Spring Workshop Series: Harvesting Nopal

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March 19: Harvesting Nopal Workshop & Demonstration

Monika Woolsey of Hip Veggies will be at the market teaching guests about Harvesting Nopal.

Did you know, there are over 1,000 edible plants in the Sonoran Desert? And that one of them, the prickly pear, or nopal, has been a staple vegetable in indigenous diets for centuries? Did you know this plant has been found to have multiple health benefits?  Come learn why Nopal is more than just a pretty landscaping face!

Pre-registration is required HERE A suggested donation of $10 can be made day of workshop.

This Spring learn about Harvesting in the Sonoran Desert at the Phoenix Public Market!  Mark for your calendars April 9th for our Harvesting Mesquite Workshop and Demonstration, with Kate Radosevic from Valley Permaculture Alliance.

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What is CSA?

Did you know most of our farmers offer CSA Programs? You can find more from Blue Sky Organic Farms , Crooked Sky Farms, Gila Farms, and Maya’s Farm.

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So what is CSA? 

CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer.  Typically the “share” consists of a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season, but other farm products may be included.

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.  Read More and learn how this benefits the farmers and consumers.

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Why Farmers Markets?

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GMOs: Understanding the Difference

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Consumer desire to avoid GMOs has fueled substantial growth in organic foodsand has helped to support local farmers’ markets like ours! When you shop at the Phoenix Public Market you know your food and the sources it comes from. Talk to your growers and producers about techniques they use to avoid GMOs and feel good about the fuel you feed your body!

Our farmers are committed to supporting GMO free foods. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. In the grocery store, approximately 80% of the items are made with GMOs. Studies have shown negative effects on both the human body and our environment due to GMOs.

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