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Buying local in the East Valley (Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa) July 20, 2005 8:58 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for good locally-grown produce in the East Valley?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 25, 2005 10:32 PM

There is a couple of Southwest produce markets here in Apache junction Actually they are on the island inbetween Mesa and A.J. on Main (apache trail). They have some real good local grown veg.and fruits. When I find the address I will post them.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 26, 2005 7:26 AM

That would be awesome. Thank you!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 26, 2005 10:41 PM

Farm-Fresh and Sun-Ripened in Arizona Where & When to Buy Fresh Produce Carefree Chandler Gilbert Glendale Goodyear Higley Mesa Phoenix Queen Creek Scottsdale Waddell Wickenburg Fountain Hills -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fruits and Vegetables Available Nearly Year Around at Most Markets citrus, melons, dry beans, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, garlic, dry onions, green onions, potatoes, radishes, squash, tomatoes Seasonal Availability apples, peaches, grapes, fresh beans & peas, asparagus, chili peppers, cilantro, sweet corn, greens, turnips, lettuce, spinach, okra, pumpkins, berries, watermelons. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Farmers Markets by Community Gilbert Mesa Phoenix Scottsdale -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAREFREE, AZ CAREFREE FARMERS MARKET - (623) 848-1234 Carefree Town Hall, 101 Easy Street off of Tom Darlington Rd. - October-April 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Fridays. Features fresh, local, seasonal produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. Demonstrations by Chefs from Valley restaurants. Free admission, free parking. CAVE CREEK FARMERS' MARKET - (602-349-0313) 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. (Parking lot of the Fandango Restaurant) Saturdays - 9a.m. - 2 p.m., September - May CHANDLER, AZ BOB WHITE FARMS (480) 988-2028 East of Cooper Rd. on Chandler Blvd. Open: Memorial Weekend to July 4th. 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. U-pick Sweet Corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies, okra, blackeyed peas, string beans, squash, melons, cucumbers, etc. CHANDLER FARMERS' MARKET - 480-782-3045 Dr. A.J. Chandler Park - So. of SW corner Chandler Blvd & Arizona Ave. Thursdays 3 p.m. - 6:p.m., Year-round. JUDY'S PRODUCE (480) 802-0296 NE corner Arizona Ave & Riggs Rd. Open: 7 days wk. 9-6, all year. Seasonal local produce. Chiles, fresh & roasted, cactus jelly. OCOTILLO MARKET (623) 848-1234 Alma School Rd. south of Ocotillo Road. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Year-round. RIGGS FAMILY FARMS (480) 802-4694 13149 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Open, Fall: Mid-Oct. to Nov. 20 - 10 a.m. - Dark - Spring: March 15 to July 1. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Arizona grown citrus. U-pick seasonal vegetables. Farm Fresh eggs, both white and brown, nuts. Petting corral, antique farm equipment, Arizona grown trees. Specialty Items: Garden fresh u-pick tomatoes. No pesticides or insecticides. Pick your own pumpkins from the vine. FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ FOUNTAIN HILLS NOCTURNAL FARMER - 480-585-8639 Avenue of the Fountains -November - May - Fridays 4 pm. - 7 pm. GILBERT, AZ TOWN OF GILBERT: HERITAGE COURT MARKET - (623) 848-1234 Heritage Court Market, 207 N. Gilbert Rd., Just north of the intersection of Gilbert & Elliot Rds. - Thursdays, Octobe - March. