May 3, 2013 Comments (0)
Cinco de Mayo signals the start of summer around these parts. We gather together for dinner and drinks, because what’s great about a mexican party is the food and drink! I particularly like Cinco de Mayo because it gives me the opportunity to showcase my mexican heritage cooking skills. In my family home it was [...]
Tucson Farmers’ Market Mission
Planting seeds of Awareness in Support of our region’s farms by: connecting consumers directly to local food producers, strengthening urban-rural community bonds, educating the general public on the benefits of eating locally produced food.
Farmers’ Market Dog Policy; We love dogs, we don’t like Fiesty Fidos.
Please keep your dogs on a 4 ft. leash, and one handler for each dog, we prefer no retractable leashes at the market for the safety of other customers. Any dog that misbehaves or exhibits behavior inappropriately or threatens the safety of any persons or other dogs will be asked to leave the Farmers’ Market.
How to shop at a Farmers’ Market
Take a walk – Walk around the market to check out what’s available. Ask a seasoned market shopper and they will tell you – there’s a lot of delicious stuff to be discovered that isn’t always obvious.
Bring sturdy Shopping Bags – It’s easier to carry produce in a sturdy bag, plus, it helps reduce waste! You can also purchase one of our beautiful canvas bags at the market!
Cash & Carry – Plain old cash is the main currency at Farmers Markets.
Ask for a Sample – Most vendors are glad to let shoppers sample before buying.
Ask Questions – If you see something you’re curious about, vendors can tell you about their products and their favorite ways to cook it. Other questions to ask a vendor: How much longer will this be in season? How should I store this? What unusual products will you be bringing to Market next week? You’ll come away with the knowledge you need to fully enjoy your purchases.