Make the Switch + Ditch the Plastic Bag

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Over the past year, the Phoenix Public Market community has supported our Plastic Bag Recycling Program.  We’re committed to collecting used grocery bags, offering them for re-use to other shoppers and hauling excess bags to recycling collection sites.

With the start of the new year, Phoenix Public Market vendors are going a step further and have committed to not use new plastic grocery bags.  Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags and use our recycling program to reduce waste.  Please help to support our efforts.

Every year, one trillion plastic bags – single use – are used, equating to 2 million per minute.

The Cost on our Wildlife An estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from ingesting plastic. The animals confuse floating bags and plastic particles for edible sea life such as jellyfish and plankton.  Other animals can become entangled in plastic waste.

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Top 5 Market Habits for a Healthy New Year

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Kick off 2019 with these five fresh habits to support a positive lifestyle.
1. EAT GOOD FOOD – This doesn’t just mean eating more fruits and vegetables (although that never hurts). It means knowing where your food came from, who made it and what’s in it. It means knowing that your pastry was baked with locally sourced heritage grains, Arrandale Farm eggs and Beetanical honey. It means knowing that your chorizo and sausage are coming from all natural, free range and grass fed meats. It means cooking at home with friends and family and enjoying a fresh meal full of flavor.

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Market-Inspired Holiday Wreath

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We’re loving these ideas for market-inspired holiday decor, including a radish wreath, carrot wreath, or pick up a grapevine wreath from Community Exchange Table and give it your own festive flair.  Share your Market decor with your community – tag us @phxpublicmarket on social media.

Top Ten Season Essentials to Staying Healthy

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Stock up on our Top Ten Season Essentials to Staying Healthy

Fresh Citrus (get those vitamins)
Lotus Gypsy Organic Tea (replenish and relax)
Beetanicals Bee Pollen (build your immune system)
Rad Juices (refuel with these power packed juices)
Garden Goddess Ferments Kvass (feel good on the inside)
H2e Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends (to relax)
SW Herb Plant Healing Remedies (to stay balanced)
AZ Honey and Propolis Lozenges (fight off scratchy throats)
Studio 11 Sea Salt Scrub (wash away impurities)
Ahima Essentials Moisturizing Creams (keep skin soft)

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Recipe: Market Latkes

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Shop the freshest ingredients to make flavorful Market Latkes this year!

Crooked Sky Potatoes, Onion
Steadfast Farm Eggs
Blue Sky Herbs
Salts of the Earth Flavored Salts
YoBro Microgreens (to garnish)
Cotton Country Jams Apple Preserve

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Local Guide for Gift Giving

Making your list and checking it twice?  Shop local gifts for everyone in your life.  Find the perfect presents and feel good about supporting your local community!  Join us every Saturday, 8am-1pm, and mark your calendar for Phoestivus, December 13th and 20th.

Bank Locally with Arizona Federal

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Community Food Connections is pleased to welcome Arizona Federal Credit Union as a new sponsor of the Phoenix Public Market.

Arizona Federal has extended a special new account offer to the Phoenix Public Market Community. If you open a checking account at Arizona Federal between now and December 31st and use your debit card 10 times in the first 45 days, they’ll deposit $100 in your account! You can open the account online at ArizonaFederal.org or at any of their branches. Make sure you use the promo code “PHXMARKET” for the special offer.

Arizona Federal is a locally owned and operated credit union serving Valley residents since 1936. Unlike banks, Arizona Federal is owned by its members and serves them through a not-for-profit, cooperative business model.

When the credit union does well, they share their income with their member-owners. In fact, they’ve paid over $30 million back to members since 2012 through their revenue-sharing program.

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Eco-Friendly Changes to Make Today

How to Live a More Sustainable Life: Eco-Friendly Changes to Make Today

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Guest Post by Neil Stawski of climatewise | Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

In October 2018, a United Nations scientific panel released a climate change report with a somber prediction: We have only 12 years to slash global carbon emissions 45 percent in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees C.  Actions need to be taken by large corporations — especially in the energy and mining sectors. However, we too can do our part starting at home. Making small and sustainable improvements can help reach that goal and encourage better practices outside of our homes. Here are some changes you can make to help reach that goal.

Start at Home

For most, the bulk of our carbon footprint is comprised of the energy we use to power our homes. By making some small and sustainable home improvements, you can reduce emissions while enjoying the added benefit of lower power bills. One of the easiest things you can do is Read the full story »

Let’s Give Thanks + Let’s Shop Local

Spread the word this holiday season… Friends Don’t Let Friends Shop Chain Stores
Let’s Give Thanks + Shop Local this Thanksgiving!
We have the perfect farmers Market Menu ready for you to shop this Saturday.
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Check out some of our Market recipes…

Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Chili

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Read More for The Fig and The Knife Recipe

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