Downtown Phoenix Night Farmers Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over

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What We Bought: Testing the farmers market waters is inevitable now that cool weather is almost here and there's no better time than when the sun finally goes down at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market night market on Wednesdays. While pickins were still pretty slim, One Windmill Farms, as usual, killed it with an impressive produce haul for the oppressive summer season. Heirloom tomatoes, green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes and pretty much any other kind of tomato you could possibly crave were available, ripe and pretty, for $3 or $4 per pound depending on the variety you choose. While the okra and fennel were also looking good, we had to grab some $1.50/pound apples to help us quell our cravings for the LuLu's Italian Ice cart--although blood orange creamsicle Italian ice does sound pretty great in 100 degrees.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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