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. This is a new market and just developing. Free admission and free parking. MOTHER NATURES CHRISTMAS RANCH (480) 892-5874 1/4 mile west of Gilbert Road on the southside of Baseline Rd. Open year round until dark. Nov-Apr: Live trees. Apr-July: tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, cucumbers. Special Events: 1st Sat. in Oct. World Pumpkin Weigh Off. 1st Sat. in Dec. Christmas Tree Festival. GLENDALE, AZ CROOKED SKY FARMS (623) 363-9087 - (call first) 83rd Ave/Bethany Home Open: year round, Monday-Saturday. 9am - 1 pm. Locally grown beets, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, greens, assorted lettuce. Fresh sweet corn (June 10-July 15 and Oct. 15 - Nov. 15) Cantaloupe, mixed melons start from June-July 30. Winter squash, spaghetti squash, hubbard and butternut squash, okra. HICKMANS EGG RANCH (623) 872-1120 7403 N. 91st Ave. Open: Mon - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fresh breakfast products. Eggs, bacon, ham, tortillas, juices. Speciality: Souvenir apparel, coffee mugs, golf balls and toys. GOODYEAR, AZ ESTRELLA LAKESIDE MARKET, Estrella Mountain Ranch (623)848-1234 I-10 exit 126 - Estrella Pkwy. So. of Elliot 3rd Saturday of the month - 10am - 2pm, Year round HIGLEY, AZ POWER RANCHES (480) 988-2370 or (489)988-1255 21826 S. Power Rd. Rittenhouse & Power Rd. Open: Seasonal. Pick your own, bring containers. Peaches in May, Perlette grapes mid-late Jun. Plums & Thompson seedless grapes mid-July. SIMONE RANCHES (480) 987-3059 Corner of Higley Rd. & Ray Rd. U-pick Desert Gold Peaches in May, Perlette Grapes in June. MESA, AZ SUPERSTITION RANCH MARKETS - 2 locations APACHE JUNCTION (480) 984-3568 MESA (480) 832-3421 7 N 114th St. AJ - 4755 E. Main St. Mesa - Open: All year. Mon - Sat. 7:30 am - 7 pm. Sun. 8:30 am - 5 pm. Wide variety fresh fruits & vegetables, jams & jellies. THE ORANGE PATCH (480) 962-4490 2600 E. Lehi Rd. Located between Lindsey and Gilbert Rd. North of McDowell. Open: Nov 15 - May 1st. Mon-Sat. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Over 200 acres of tree-ripened citrus. Arizona gifts, dates, dried fruit, candies, our own fresh roasted nuts, orange juice made fresh every day and....Ice Cream. Open for over 20 years. Come and meet our friendly staff and see why people keep coming back. SHIPPING AVAILABLE. THE ORANGE PATCH TOO (480) 832-0230 3825 E. McKellips. Open year-round. 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Our own tree-ripened citrus, dates, candy, honey, dried fruit, etc. Ship UPS. Come see our great boutique too! ARMISTEAD'S CITRUS - 3 locations (480) 830-2491 3743 E. McKellips Rd. Open: Daily, Dec thru Aug. 9 am. - 5 pm 3820 E. Brown Rd. Dec. - April 1057 N. Greenfield. Dec. - April. Tree ripened citrus. Honey, pecans, dates, and dried fruit. Shipping. PHOENIX, AZ ANTHEM OUTLETS MARKET - (602) 346-5018 Saturdays/Sundays -11am - 4 pm. October - May ARIZONA HERB & GARLIC (602) 995-1624 2602 W. Glendale Ave. Open year-round Tues. - Sat. 8 am. - 5 pm. Weat  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 26, 2005 10:42 PM

