Farmers’ Markets in Tucson and Vicinity

We have numerous Farmers’ Markets in Tucson and Baja Arizona. Here you will find a lot more than just farm-fresh fruits & vegetables.

Farmers' Market at Maynard's on the patio of the Tucson Train Depot

Farmers’ Market at Maynard’s on the patio of the Tucson Train Depot

Frogs Organic Bakery

The list of goodies ranges widely from market to market, but I know you can find free-range, grass-fed Angus beef (Walking J Farm, San Rafael Valley Beef, tons of local spices (Arizona Rub), organic French breads & pastries (Frogs), exceptional prepared foods (Anna’s Kitchen), & the best tamales anywhere (Tucson Tamale Company). You’ll also find a variety of local elixirs, oils, soaps, & lotions. And then there’s the delicious jams, jellies, syrups, sauces, including prickly pear and mesquite products (We B’ Jamin Farm). And let’s not forget the specialty desserts (Sweetie Pies).

Downtown Tucson

Artisans Table Condiments at Maynard's Farmers' Market

Artisans Table Condiments at Maynard’s Farmers’ Market

Maynard’s
Saturdays 9AM-1PM
400 E. Toole Avenue west of 4th Avenue. This is still a young farmers’ market (May 2012) located at the Tucson Train Depot. What it lacks in the number of vendors it makes up for in location. The depot hosts a museum that almost no one knows about, the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum and ol’ # 1673, a steam locomotive right out of Southern Arizona’s Wild West days. Near the locomotive is a life-size statue of Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday. If you don’t already know why Wyatt & Doc are here, I won’t spoil the experience for you. The adjacent plaque explains. Everyone knows about the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Hardly anyone knows about the Earp Vendetta Ride, which is why I wrote a short article about the aftermath of at famous gunfight. When you understand this little-known piece of history, and what happened on this site, you’ll understand why the men are portrayed heavily armed. And, of course, there’s Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, a highly recommended restaurant, and a store selling locally made products and great sandwiches and pizza.

The Loft Cinema Farmers Market
Saturdays 8am – 12pm
3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Anna's Kitchen. "We cook so you don't have to."

Anna’s Kitchen. “We cook so you don’t have to.”

Central Tucson

Broadway Village Farmer’s Market
Fridays 10am – 2pm 2926 E. Broadway Blvd.

UAMC Farmers Market
Fridays 10am – 2pm
1501 N. Campbell Ave.

St. Philip’s Plaza
Saturdays and Sundays 8AM-12PM
4300 N. Campbell Avenue (corner of Campbell & River)
This is a big one. You can easily spend 2 hours here and get some great buys.

Rillito Downs (RaceTrack)
Heirloom Farmer’s Market
Sundays 8-12pm
4502 N. 1st Ave.

Central Tucson South

Allen’s Organic Farmers Market

Fridays 4-8pm and Sundays 11-3pm 741 S. Campbell (just north of Aviation Blvd 210)
A new addition. Has the advantage of being organic.

East Tucson

Jesse Owens Park - Heirloom Farmer’s Markets
Friday, 9AM-1PM
400 S. Sarnoff Dr. south of Broadway.
(520) 882-2157

TMC
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 10-2pm
5301 E. Grant Rd.

Plaza Palomino Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am -2pm
2970 N. Swan Rd.

Ventana Plaza Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm
5455 N. Kolb Rd.

Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm
12500 E. Old Spanish Trail

Bear Canyon Open Air Market
Saturdays, 9 – 2pm
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Santa Fe Square Farmers Market
Sundays, 9 – 2pm
7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

West Tucson

Booth at Mercado Farmers' Market

(October 2013) We finally made it to the Farmers’ Market at Mercado San Agustin where we purchased 2 bottles of Margarita Mix.

Mercado San Agustin

Thursdays 3PM-6PM 100 S Avenida Del Convento, (Off Congress west of the I-10 Freeway)

South and/or East of Tucson

Sierra Vista
Saturdays 10 – 2pm
3105 E. Fry Blvd.
A large market, with local, fresh fruits and veggies, lunch and entertainment.  Located at the Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Benson
Saturday’s, 8-12pm
180 S. San Pedro St.

Arivaca
Saturdays, 9 – 12pm
17000 W. Arivaca Rd.

North of Tucson

Oro Valley Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 9AM-1PM
Now located at Steam Pump Ranch, 11015 N. Oracle

Continental Ranch
Thursdays 8am-12pm
Twin Peaks & Coachline (Walgreens Parking Lot)

Dad’s Farmers Market
Daily 8am – 2pm
Marana 13300 N. Postvale Rd.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market
Fridays, 8am -12pm
16733 N. Oracle Rd.

 

 

More to come when I have visited farmers’ markets in other areas of Southern Arizona. I’ve heard Bisbee has a great one on Saturday mornings at Vista Park. Maybe see you there.

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