Ways to Shop at the Farmers Market

Fall is in the air! Whether the weather is cold or not, the crops and harvesting is rising to action and so should you! Here are some ways to shop at your local Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. Also do not be discourage, because Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market partnered with Pinnacle Prevention to provide a program called Double Up Bucks. Do not hesitate, because if you are also on a regular budget all you need is 20$

An overview of what the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market has, there are fresh produce harvested by the following farms: Arizona Gardens, Blue Sky Organic Farms, Community Exchange Table offers certain vegetables and fruits, Crooked Sky Farms, Horny Toads, IRC (Al Hamka), Pickled Perfections, Southwest Mushroom and Steadfast Farms. Amongst going into the winter season, not only are fruits and vegetables seasonal, but so are certain artisan vendors and prepared food fall into this category as well.

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Keep an eye out for these vegetables and fruits:

Apples

Bananas

Beets

Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

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10 Tips to Reduce Your Waste This Holiday Season

All month we are celebrating reducing our waste. We have created a list of things for you to keep in mind going into the holiday season. However you choose to be spending the next few months, the festive spirit is in the air. With holiday gatherings and celebrations coming into focus there are many opportunities to reduce your environmental footprint. Here are 10 tips to help you do the holidays greener. 

1. Shopping local: 

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Thoughtful gifts bought locally have true value and decrease your carbon footprint. Eating local produce not only reduces your footprint but it gives you a better sense of community and knowing who and where your food is coming from. https://www.localfirstaz.com/10-reasons-to-buy-local

2. Preserving produce so it doesn’t spoil: 

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Plan out your grocery list for what you need, use ice on your way home from the store to ensure lettuce and perishables don’t go to waste. Eat your leftovers, or freeze them along with many produce items that you can’t eat fast enough. On November 9th come down and learn how to preserve produce at the market with, “Fermenting with Garden Goddess”

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Recipe Box: Cooking Up Spaghetti Squash

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November is here and so is winter squash.  Spaghetti Squash is a great way to introduce more vegetables into your diet.  This vegetable is full of calcium, iron, vitamin B and potassium making it a good choice for people with high blood pressure.  ⁠Swap out traditional pasta and try our five favorite recipes below.  Intimidated to shop and prepare this vegetable? Love and Lemon has your guide to cooking spaghetti squash.

What’s In Season November: Arugula, Basil, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, Dates, Green onion/scallions, Herbs, Limes, Lettuce, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Squash (winter), Tomatoes, Turnips⁠

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How To Make Prickly Pear Jam

This year make your own gifts for friends and family.  Homemade prickly pear jam paired with fresh market bread is the perfect hostess gift this season.  ⁠

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
By Olive Dawson

If all the enticing produce at the market has you feeling inspired to take healthy living to the next level by growing your own, we’re not surprised. Everyone knows that fresh fruits and vegetables taste better. The trouble is knowing where to begin. Whether you’ve got a few houseplants under your belt or are a total newbie, here’s a beginner’s guide to growing your own vegetable garden.

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Protecting Our Local Food System

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There is a growing interest to know where our food comes from and a hunger for greater food transparency.  Therefore, it is essential to the values of our nonprofit organization, Community Food Connections, that we ensure people can rely on honest signage and find local products at our farmers market.

At Phoenix Public Market, we support Arizona grown fruits and vegetables because local, small farms create greater food access, sustainability, and economic self-sufficiency within our community. We allow our farms to supplement what they grow with other local, small-farm produce.  Signage is required so shoppers can make educated decisions about what produce they buy.

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Community Blood Drive

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PoP Club at the Market

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Introducing Power of Produce Club (PoP Club), thanks to the growing support of Arizona Federal Credit Union, PoP Club is launching October 2019. Our organization is delighted to announce a two-year sponsorship with Arizona Federal Credit Union. The partnership is part of Arizona Federal’s ongoing commitment to Arizona’s economy and support of local, small business.

Fun weekly activities, ranging from cooking demonstrations to seed planting, provide nutrition, food, agriculture, and exercise education to the children and families that participate. Kids can also enjoy imaginative play, coloring, crafts and story time each week at the market.

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Get Your PHX Sits Down to Talk Sustainability

Get Your PHX Ken Clark sits down with chef and owner Danielle Leoni (The Breadfruit and Rum Bar) to talk about her work to bring sustainability into the restaurant indusrty and her own kitchen.

Get Your PHX team are supporters of efforts to make businesses and homes more sustainable, and quickly. So, they are always happy to see people like Chef Danielle working hard and putting their personal resources on the line to push the envelope.

Get Your PHX provides personal guidance from start to finish when buying or selling your home.  They will help you build a strategy to reach your goals, applying their knowledge of market trends, along with data analysis.  Get Your PHX is dedicated to Phoenix and has a desire to tell the world that there are some great things to do and see here! Discover more local goodness on the Get Your PHX blog.