We hate to talk about what Phoenix isnt, but when it comes to homegrown farmers markets, our fresh-from-the-Earth emporiums are either tucked away in random nooks of Maricopa County or operate for only half the year. Maybe this explains why local farmer/artist/overall good guy John Milton has opened Farmer John Miltons Artisan Market and School in his underground warehouse.
His space known for its art shows, indie-film screenings, and legendary parties will become a supermarket on steroids (organic roids, of course) each Saturday. Milton, who owns an organic gardening and edible-landscaping business, will supply produce, soups, salsas, stews, and more. The market will also feature cooking demos and artsy classes, many which will be free. Ill be teaching sewing, gardening, canning, threading, homesteading . . . basically, activities that will lessen peoples impact on the environment, says Milton.