Watermelon Eating Contest!

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Help us celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Saturday, August 11th from 8am-12pm.

Communities across the country will celebrate farmers, producers, and farmers markets that provide access to fresh, local food. We invite you to celebrate Phoenix Public Market’s efforts to make our community a stronger, healthier place to live. Phoenix Public Market supports local business and agriculture, increases access to local food, stimulates our local economy and supports a healthy community. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to you our community for making it all possible! Come out to the Market and celebrate with us on Saturday, August 11th from 8am -12pm.

Enjoy our fun activities and events including live music, cooking demos (which means delicious samples), a WATERMELON EATING CONTEST, Loyal Local giveaways, kids scavenger hunt and more.

Do you think you can win? 
Watermelon Eating Contest | 11am
Come out Saturday August 11th to celebrate Farmers Market Week with us and enter in our Watermelon Eating Contest.
Watermelon Eating Contest Rules:

Second Saturdays Arts at the Market

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We’re expanding the weekly farmers market with Arts Market every second Saturday, featuring even more local producers and entrepreneurs.  Launching September 8th, Second Saturdays will feature a new Arts Market 8am-12pm.

Arts Market is a chance for Phoenix Public Market to highlight even more talented local artisans and their unique, handmade products.   Phoenix Public Market lies in the heart of downtown and a thriving arts community.   Let’s bring even more wonderful locals together to shop and dine on Saturdays!

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Why shop at your local farmer’s market?

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  1. It helps small farmers grow their business

Farmer’s markets provide a low-barrier entry point for a budding farmer for them to see if they can be profitable. Shopping at a farmer’s market helps small farmers keep their cash flow positive that helps them continue doing business. If they keep on going, with the support of shoppers, there will only be growth.

  1. It helps the local economy and community

Our vendors come from within 50 miles of the City of Phoenix and it’s no surprise that most of the stuff they sell is locally grown or made. By shopping here, your money stays local; the money is passed on from one consumer to the next and helps establish a stronger local economy. The market also serves as a gathering place for the local community that helps build and strengthen relationships and camaraderie between neighbors of all backgrounds.

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5 Misconceptions About Farmers Markets

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1) Farmer’s Markets are expensive

Some people think that because it is organic, local and ran on a smaller scale means it is more expensive to cover the costs of production and that extra cost is passed on to the consumer. FALSE! Because products at the market are local it means the cost of transporting these goods diminishes. Rather than coming from across the country or even across the world, nearly all of the products you can buy at the Market are coming from less than 50 miles away, which also means goods are fresher. Market items are commonly picked, baked or prepared fresh and do not have to sit in a refrigerated trailer for more than 24 hours before the market.

2) You can shop local products at grocery stores

This is becoming more of a reality; you do not have to go far to find local products from your area. Woohoo!  You may see a number of large grocery stores increasing their supply of locally sourced fruits and vegetables along with a display of local peanut butters, grains and more, making it more accessible for the consumer to eat more sustainably; however, when you come out to the Market, EVERYTHING you shop, eat and enjoy is local. ALL of the produce you shop is sustainably produced and your dollars are going directly to the producer rather than a big box store middle-man.

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Double Your Impact + Help Us Grow

Our organization is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2018 Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits.

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Help us raise funds!  Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to us at the show or directly to our organization until September 15, 2018, up to a total of $2500.  Help us raise funds!  Make a contribution and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation!

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Summer Season

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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.

Jon moves baked loaves of sourdough from the oven to cooling racks

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

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30 Things to do with Peaches

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It’s peach season and we couldn’t be more excited.  The peach, which originated in China about 4,000 years ago are the perfect sweet treat for summer.  With 2.6 grams of fiber, 1.5 grams of protein, no fat or cholesterol and only 68 calories, a peach gives you a nutrient-dense snack that will fill you up. In addition to peaches are loaded with vitamins and may protect you from heart disease and diabetes.  We’re sharing 30 Things to do with Peaches this season!

1. Peach lemonade
2. Peach salsa
3. Peach butter
4. Peach ice cream
5. Peach pancakes
6. Grilled peaches
7. Curried peach sauce
8. Peach cobbler
9. Peach chipotle BBQ sauce
10. Peach spinach salad
11. Peach fruit leather
12. Peach preserves
13. Peach muffins
14. Dehydrated peaches
15. Canned peaches

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Vendor Feature: SarahBea Un-granola

Use it to top yoghurt, with milk for breakfast, or on its own for a snack. Grab a bar for a burst of hiking or biking energy or share it among your trail buddies broken into crumbles. This sounds like granola, except it’s not. This is “ungranola.”

Sarah Dunlop opens a box of pecans to go into her ungranola

Made with mainly a mix of nuts and seeds, Sarah Bea’s ungranola includes no grains, gluten, or dairy. Sarah Dunlop experimented with creating her recipe in 2015 when she and her daughter were trying the Paleo Diet, which does not allow eating grains or dairy. Sarah tried store-bought grain-free granolas, but couldn’t find any she really liked. So, she created her own.

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We stand for refugee success

At the Open Air Market at Phoenix Public Market, we’re all about helping our community. We help farmers and local businesses get their products to the masses and we help the people of our local community by providing a place where they can easily access those local farmers and businesses to support them. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we’d like to take a moment to highlight another nonprofit organization we work with that’s making an incredible impact right here in our community as well as around the globe.

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