DESERT PRODUCE (602) 437-0840 4102 E. Baseline Rd. Open: All year. Mon- Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun 9-5. Seasonal produce. Plants, honey, pecans, citrus, dried fruits & vegetables, red chili's. Shipping available. DOWNTOWN PHOENIX PUBLIC MARKET - Central and McKinley, 2 blocks south of Roosevelt. Saturday's all summer. 8am - 12pm. AZ grown produce and more. Hand-made products including pastries, preserves, pasta, salsa, arts, and specialty crafts. Free Parking. FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN (602) 276-6360 6106 S. 32nd St. Open seasonal Nov - July. Tues - Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. 11-2. Lunch or take out special sandwiches, salads, homemade desserts, breads, soups. Catering, parties, special events. A custom mesquite mix. Spinach, carrots, radishes, peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beets and more in season. Fresh & dried herbs, baby vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, flowers and pots. Cooking classes-call for dates. An experience on the farm in the middle of pecan trees. QUEEN CREEK SCHNEPF FARMS (480) 987-3333 24810 S. Rittenhouse Corner of Cloud and Rittenhouse Rds. Open: Oct - July. Wed- Sun. 9 am - 4 pm. Country store & Bakery. Pick your own peaches, apricots, plums, sweet corn and other vegetables. Local honey, nuts, dried fruit, specialty foods and crafts. Living Christmas trees. Speciality Items: Petting Corral, park, school & group tours. Corporate family and birthday parties. RV hook up and camping. Special Events: Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, October weekends. 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Food, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, make your own scarecrow, live music, bonfire. Peach Festival: May - 7:30 am - 1:00 pm. Potato Festival: May - 9 am 3:00 pm. Call for exact dates. SCOTTSDALE, AZ CITY OF SCOTTSDALE: A Market in the Village - (623) 848-1234 6th Ave. between Stetson and Scottsdale Rd., Downtown Scottsdale. October 26, 2002 to May 31, 3003. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Features fresh, local, seasonal produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. Demonstrations from Chefs from Valley restaurants. Free admission, free parking. SCOTTSDALE'S FARMERS MARKET - (480) 949-0953 2970 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. Open: Year round. 7 days a week. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Local fruits & vegetables when in season. Full line produce plus many specialty items. Large selection of organic fruits & vegetables as well as organic juices. Local eggs, fresh breads, herbs. SPHINX DATE RANCH, INC. - (480) 941-2261 (800) 482-3283 (FAX: 480-941-1840) 3039 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Open: Year around. Arizona Grown Medjool Dates WADDELL, AZ CACTUS LANE RANCH (623) 935-3845 Located at Olive and Sarival northwest of Luke Air Force Base. Citrus in season; grapefruit, tangerines, navels, lemons, valencias & minneolas. Shipping available. email: FAMILY FARMS PRODUCE STANDS Sun City West & Waddell (623) 581-2084 1) Intersection of El Mirage & Bell Rd. 2) Grand & Litchfield Rd. 3) U-Pick on Loop 303 just south of Northern. Open year round, Daily 9am-6pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Complete variety fruits & vegetables, most locally grown. Utah peaches in Sept. Big variety of honey & nuts. Calif. Berries almost year round. Large selection chili strings & wreaths. UPS Shipping from Oct-May. Serving Sun City over 7 years. TANITA'S PRODUCE STAND (623) 935-2111 RT 303, 2 miles south of Northern Ave. Open seasonally, Nov-July. Open Daily. Melons, squash, broccoli, cabbage, sweet corn, strawberries, onions, chilis, spinach, other seasonal produce. Can Pick-your-own. WICKENBURG, AZ DATE CREEK RANCH (520) 776-8877 - Email: 22 miles NW of Wickenburg off U.S. 93. Turn right at Date Creek Ranch Rd., proceed 4 miles to ranch. Open: Seasonal - Sat & Sun. 7am to 8pm. July/August, peaches and summer apples. Sept/Oct. Golden & Red Delicious apples. We are an orchard. We offer Organic tree ripened fruit, when in season. Speciality Items: grass fed lean natural beef and natural pork. September: Apple Harvesting Fest -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKETS MESA MacDonald Street Farmers Market & Downtown Saturday Bazaar - (623) 848-1234 Macdonald & Main St. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opening Nov 11, 2000 and runs through April 28, 2001. Fresh local seasonal produce, herbs & flowers. Fresh baked breads, locally made jams, jellies, salsas. Great selection of local arts & crafts, demonstrations for home, garden & health and sidewalk displays by downtown merchants. GILBERT Gilbert Historical Society, Gilbert & Elliott. Saturdays, year round. - Hours: Winter 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Summer 8 a.m. - Noon Locally grown farm produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsa. Museum includes exhibits of antique farm equipment. PHOENIX Central City South Farmers' Market - 602-253-6895 7th Ave. and Buckeye, SW Corner - Tuesdays 8 a.m. - noon. Year-round. Heritage Square Market (623) 848-1234 Downtown Phoenix - 7th Street & Monroe. Oct - June 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Patriots Square Marketplace (623) 848-1234 Downtown Phoenix. Washington & Center Wed. - Opens Oct. 1. - early July. Closed for the summer. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Locally grown produce, fresh fruits & vegetables. Arts & Crafts. Live entertainment in cooperation with "Sight 'n Sounds" in Phoenix Oct. thru June Roadrunner Park Market (623) 848-1234 3501 E. Cactus Rd at 35th Street. Hours: Winter Oct-May 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Summer - May - Sept. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Locally grown farm produce incl. fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods. Roosevelt Farmers' Market - 602-252-0222 100 W. Portland. Sundays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct - July Squaw Peak Farmers' Market - (602) 944-5177 7575 N 16th St, Saturdays 9am - noon, Nov - April Town & Co  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 26, 2005 10:43 PM

Hope this Helps Hee hee You have no emoticons so I can't give you a smiley face.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 27, 2005 11:32 AM

Thank you!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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