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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“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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Loyal Local Summer Rewards Program

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Celebrate being a “Loyal Local”
With our Summer Shoppers Rewards Program

Memorial Day to Labor Day

How It Works

  • Sign up at the Info Booth and get a Loyal Local summer shoppers rewards card.  We keep the card at the booth so you never forget it!
  • Visit the market Info Booth each week, show us what you bought at the Market and receive a stamp on your card.
  • After 3 market visits, you are entered into that month’s raffle to win a free Market tote bag and free Market items – like eggs, meats, spices, soaps and more from a featured vendor!
  • Drawings take place the first Saturday of each month.
  • Repeat… all summer long until Labor Day.
  • Those who come to the market at least 10 Saturdays during the summer will be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing on September 5th!

Let’s Get Started!

To launch the program off, all shoppers who sign up on Saturday May 27th will be entered into our first Loyal Local Raffle!

 

*The Fine Print: Grocery bag must include at least 5 unique items. One stamp per customer per day

 

 

Why Shop Local?

Whether leaving the market with a bag packed full of fresh produce or just a single loaf of bread, you are making more than just your stomach happy.  Shopping local has more benefits than you could count on two hands, but we have narrowed it down to just a few of the reasons you should support small business

  1. It’s Economical: Shopping local puts three times as much money in your local economy.
  2. It Fosters A Sense of Community: Local businesses are run by community members, for community members.
  3. It Creates Jobs: Contributing to a local business helps create high quality, unique jobs for members of your community.
  4. It’s Farm to Table Fresh: Getting your fresh produce through a local farmer allows you to get the fruits and vegetables at their peak freshness because they did not have to travel hundreds of miles to get to you.

Did you know our market has over 75 local vendors every week? Visiting every Saturday and shopping with these small businesses is not only fun, but has an impact in more ways than one. If you are interested in more ways to help our local businesses, watch the video above or become a Localist. See you Saturday!

Market Map

Each Friday find our new Market Map published on our page This Week At The Market

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Market Recipe: Wok Char Salmon

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Wok Char Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze by Carefree Spice Company

This has become a standard in our kitchen. Use the freshest Wild Caught Salmon you can find,  which we now have at the Market.

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Connect with the Community

header1Now in our 11th year, the Phoenix Public Market brings you face-to-face with over 150,000 Phoenicians and visitors annually who care about fresh food, healthy living, supporting local economy, and participating in their community. Our customers are an excellent audience and your involvement through sponsorship of the Market will strengthen the link between your organization and the Downtown Phoenix community.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Our annual budget covers operational expenses, as well as costs associated with activities and educational outreach events presented by the Market. We receive a portion of our funding from vendor fees and the remainder is comprised of donations and sponsorship!

We need your support to ensure our neighborhood market continues to grow and thrive. We offer different sponsorship support levels to best fit your desired commitment level.

Click here to discover our different sponsorship support levels we offer and find one that best fits your business.

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