Get Your Tix PHX Pheast |November 11th, 5-9pm

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Pheast With Us!

Join us for a special market event, PHX Pheast, on Sunday, November 11th, 5-9pm.  Together, we celebrate the farmers who make a market like ours possible and enjoy an evening of food, music, and community held in the heart of Phoenix.  PHX Pheast is a true farm-to-fork experience and reflection of the finest food from the best farmer’s market in the Valley. We’re pairing local chefs with local farms to create dishes that highlight the season’s best!  Get your tickets online and see more details here.

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!!

#PheastWithUs on Sunday November 11th to celebrate our local farmers and purveyors who make a farmers market like ours so unique. Enjoy Market bites prepared by your favorite local chefs, utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients. Phx Pheast is a true farm-to-fork experience and reflection of the finest food from the best farmer’s market in the Valley along with local beer, wine and a craft cocktail.
Buy your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2QqEZwT
Discover more details: phxpheast.org

 

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Watermelon Eating Contest!

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Help us celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Saturday, August 11th from 8am-12pm.

Communities across the country will celebrate farmers, producers, and farmers markets that provide access to fresh, local food. We invite you to celebrate Phoenix Public Market’s efforts to make our community a stronger, healthier place to live. Phoenix Public Market supports local business and agriculture, increases access to local food, stimulates our local economy and supports a healthy community. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to you our community for making it all possible! Come out to the Market and celebrate with us on Saturday, August 11th from 8am -12pm.

Enjoy our fun activities and events including live music, cooking demos (which means delicious samples), a WATERMELON EATING CONTEST, Loyal Local giveaways, kids scavenger hunt and more.

Do you think you can win? 
Watermelon Eating Contest | 11am
Come out Saturday August 11th to celebrate Farmers Market Week with us and enter in our Watermelon Eating Contest.
Watermelon Eating Contest Rules:

Shout-Out to Our Volunteers

We want to take a moment and acknowledge the humans who dedicate their Saturdays at the Market. Whether it’s once a week or once a month, our volunteers make the Market a special experience each and every week.  It takes a lot of elbow grease to create a smooth, consistent experience every Saturday and we rely heavily on volunteer help!

Our volunteers greet each market-goer with enthusiasm and warmth as they pass through our endearing alley entrance.

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They sweep up with a smile, ensuring that not only our lot and event space is tidy, but that the whole neighborhood is looking its best.

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They take ownership of fun programs, such as the Market Sprouts booth, to make our market well-rounded.

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They represent the market, getting to know the vendors and products, navigating the aisles and directing lost market-goers like it’s truly home.

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They make trips out to farms and commercial kitchens and write up blog posts – on top of their full-time job’s workload – so that we can educate our customers about the heart and process behind the haul. [See Marlys’ great work here]

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They assist vendors and special guests, acting quickly to support market programs and shoppers.

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They are accountants, retired elementary school teachers, high school students, and writers. They come to the market as reprieve from daily life, seeking the familiar smiling faces (and pastries) that will get them through the next 6 days until Saturday rolls around again. They come to the market to be part of something bigger than their bubble, to make an impact and help the community thrive and grow.

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Make your Saturdays something to seriously look forward to – become a market volunteer! There are many positions to fill and we can always use extra hands. We’ll see you soon (in an orange apron)…

APPLY HERE

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Strength in Numbers (of Conscious Shoppers)

With all the local marketplaces and events this time of year, those of us who are embedded in our community of local do-ers and movers don’t necessarily need an annual tradition boosted by a credit card company to remember the importance of supporting local economy. Still, Small Business Saturday is another one of those special days each year that we love, appreciate, and look forward to.

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According to the National Retail Federation, about 164 million consumers are expected to shop on Black Friday in 2017. For the seventh year, Small Business Saturday plans to redirect some of those shoppers to local businesses across the country rather than big-box retailers. For every $100 spent at a local business, $43 stays in local economy, whereas only $13 stays in local economy if spent at a non-locally-owned business.

