This Season’s Hidden Gems

Make the most colorful and delicious seasonal dishes and salads featuring some of the most stunning produce from around the Market.  This Saturday hunt around to find these unique and delicious natural gems.

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The Biology Behind Plants To Drive Away Pests

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The Biology Behind Plants That Drive Away Common Pests guest written by Richard Gillespie

Looking for some eco-friendly ways to get rid of pests in your garden? Why not give pest-repellent plants a try? Certain plants have finely tuned defenses to protect themselves from attack. By understanding the biology behind these defensive strategies, you can put them to work for you.

Scents That Make Sense

Many plants use chemical compounds to drive away pests. Some of these compounds scramble the scent receptors insects use to find them. Other plants use scent on its own to scare off pests. Herbs such as basil, rosemary, oregano, mint, and thyme are good examples. We love these tasty, aromatic herbs in our food, but bugs find them repulsive.

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Your Guide to Leafy Greens

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With so many fresh leafy greens this time of year, we’re helping you navigate the market with your Guide to Leafy Greens. Discover the different varieties you can shop, best practices for storing greens and easy recipe suggestions. Click to download or pick up your guide Saturday at the Market. Read the full story »

Five Reasons To Give

DONATE TODAY

Donate in honor of GivingTuesday, help support our programs at the weekly farmers market. From fresh foods to free workshops for the whole family, your donation has a real impact on building a healthy community.

Even small donations can have big effects, we encourage you to show you support however you can.

Kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire the people around us to collaborate in improving our local community. Five reasons to donate. Share the causes you care about and tag #unselfie

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Giving Tuesday | December 3rd

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Giving Tuesday | Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | DONATE NOW

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3rd.  It inspires people to give generously to nonprofits making our state stronger, creating a thriving community for all.

Phoenix Public Market, a year-round, weekly farmers market in downtown Phoenix is a program of 501c3 organization Community Food Connections. Community Food Connections mission is to create a community gathering place by supporting small farmers and businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community. We place an emphasis on supporting local produce, products, and ingredients.

Give Dollars

Give back in impactful ways to the organizations and causes you support. Donate in honor of GivingTuesday.  Kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire the people around us to collaborate in improving our local community.

Give Time

By volunteering at the market on Saturdays, you can give something back, make a difference to the people around you, develop new skills, and learn more about issues affecting your community. The right volunteer opportunity can help you reduce stress, find friends, and even advance your career. Volunteer for Phoestivus December 12th and 19th!

Give Goods

We’re hosting a FUNDrive at the market on December 7th. Clean out your closets and help the farmers market! Whether you’ve been watching Marie Kondo tidy up, or determined to divert waste this season – get inspired to bring donations to the market. We’re collecting your gently used clothing, linens, and soft accessories for our FUNDrive.

Give Voice

When we share our generosity, we inspire others to give back too. Share how and why you’re giving back on GivingTuesday by posting your #UNselfie on social media. Tag @phxpublicmarket #lettucematdowntown By lending your voice to advocate for the causes and issues we care about, we can all be activists who affect the kind of change that makes our world a better place.

How does my donation make an impact?

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Crop of the Week: Carrots

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1. The carrot originated some 5000 years ago in Middle Asia around Afghanistan, and slowly spread into the Mediterranean area.
2. The first carrots were white, purple, red, yellow, green and black – not orange.
3. Carrots were first grown as a medicine not a food.
4. Researchers at the USDA found that those who consumed 2 carrots a day were able to lower their cholesterol levels about 20 percent due to a soluble fiber found in carrots called calcium pectate.

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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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Top 5 Urban Gardening Ideas to Grow Your Own Foods

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Top 5 Urban Gardening Ideas to Grow Your Own Foods

Contributed By Cloe Matheson

Do you love the idea of biting into fresh, organic fruits and vegetables? There is something about home produce that is crisper and juicier than the store-bought stuff. Read on for 5 flavor tips on how to spark your green thumb into action and grow your own food.

Window Gardening
Picture a cute windowsill chock-full of fresh herbs. You’ll no longer need to add flavour-enhancing packets to your grocery list. Establishing a windowsill garden gives you the opportunity to grow your own produce in tiny spaces.

Stop throwing out herb plants after only plucking a few leaves. Instead, plant your favourite herbs in your windowsill garden. Herbs like coriander and parsley can be expensive for their weight, so this can help those on a tight budget. Your window garden can range from inexpensive to more intricate. For more permanent gardens, you can buy designed terracotta windowsill gardens to host your herbs.

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