Farmers Market Fresh Eggs Are No Yolk!

IMG_4032

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.

Read the full story »

Don’t Be Part of the Pollution…

Closeup cropped portrait of someone tossing crumpled piece of ice-cream plastic package in trash can, isolated outdoors green trees background

…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…

Read the full story »

Shopping for Your Sedar

beet_lettuce

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!

Read the full story »

Market Guide to Spring Allergies

IMG_2248

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

Read the full story »

Crop of the Week: Mature Spinach

 IMG_4013

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.

Read the full story »

The Impact of Your Donation

Arizona Gives Day | Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | DONATE NOW

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.

Read the full story »

Let’s Talk Dirty

 

1467385804645

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?

Read the full story »

Ten Fun Facts About Cabbage

Fresh Local Organic Vegetable at Farmers Market

“Cabbage is humble, but worthy of the greatest respect” the great Alice Waters has written
(Don’t miss her talk this month – details below**)

Check out our Guide To Leafy Greens and get inspired to cook up Corned Beef and Cabbage this weekend.

Ten Fun Facts About Cabbage… yes, cabbage!
1. Cabbage is one of our oldest known vegetables.
It has been cultivated for longer than almost any other vegetable on record. To be precise, more than 6,000 years! It originated in Northern China, sometime around 4,000 B.C.
2. The first cabbage in America was brought by French explorer Jacques Cartier on his 3rd voyage (1541).
3. Cabbage belongs to the Cruciferae family of vegetables, along with broccoli, collards, kale, and Brussels sprouts.
4. Today, China is the largest producer of cabbage, followed by India and Russia.

Read the full story »

Mix + Match Market Pesto

Mix+Match Pesto

Community Supported Agriculture #CSAday

Happy #CSAday – better knows as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  CSA programs support local farmers by securing funding for their upcoming planting season, while CSA members receive weekly boxes overflowing with high quality, fresh produce.  When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer.

Community Supported Agriculture is just that, it’s an opportunity for the Community to ensure their local farmers have  Blue Sky Organic Farms , Crooked Sky Farms, Steadfast Farm and Maya’s Farm.

Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 4.55.22 PM

 

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. Read More and learn how this benefits the farmers and consumers.

Read the full story »