"We Keep It Local Wednesdays" Market in Scottsdale: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over

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What We Bought: The "We Keep It Local Wednesdays" Market presented by Renegade by MOD premiered in Scottsdale on September 11 to an eager stream of market lovers. Though small, it featured pretty much one of every basic vendor type you'd hope to find at a farmers market. Circle Key Farms brought the grassfed meats, AZ Food Labs brought the bread and Crooked Sky Farms brought the produce. With a small selection of veggies and fruits, the standout item from Crooked Sky this week was the $1/ear or $1.50/two ears sweet corn.

Our favorite find of the night went to Aloha Cakes, a vendor that we haven't run into at farmers markets before. Their slices of cake, featuring the tart and sweet guava passion fruit, are a $3.25 piece of paradise with a unique tropical twist. Plus the cake itself was unreasonably fluffy, almost like angel food. We clearly weren't the only ones sold after a sample because flavors sold out quickly for Aloha.

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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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