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.
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!