Did you know the Phoenix Public Market’s Open Air Market is a program of the non-profit organization, Community Food Connections? The Phoenix Public Market works to improve access to healthy foods while supporting local agriculture and business. Our initiatives expand outlets for and production of local food, create jobs and build family self-sufficiency.
The Phoenix Public Market is a program of Community Food Connections that focuses on ensuring that small Arizona farmers, ranchers and food producers are able to survive and grow so that you, our customers, can enjoy healthy, safe, local food in a wonderful community gathering space.
Our annual budget covers operational expenses, as well as costs associated with activities and educational outreach events presented by the Market. We receive a portion of our funding from vendor fees and the remainder is comprised of donations and sponsorship!
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.
All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign. #AAOLocalFood #AAOPlasticFree
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!
See us at the show! We will be at Jack Johnson’s concert in Phoenix on August 28th
Participate in our pre-concert events including a screening of Smog of the Sea and a community clean up, followed by a mesquite pancake breakfast.
Or checks may be written and mailed to:
Community Food Connections, P.O. Box 588, Phoenix, AZ 85001-0588
Much has happened since our opening on a rainy day in February 2005:
- Small Arizona farmers and micro businesses supported by Community Food Connections at the Phoenix Public Market grew from 14 to 83
- Sales for the micro businesses at the Open Air Market climbed from $320,000 to $1.2 million. This has helped many small businesses survive the recession.
- Opened the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar to showcase Arizona producers five days a week.
- Went from a few dozen customers a week to 3,000 a week
- Created one of the most welcoming community gathering spaces in the Valley
- Finished the revamping of the Open Air Market lot including more shade, misting and electricity for you, our customers, and refrigeration for vendors.
These are all accomplishments that we are very proud of, but the biggest success for us is to see all of you at the Market buying delicious local food, meeting up with family and friends and enjoying our community. We set the table for you to enjoy!
While it may look fairly simple to put all of this together, it entails a huge amount of work and expense. Interestingly, the Market attracts more people than many of the major cultural institutions in downtown Phoenix, yet raising funds to support our small organization remains very difficult. We need your help!
Please support Community Food Connections so that we can continue what has become a local tradition. Think about supporting the organization with a dollar (or more) for each time you come to shop. If you come once a month, consider a $12 annual donation, or $52 if you shop weekly. It is only through your support that we will be able to continue. Thank you for your help.