For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

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12: For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

If you're a fan of downtown's Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar, the brick-and-mortar home for local farm products and other foodstuff, or know an ASU student who could stand to eat a few less packages of ramen noodles, the CSM (Community Supported Market) card is a great way to show your support of all things local.

The CSM card is a pre-paid card good for all purchases from the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar. The cards are available at four levels:

$49 for a $50 card (a 2% discount) $95 for a $100 card (a 5% discount) $225 for a $250 card (a 10% discount) $425 for a $500 card (a 15% discount)

CSM card holders are also eligible for special promotions on seasonal items and exclusive event offers. Each week, card holders receive an e-mail with CSM card special offers from Phoenix Public Market.

Card holders can purchase any and all goods from the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar (up to the value of the card) -- from farm-fresh veggies one week, to grass-fed beef the next, to daily doses of local salads and sandwiches.

CSM cards are available at the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar or you can purchase one online here.

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19: Kitchen Confidence: Cooking Classes at the Classic Cooking Culinary Institute

18: For the Grillmaster or Aspiring Chef: Artisan Sea Salts from Go Lb. Salt

17: Blades of Glory: Lee Zierten Artisan Knives

16: Limited Release: 2010 Cochise County Shiraz from Pillsbury Wine Company

15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet

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13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

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