These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Arizona For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Arizona offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Arizona? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Arizona farmers markets:

  1. Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market, Phoenix, AZ
  3. The Az Capitol Farmers Market , Phoenix, AZ
  4. Sierra Vista Farmers Market, Sierra Vista, AZ
  5. Foodinroot Banner University Medical Center Farmers Market, Tucson, AZ
  6. Gilbert Farmers Market, Gilbert, AZ
  7. Uptown Farmers Market, Phoenix, AZ
  8. Foodinroot Main Campus Farmers’ Market-Uofa Mall, Tucson, AZ
  9. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market, Tucson, AZ
  10. Foodinroot St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market , Tucson, AZ

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Arizona or the cheapest place to live in Arizona.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Arizona?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Arizona, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Grand Canyon State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Arizona, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market -- Scottsdale, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Scottsdale, AZ
Address: 3806 N. Brown Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market

Roadrunner Park Farmers' Market -- Phoenix, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Phoenix, AZ
Address: 3502 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. The Az Capitol Farmers Market

The Az Capitol Farmers Market  -- Phoenix, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Phoenix, AZ
Address: 1700 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Times: Thu: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Sierra Vista Farmers Market -- Sierra Vista, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Sierra Vista, AZ
Address: 3105 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Times: Thu: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Foodinroot Banner University Medical Center Farmers Market

Foodinroot Banner University Medical Center Farmers Market -- Tucson, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Tucson, AZ
Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
Times: Fri: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Gilbert Farmers Market

Gilbert Farmers Market -- Gilbert, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Gilbert, AZ
Address: 222 N. Ash St., Gilbert, AZ 85234
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmers Market -- Phoenix, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Phoenix, AZ
Address: 5757 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Foodinroot Main Campus Farmers’ Market-Uofa Mall

Foodinroot Main Campus Farmers' Market-Uofa Mall -- Tucson, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Tucson, AZ
Address: 1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Times: Wed: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market -- Tucson, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Tucson, AZ
Address: 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Foodinroot St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market

Foodinroot St. Philip's Plaza Farmers' Market  -- Tucson, AZ

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Tucson, AZ
Address: 4280 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Sun: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Arizona

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Grand Canyon State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Arizona

Name City Rank Score
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market Scottsdale 1 88.6
Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market Phoenix 2 85.7
The Az Capitol Farmers Market Phoenix 3 82.9
Sierra Vista Farmers Market Sierra Vista 4 82.9
Foodinroot Banner University Medical Center Farmers Market Tucson 5 80.0
Gilbert Farmers Market Gilbert 6 80.0
Uptown Farmers Market Phoenix 7 77.1
Foodinroot Main Campus Farmers’ Market-Uofa Mall Tucson 8 77.1
Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Tucson 9 77.1
Foodinroot St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market Tucson 10 74.3
Mesa Community Farmers’ Market Mesa 11 74.3
Tempe Community Market Tempe 12 71.4
Verrado Community Farmers Market Buckeye 13 71.4
Prescott Farmers Market Prescott 14 71.4
Sun City Farmers Market Sun City 15 71.4
Foodinroot Rancho Sahuarita Twilight Market Sahuarita 16 71.4
Anthem Farmers Market Anthem 17 71.4
Heirloom Farmers Market- Rillito Park Tucson 18 68.6
Heirloom Farmers Market- Green Valley Village Green Valley 19 68.6
Payson Farmers Market Payson 20 68.6
Ahwatukee Farmers Market Phoenix 21 62.9
Heirloom Farmers Markets Fridays At Trail Dust Town Tucson 22 62.9
John’s Amish Country Goodyear 23 60.0
Prescott Farmers Market Prescott 24 60.0
Verde Valley Farmers’ Market Camp Verde 25 60.0
Ktizo Ucc Farmers’ Market Phoenix 26 57.1
Heirloom Farmers Market- Trail Dust Town Tucson 27 57.1
Rincon Valley Farmers Market Tucson 28 57.1
Heirloom Farmers Market- Oro Valley Oro Valley 29 57.1
Twilight Farmers’ Market At The Citadelle Glendale 30 54.3
The Farmers Market At The Shoppes At La Posada Green Valley 31 54.3
Chandler Farmers Market Chandler 32 51.4
Clark Park Farmer’s Market Tempe 33 51.4
Westbrook Village Second Sundays Marketplace Peoria 34 51.4
Flagstaff Community Market Flagstaff 35 51.4
Glendale Farmers Market Glendale 36 48.6
High Desert Farmers Market Sierra Vista 37 48.6
Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk Show Low 38 48.6
Cottonwood Farmers Market And Jamboree Cottonwood 39 45.7
Community Food Bank Farm Stand Tucson 40 42.9
Nogales Mercado Nogales 41 42.9
Agritopia Farm Stand Gilbert 42 40.0
Chino Valley Farmers Market Chino Valley 43 40.0
Corte Bella Farmers Market Peoria 44 37.1
Marana Farmers’ Market Marana 45 37.1
Kingman Farmers Market Kingman 46 37.1
Foodinroot Nw Hospital Farmers’ Market Tucson 47 34.3
Orchard Community Learning Center~mountain Park Health Center Phoenix 48 28.6
Desoto’s Indoor Farmers’ Market Phoenix 49 25.7
Mountain Park Health Center, Maryvale Clinic Phoenix 50 20.0
North Scottsdale Farmers Market Scottsdale 51 14.3
Buckeye Farmer’s Market Buckeye 52 11.4
Sunbird Golf Resort Market Chandler 53 2.9
Rays Market Tempe 54 2.9
Tempe Farmers Market Tempe 55 2.9
Momma’s Organic Market – Peoria Farmers Market At Park West Peoria 56 2.9
Corte Bella Farmers’ Market Sun City West 57 2.9
Home Improvement Vendor Day @ Corta Bella Sun City West 58 2.9
Sun City West Farmers Market Sun City West 59 2.9
Ironoaks @ Sun Lakes Market Sun Lakes 60 2.9
Artisan Gift And Farmers Market Tucson 61 0.0
Catalina, Saturday Market Tucson 62 0.0
Downtown Farmers Market Arts & Crafts Mercado Tucson 63 0.0
El Presidio Mercado Tucson 64 0.0
Plaza Palomino Food Faire Tucson 65 0.0
Market At Dc Ranch Scottsdale 66 0.0
Trilogy @ Vistancia Country Club Peoria Market Peoria 67 0.0
Sahuarita Summer Nights Farmers Market Sahuarita 68 0.0
La Posada Fm Green Valley 69 0.0
Huning Street Farmers And Artisan Market Show Low 70 0.0
Mountain Market And Art Walk Show Low 71 0.0
Sedona Community Farmers’ Market Sedona 72 0.0

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