Eating the World

Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Farmers' Markets

Yes, believe it or not, Phoenix has ten farmers' markets. Actually, we have way more than ten, and we love them all, but the markets on this list really stand out from the rest.

So here's our list of ten favorites -- in no particular order.

10. Gilbert Farmers' Market -- Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Gilbert is buzzing with the locals shopping for their weekly bounty of locally grown produce, handcrafted cheeses, pastas, and baked treats from a good selection of vendors. Score veggies from One Windmill and Love Grows Farms, meats from Double Check Ranch, seafood from Davy Jones Seafood (when available), and pick up a couple jars of sweet mesquite honey from honey purveyor Made by Bees. The Gilbert Market has a rotating selection of food trucks that set up their rigs each Saturday, just in case you get hungry and don't want to fight the line at Liberty. And, if you go, don't forget to pet the rescue puppies or better yet, take one home!