We Need Your Feedback Loyal Locals

loyal local 2Our Loyal Locals are such an important part of our market and we want your feedback!

Community Food Connections is refreshing its branding to encompass the various projects of the organization. The rebranding includes a top-to-bottom redesign of the organization’s website, logo, graphics, and correspondence to better serve the community.

CFC invites the community to share their thoughts through an online survey, active until Friday, July 26th, 2019.

CFC is working with HAPI on the project. HAPI is a full service, branding firm specializing in digital advertising, traditional advertising, non-traditional advertising, design, marketing strategy, media buying, and website development.

Please share your feedback and ideas for the brand refresh

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Loyal Locals Sara and Anthony

Meet Loyal Locals Anthony Vallone and Sara Stepnicka.  These two have been shopping Saturdays at the Market since they moved to the Valley five years ago.  We stopped them in the middle of Crooked Sky’s farm stand to ask them a few questions.

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Share your shopping route:  We usually start at Southwest Mushrooms. Then, we make the whole rounds, down each row, going from grower to grower to shop something unique and in-season. Eating seasonally allows our menu to change and brings variety to our diet. We’re always being challenged to try new things.

Favorite thing about shopping local produce: Quality of the produce and how long everything lasts. It’s being picked fresh and then brought right to us! Being able to shop local, organic foods each week allows us be the vegans we are. 

What’s your go-to Market breakfast?  Honestly, we love to head straight home and make something ourselves with all of the fresh veggies we just purchased.  Local foods have so much flavor.  There’s nothing like eating Arizona grown produce.

Give us your best pro shopping tip:  Bring your own bags!

With arms full of reusable bags stuffed with gorgeous greens, Anthony and Sara talked about the impotance and value of being a part of the Phoenix Public Market community.   We discovered that Sara and Anthony also have a local candle company, Camelback Candle Co.,.  These handmade candles utilize domestically sourced vegan and cruelty-free premium fragrances and essential oils, 100% natural and best of all are local!  Who knows maybe they’ll make an appearance at Phoestivus this year…

Thanks for being so Loyal to Local Sara and Anthony!

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Don’t Be Part of the Pollution…

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…Be Part of the Solution

Celebrate Earth Day at the Market

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…

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The Impact of Your Donation

Arizona Gives Day | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | DONATE NOW

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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Top 5 Market Habits for a Healthy New Year

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Kick off 2019 with these five fresh habits to support a positive lifestyle.
1. EAT GOOD FOOD – This doesn’t just mean eating more fruits and vegetables (although that never hurts). It means knowing where your food came from, who made it and what’s in it. It means knowing that your pastry was baked with locally sourced heritage grains, Arrandale Farm eggs and Beetanical honey. It means knowing that your chorizo and sausage are coming from all natural, free range and grass fed meats. It means cooking at home with friends and family and enjoying a fresh meal full of flavor.

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Care for Your Community

Last month, inspired by Jack Johnson’s change-making generosity with All At Once Org, we organized a humble neighborhood clean-up with Local First Arizona that exceeded expectations.IMG_2438 Read the full story »

Vendor Feature: Proof Bread

Jon Przybyl didn’t want to imagine a world without Proof Bread. So, when he heard last June that owner Jared Allen was closing up shop and moving out of state, Jon bought the bakery and spent the few weeks before Jared’s move baking by his side.

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“It wasn’t only me that would have been devastated to see Proof go away,” he said.

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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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Loyal to Local

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Seasonal Produce:

Community Exchange Table: Community Exchange Table has been a constant part of the Market since 2009,  but what they bring on Saturday’s is constantly changing. Market shoppers are often drawn to the booth to grab anything from a bag of fresh basil to a colorful fruits. What customers often don’t know, is the positive impact they just had on a small grower or artisan. In 2009, Chip Satterlund organized this cooperative market booth in order to create a space for startup vendors to sell their goods and produce on an as-needed basis.

Fresh Baked Bread:

Noble Bread: Risen from tradition, Noble Bread is a small scale bakery featuring old world techniques, a stone hearth, and naturally leavened bread. Their bread is created only using organic GMO free flours, water, sea salt, and organic levain starter, which is a culture of wild yeasts used to slowly levain bread. It takes an astonishing 36 hours to make one loaf of Noble Bread. Utilizing whole grains, and ancient grains makes the bread far more complex and biologically active than just plain white bread.

Naturally Raised Meats:

The Proper Beast: A local business focused on creating quality food with natural ingredients, The Proper Beast uses their own spice blends and meats raised in Arizona. NO hormones • NO antibiotics • NO fillers • NO preservatives • NO MSG • NO Nitrates • Natural Casings  Their suppliers are committed to antibiotic- and hormone-free farming and their butcher ensures that the meat remains additive-free during processing, giving you the full taste of real food produced to the highest quality in your community.  They offer gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options.

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Circle Key Farm:  Circle Key Farm is located in Eloy, Arizona where Ed and Juanita have been raising grass fed beef, goat, pork and chicken eggs.  This hardworking duo are born and raised in the area and have been tending to their animals on the property for decades.

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Chile Acres Farm: Celia Petersen and her family has been raising goats on Chile Acres Farm in Tonopah, Arizona, for over 30-years.  Growing up with allergies to cow’s dairy, it was natural for her and her family to raise goats and produce milk and cheeses. Celia additionally offers goats milk soap and you can often see her at the Market spinning wool to create accessories and home decor.  She has been a member of our Market since we opened in 2005.

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Steadfast Farm: A more recent addition to the Market, Steadfast Farm is a two acre bio-intensive market farm in Queen Creek, AZ.  They grow certified organic fruits and vegetables and raise pastured poultry for eggs year round.

Locally Roasted Coffee:

Blue House Coffee:  Blue House Coffee was born in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona as an experiment with a homemade coffee roaster amongst humble beginnings.  Blue House Coffee is on a mission to share their favorite coffees to encourage others to enjoy the places and people that make life great.  A nitro-powered keg and tap system on a fleet of bicycle-driven carts brings the coffee to the people, and their specialty hot drip and cold-brew drinks highlight how delicious the brew can be in its most basic form.

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