We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.
It's officially farmers market season. So grab your canvas sack and go buy some local produce, crafts, meat, dairy and more.
There are tons of great farmers markets in the valley, but we've narrowed down the list to the best four in the greater Phoenix area. At these markets you can buy anything from vegetables to locally grown flowers, all the while supporting local farmers and artisans. Isn't that what environmentally conscious, healthy eating is all about?
Best Saturday Farmers Market: Old Town Scottsdale's Saturday Market
No Saturday is complete without a trip to this upscale market for a little breakfast and a whole lot of shopping. Only the best of the farmers market circuit (and a few that sell at this market exclusively) come out to sell their goods every Saturday in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story. Best Sunday Farmers Market: Ahwatukee Sunday Market
Start off your lazy Sunday with a trip to Ahwatukee's favorite market. For more than seven years, farmers, chefs, bakers, artists, and crafters have been bringing their goods to the parking lot of Ahwatukee's community center. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Twilight Farmers Market: Open Air Market, Downtown Phoenix Wednesday Nights
Venture outside while the sun is still out during our summer months? Oh, hell, no. Thankfully, one of Phoenix's biggest and best year-round farmers markets takes place every Wednesday during the slightly cooler and shadier evening hours. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story. Best Farmers Market in a Park: Roadrunner Park Farmers Market
In our sea of concrete, parking garages, and strip malls, it's nice to know that once a week, we can escape to a park to enjoy the sunshine and pick up our weekly ration of locally grown produce and handcrafted goods. For more than 22 years, this North Phoenix market has been attracting folks looking to purchase everything from plants for their own gardens to fresh picked veggies grown by their neighbors. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.