FUNDrive Clothing Collection

World Environment Day, celebrated in June every year, is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.  This month we’re focusing on reducing our waste impact by diverting reusable and recyclabe items from our landfills.

Clean out your closet and help the Phoenix Public Market at the same time!  Mark your calendar for the Phoenix Public Market FUNDrive on Saturday, June 1, from 8am – 12pm at the farmers market.  By donating soft items, gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, and linens. You can help raise funds for the market’s fall programs.  Please bring clean items, bagged in traditional kitchen 33 gallon trash bags.  Savers will also recycle bags!
Start gathering up your donations today and see details below.

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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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Celebrate being a “Loyal Local”
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Farmers Market Fresh Eggs Are No Yolk!

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Have questions about the differences between store bought versus farmers market fresh eggs? Wondering what’s better, cage-free versus free-range? We’re here to help you navigate your choices when buying eggs.

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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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Shopping for Your Sedar

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A special meal calls for special ingredients.  Seder, which translates to “order,” is a ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover.  Multiple generations and close friends gather around a table decorated with the finest tableware.  During the dinner, families tell the story of the Jews Exodus from Egypt, discuss the meaning of the story, drink wine, eat matzo and observe other symbolic traditions.

Sedar Shopping:  Fill your sedar with fresh ingredients and full flavors.  Add leafy greens, fresh herbs, root vegetables, specialty salts, plenty of citrus, free range eggs, local honey and dried fruits to your shopping list.  Don’t forget to pick up fresh flowers!

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Market Guide to Spring Allergies

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Yes, it’s that time again—flowers blooming, bees buzzing and lots of sneezing—the all-too-familiar sights and sounds of spring. If you have pollen allergies, spring can be miserable times. You can suffer with itchy eyes, a runny nose, congestion, sinus problems and sneezing—or you can numb your brain and reflexes with over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Maybe it’s time to consider an alternative. Making some minor modifications to your eating habits and picking up some of these handy market items might help relieve some of your symptoms

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Crop of the Week: Mature Spinach

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Spinach is a cool-weather vegetable. Along with other green, leafy vegetables contain an appreciable amount of iron, calcium and vitamins a and k. A fast-growing plant, it yields many leaves in a short time. The variety we’re used to seeing at the grocery stores is known as “baby spinach”.  It’s a softer, sweeter leaf that’s delicious enjoyed fresh and paired with citrus vinaigrette and sliced radishes.  Baby spinach is harvested as early as three weeks. Alternatively, Mature Spinach is harvested 45-60 days. Mature spinach has a richer spinach flavor and is great to cook with because of its texture.

Read more fror trips on shopping, storing and cooking spinach.

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The Impact of Your Donation

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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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Let’s Talk Dirty

 

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Sign Up for our Community Clean Up March 23rd 7am

The average person throws away nine times their own body weight in waste every year.  As much as 30% of that waste can be composted.  However, more often than not, it ends up in landfills!  Landfills are among the biggest contributors of soil pollution and we can reduce their impact by diverting waste that ends up there.  In fact, roughly 80% of the items buried in landfills could be recycled.

We can do better – the power to divert waste from landfills is in within our control and the effects directly impact our very own communities, towns and families.  At Phoenix Public Market we’re dedicated to reduce waste in our community by increasing our understanding of how to properly sort waste.  Let’s see how much market waste we can divert from landfills…  Is it in you?

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