If you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday morning or a Wednesday afternoon, the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on the corner of Central and Pierce is a great option. It’s a year round community marketplace that features local produce and crafts. you can grab some breakfast or lunch, buy a birthday present for someone and do your grocery shopping for the week all in one trip.
There are literally dozens of vendors available on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. The open air market offers a great selection of free range and organic selections from eggs to beef as well as homemade prepared foods from tortillas to juice. If you’re more into crafts, the market features vendors who sell everything from pottery to Native American jewelry. There are also plenty of artists selling their own paintings and a holistic healing vendor on hand. One very unique vendor offers homemade organic dog biscuits called Treatskees.
The market is offered through Community Food Connections which is a non profit organization that was formed to support healthy eating and economic growth for the community. It helps low income families to eat healthy and gives farmers, craftsmen and artists a venue. Donations can be made to Community Food Connections by going to their website, the United Way or by going to the Phoenix Public Market. This funding goes towards the market as well as providing outreach to the community about eating healthy and supporting local businesses.
Attending the Phoenix Public Market is a great way to spend a day outside, support the community and find great food and crafts! The Open Market is open rain or shine year round Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. Bring your friends, kids, dogs, husband and even your mother in law. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.