The wait for convenient, fresh produce is over. October brings changes to metro Phoenix farmers markets, both in terms of hours and activity. Most markets are seasonable and start up again this month or change their hours to reflect the cooler mid-day temperatures. Can't keep track? No worries. We've gathered the fall hours and location info in one handy list.
Enjoy the outdoors, hit up new markets and enjoy extended hours!
Here's the roundup:
*Ahwatukee Farmers Market Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4700 East Warner Road
*Anthem Farmers Market Sundays beginning October 6 8 a.m. to noon Central walkway near the Veterans Memorial 41703 North Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem
Arcadia Farmers Market Sundays beginning October 20 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3811 North 44th Street
ASU Tempe Farmers Market Alternate Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2013: October 8 and 22; November 5 and 19; 2014: January 14 and 26; February 11 and 25; March 25; April 8 and 22 Caddy Mall, north of Lemon Street in Tempe
Camelback Esplanade Friday Market Fridays beginning October 25 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2425 East Camelback Road
Carefree Farmers Market Fridays beginning October 4 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carefree Sundial Gardens 1 Sundial Circle, Carefree
Chandler Farmers Market Thursdays beginning October 3 3 to 7 p.m. 3 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler
*Citadelle Plaza Farmers Market Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Northwest corner of 59th Avenue and Utopia 19420 North 59th Avenue, Glendale *Gilbert Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon 222 North Ash Street, Gilbert
Goodyear Community Farmers Market Saturdays beginning October 26 8 a.m. to noon Goodyear Community Park 3151 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear
Hilton Village Farmers Market Tuesdays, beginning October 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6045 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
*Mesa Community Farmers Market Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 263 North Center Street, Mesa
*North Central Farmer's Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (instead of noon) beginning October 5 7901 North Central Avenue
*North Scottsdale Farmers Market Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 8740 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market Saturdays beginning October 19 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brown and First Street parking lot 3806 North Brown Road, Scottsdale
*Phoenix Public Market Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; through 1 p.m. beginning October 19 721 North Central Avenue The Simple Farm Market and French Cafe Thursdays, beginning October 17 8:30 a.m. to noon 9080 East Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Sun City Farmers Market Thursdays beginning October 17 8 a.m. to noon Parking lot of the Sun City Recreation Center 16829 North 99th Avenue, Sun City
*Roadrunner Park Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Along the greenbelt by Cactus Road 3502 East Cactus Road
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*Town and Country Farmers Market Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2021 East Camelback Road
"We Keep It Local Wednesdays" Market 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. October 9, November 13, December 11 9343 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 115, Scottsdale
*indicates a market that is open year round, but may change hours with the seasons.