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Favorite farmers market - Phx/Scottsdale?

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mdepsmom Jun 11, 2010 11:25 AM

I'd like to check out a farmers market this weekend. Which one is your favorite, and why? Would like to avoid having to drive downtown, though.

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    coastalgypsy RE: mdepsmom Jun 11, 2010 12:37 PM

    It seems to me that Phoenix has a lot more artsy-craftsy stuff...

    1. scaheld RE: mdepsmom Jun 11, 2010 12:45 PM

      I believe Old Town Scottsdale Farmer's Market is shut down for summer. The downtown Phoenix market is my fave. Don't forget to wander through the Urban Grocery there too.

      Lots of vendors and you can use the Light Rail if you like.

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      Downtown Phoenix Public Market
      721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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        coastalgypsy RE: scaheld Jun 11, 2010 01:42 PM

        Last week they started a new Scottsdale Farmers Market (for summer) at the Stadium off Osborn... http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com/

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          danieli10 RE: coastalgypsy Jun 11, 2010 02:34 PM

          I truly miss the Old Town Farmer's Market. We really like the Phoenix FM, a nice vibe, a little more like what we were used to in the Bay Area. Does the Scottsdale FM at the Stadium have good produce? That is what is needed! Oh, Bob McClendon, how I miss you so....

      2. johnseberg RE: mdepsmom Sep 30, 2010 08:18 AM

        I just noticed a tweet about a "Central Slope Market". Then, I found this website:
        http://www.centralslope.com/Uptown_Ma...

        Maybe this is old news, but, it's the first I've heard of this market. It'll be a nice walk along the canal for me, on a Sunday morning.

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          exit2lef RE: johnseberg Sep 30, 2010 09:10 AM

          We visited that market just this past weekend. My wife and I had planned to take our 9-month-old on a stroller walk along the Murphy Bridle Path (more shade than the Canal banks) and then eat brunch at Bomberos. We did just that and then saw the Central Slope Market going on right next door. It was small, but I bought some good produce from Crooked Sky, and my wife bought some locally-made fudge to counteract the healthful attributes of all the vegetables I had picked out.

          The market isn't big enough to warrant a special trip just for shopping, but it does combine well with a recreational walk along either the Bridle Path or the Canal followed by brunch at Bomberos or Corbin's. If driving, park in one of the parallel parking spaces on the east side of Central right outside Bomberos. The one-hour limit is not really enforced on Sundays.

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          Corbin's Bar & Grill
          8729 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

          Bomberos
          8801 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

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            johnseberg RE: exit2lef Oct 3, 2010 01:16 PM

            I made the walk. Just got a small watermelon. Hopefully, it will be better than ones I got at Safeway and Sprouts, recently. I need to learn how to select them.

            I was too early to hit Corbin's, so, I went home and drove to Dick's Hideaway from there. Wouldn't you know, Luci's had a big produce truck parked outside. The selection was just as good, if not better. It was a vendor I've seen at other markets, but, don't know any details. Luci's seems to be doing well. I had a good veggie omelet there, once. They send out a lot of tweets, but, I didn't see anything about the produce truck.

            The green chile meatloaf was great at Dick's. Not something I would normally order, a pleasant surprise.

            http://www.lucishealthymarketplace.com

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            Dick's Hideaway
            6008 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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