If you’re a farmer’s market fan, you may be wondering how you’ll be able to get the local goods without completely melting in the summer heat.
While there is a range of markets that remain open and outdoors during these months (we don’t know how they do it), there are also several that move indoors to allow you to enjoy the AC while you shop. Thank goodness!
7323 East Shoeman Lane
Tuesdays 11 am-7 pm; Saturdays 10 am-2 pm
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Three Wiseman bar in Scottsdale becomes the venue for a weekly indoor market that allows you to enjoy a range of artisan craft vendors. This is the perfect place to shop local and browse a range of handmade pieces that would be perfect as gifts. The venue offers happy hour specials during the market, and appetizers available for purchase.
FrayLifeTip: There are also networking opportunities from 11 am-4 pm on Tuesdays as well.
9744 W. Northern Ave. Suite #120
Saturdays, 9 am-2 pm
The farmer’s market at Park West is a popular attraction for those on the West side of the Valley, and fortunately, it’s open year-round. You don’t have to sweat, though – the venue moves into a suite between See’s Candies and Charming Charlies so that you can shop with AC. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome, and there are different vendors every week bringing you everything from fresh dairy to hummus.
5757 North Central Ave.
Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm
This food-based farmers market was recognized as one of the country’s best and moves indoors for the hot summer months. You can enjoy the cold air conditioning while shopping over 100 vendors that range from fresh produce and dairy to soaps and handmade kitchenware. The market also gives back by donating extra food to the homeless.
805 S. Farmer Ave.
Daily, 8 am-11 pm
The Tempe Farmer’s Market may not be a conventional weekly market – it’s open daily, all year – but it still makes the list in our book. That’s because they offer local products just like any other market, allowing you to support vendors in the Valley regardless of the weather. They carry everything you could think of, from local bread to fresh fruits and veggies.
#FrayLifeTip: The venue also has organic smoothies available for purchase and an “on-the-go” vegan deli, where you can get burritos, pastas, and salads to go.
What are your go-to farmers markets? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to tag us on socials using #DCFray and #FrayLife.
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