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True To Its Name and Sweet As Can Be

Eleanor Dziuk knew there were plenty of beekeepers in Arizona, but she wasn’t seeing their honey for sale at local farmers markets, so in 2001, she set out to change that.

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Absolutely Delightful started when Eleanor connected with Dennis Arp of Mountain Top Honey to learn from his expertise and begin selling his products.

“Most beekeepers are very, very busy people,” Eleanor said. “They don’t have time to be at the markets.”

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“Slow the Fork Down”

slow foodThe Phoenix Division of the Slow Food Movement is gaining traction in our community, where the focus is placed on local culinary heritage and social justice. The Slow Food Movement, globally and nationally, aims to deepen the public’s awareness surrounding our food systems and how they affect just about every aspect of our livelihood on this planet. A daunting task, surely, so let’s start with lunch.

Slow Food Phoenix’s most recent project is entitled “Feeding the Future,” during which attendees will sample diverse dishes made by a bold lineup of beloved chefs, including Charleen Badman of Scottsdale’s FnB and Eddie Hantas of East Valley favorite Hummus Xpress. There’s a twist to this sampling event, though: each chef’s budget will reflect the current National School Lunch Program (NSLP) budget, and will be served in the style of an American school lunch.

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Market Recipe: Pumpkin Seeds

This is the perfect weekend to pick up a pumpkin and start carving!
Stop by Saturday and enter our pumpkin carving contest.
Show us your best work and be entered to win market prizes and bragging rights.

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Take home your seeds and try one of these delicious recipes
or pick up your favorite spice blends from Carefree Spice Company or RA Seasonings for an easy and delicious season treat!

Sweet & Salted Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from ForkKnifeSwoon.com (pictured above)

Maple Pumpkin Fall Trail Mix by SlimPickinsKitchen.com

Drunken Pumpkin Seeds at SweetCDesigns.com

Classic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on TheLemonBowl.com

SHOP + CHOP + COOK

41Many of us have become so used to the convenience of dining out, picking up food or even ordering food in. Sustainable Table gives us three motivations to start rethinking our habits and get cooking at home.

  1. The economics of cooking at home:  Home cooking beats all of the competition hands down when it comes to saving money. Whether you’re considering dining out or bringing home prepared food, you’re paying for someone else to do something you can do yourself — and, with a little practice, probably do better. At a restaurant, you’re spending money on the cost of running somebody’s business, including rent and payroll. By the same token, purchasing prepared food from the grocer’s freezer involves paying for the processing, packaging, and advertising of that product — none of which adds value to the food itself.
  2. The flavor game: We’re losing our palates to our industrialized food system. Not so long ago, herbs and spices and sugar were used to enhance the flavor in our food. But in recent decades our taste buds have been corrupted through the use of cheap chemicals and corn syrup to fill that role. We’ve forgotten how wonderfully delicious fresh food tastes as we’ve become acclimated to food that’s polluted with preservatives. The more you cook, the more you’ll learn that sustainable, local ingredients just taste better. Let the food do some of the work for you. Take back your palate so you can take back your plate!
  3. You are in control: Think about what you” want to find in tonight’s dinner. You have control over the nutritional value of the foods you prepare. Locally grown food is fresher by definition, which also means it’s more nutritious. Cooking methods also count. For example, roasting a vegetable will preserve vitamins that are wasted by boiling it; retaining the peel on many fruits and vegetables provides additional vitamins. Watching your salt or sugar intake? Keeping an eye on fats or carbohydrates? You’re in control of all these when you cook.

Need some inspiration on where to start or new ideas about what to buy this weekend at the Market and how to create that into something delicious at home?

Melanie Albert joins us again this month her SHOP + CHOP + COOK Cooking Class series at the Market. 

Shop the market with her and learn how to pick the freshest ingredients then get ready to get chopping in this unique hands on cooking class.  Check out Melanie’s new book to take home market fresh recipes that are simple to cook and delicious to enjoy.

Click here to register for the class.

Click here to check out Melanie’s website and book.