A Taste of the Market

#PhxShopsLocal

Take the pledge this holiday season and let everyone know “Phoenix Shops Local”

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Did you know.. The Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market is a program of Community Food Connections (CFC), a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission as a non-profit is to create a downtown community gathering place by supporting small farmers and businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community.

Will you help support our mission by taking the pledge and showing the world that #PhxShopsLocal   From the ingredients to cook your holiday meals to the gifts you buy friends and family take the pledge to shop local!

Why Shop Local?

  1. Enrich Our Community: Nobody wants to live in a neighborhood that lacks a farmers market and small business culture.  With an every changing and growing downtown community, it is more important than ever before to show that we take pride in shopping local and supporting our small businesses.  We all know that small businesses provide an undeniable vibrancy and sentiment vital to community life.
  2. Original, Fresh and Handmade: If you like to give original, handmade gifts, you can’t beat shopping at a locally owned business. Business owners take pride in high craftsmanship and originality of their products.  When it comes to food – you can taste the flavors of fresh local ingredients.
  3. Personalized Experience: Shopping at small local businesses always offers a personal and sincere customer-owner interaction, impossible to replicate with large-scale vendors. Small business shop owners are interested in their clients, know their wants and needs, and are willing to give their customer personal attention to answer questions about their products. Furthermore, a small business owner is passionately and inextricably linked to the success of his or her business, which means they are experts on the product that they create and sell

 

Meet our Sponsors: Tuft & Needle

Meet the guys behind Tuft & Needle, our latest Market Sponsor and check them out at the market this weekend.

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Read more to learn more about what launched Tuft + Needle and discover fun facts about sleep.

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Maricopa Healthy App

Check it out: Maricopa Healthy App has arrived
and hosts everything from a regional mountain guide,
local farmers market listings and seasonal recipes!

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Chef Profile: Danielle Leoni

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Hailed as one of the top innovative Chefs of the Valley, Executive Chef Danielle Leoni has lived up to that distinction with an avant-garde approach to blending local farm-fresh ingredients with tropical traditions. Under her stewardship, The Breadfruit and Rum Bar has introduced an entirely new cuisine to the Valley, while redefining perceptions of tropical dining. Chef Leoni and her acclaimed restaurant have received numerous awards including 5 gold medals from the Devoured Culinary Classic and a long standing recognition as a top 10 restaurant in downtown Phoenix. Her work in strengthening and promoting the local dining scene has given her national and local recognition. She is passionate about local, organic and sustainable foods and an ardent supporter of the farming community.

Don’t miss her Cooking Demonstration at the market this Saturday at 10am.

Chef Profile: Michael Babcock

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We are so thrilled to host Michael Babcock, local restaurateurs of Welcome Diner and Welcome Chicken + Donuts this Saturday at the Market for a cooking demo at 10am.  Inspired by soul food and driven to create a place to satisfy comfort food cravings, his team has built more than just a great place to eat.  Babcock has built relationships with everyone from the community who comes to dine to the local purveyors he purchases from for his restaurants.  A frequent farmers market shopper, Babcock’s menus always reflect what’s in season.  Don’t miss his Chef Demo featuring his favorite farmers market finds this weekend at 10am.