Location: 4700 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044
Hours: June-Sept: Sundays 8am-11am & Oct-May: Sundays 9am-1pm
The Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market was quaint, simple, and overall satisfying. It was, quite honestly, the smallest farmer’s market that I have ever attended. But where they lacked in size and ambiance, they more than made up for in fresh produce.
This market offers plenty of variety to keep an avid market-goer happy. They had all the products that one would hope to find at a quality famers’ market at an extremely reasonable price. Canned goods, produce, candies and hot food could all be found at this little treasury. The aroma alone was enough to make your mouth water.
While the vendors definitely delivered, many of them can be found at other AZ markets – making this farmers’ market lack the uniqueness that some patrons may be looking for.
What did make the Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market stand out to me, though, was its apparent involvement and commitment to best serving their community. A big benefit to the Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market specifically is that they accept EBT and are a part of the Double Up program. Not only, then, does this farmers’ market allow attendees to eat higher quality produce while supporting local farmers, but it permits all income levels to participate. What’s more – they have a community drop-off for canned foods that anyone in need can grab.
To further promote health and wellness, this market has yoga and Pilates available for its market-goers. The whole experience I had attending this place was overall positive and, honestly, heartwarming. While this market doesn’t seem like it’s a whole lot to look at, I would recommend checking out this hidden gem when you can.
Written by: Marley Decker