Food Connections hires a new market manager.
Community Food Connections (CFC) hired Amanda Wilson as market manager to oversee the operations and functions of the weekly farmers market. Before moving to Phoenix, Amanda worked for the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance. Amanda brings experience running events and directly supporting small businesses.
Amanda will be at the weekly farmers market to ensure a great shopping experience. She’ll work directly with the Executive Director on projects to expand the market’s offerings; including educational workshops and family programming. Amanda will help develop small business resources and strengthen vendor support.
World Refugee Day honors the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support for people who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or natural disaster.
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone to join together and take a step with refugees. We encourage you to meet the market families, hear their stories, and support their businesses.
Join us Saturday June 22nd for a special market highlighting the many market refugee families and their stories. Event details here.
Read more to discover each family’s story.
World Environment Day, celebrated in June every year, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This month we’re focusing on reducing our waste impact by diverting reusable and recyclabe items from our landfills.
Have questions about the differences between store bought versus farmers market fresh eggs? Wondering what’s better, cage-free versus free-range? We’re here to help you navigate your choices when buying eggs.
…Be Part of the Solution
We produce roughly 260 MILLION pounds of waste annually. Althoguh we make attempts to divert that waste from landfills, did you know that 91% of all plastic isn’t recycled? Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted. Let’s change that!
We’ve launched a Green Booth in our dining area to help tackle the challenge of sorting waste and we want to encourage our Loyal Locals to help us do the job. Our goal is to spread education and awareness around the issue of diverting waste from landfills and reducing our overall Ecologicl Footprint.
What is your Ecological Footprint? How many planets does it take to support your lifestyle? We challenge you to take the quiz and find out! https://www.footprintcalculator.org/
It’s important to remember these steps when reducing waste…
Arizona Gives Day helps raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities and state. It inspires people to give generously to nonprofits making our state stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Although Arizona Gives Day takes place only once a year, your contributions continue to support non-profits, and the causes they’re dedicated to, year-round.
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