Photo Courtesy of Smiths Local Farmers Markets
Just in time for locals to take in the last of the amazing spring weather before the summer heat sets in, the McDowell Mountain Community Farmers Market and Craft Show recently opened to North Scottsdale residents. This month, the event happens on Sunday, March 6.
Taking place on the first Sunday of every month from now until June 5, the new farmers market is in the parking lot of the McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Center, located at 10607 E. Paradise Lane in Scottsdale. Each monthly event (March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5) takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and features dozens of local vendors.
“This market is a family fun market and has new vendors on monthly basis,” says Christian Smith of Smiths Local Farmers Markets, which puts on the event. “Please come out and support your new community market.”
Smith shares that the market features a wide variety of items such as: local produce, breads and pastries, cage free eggs, grass fed beef, local organic honey, salsas and sauces, specialty olive oils, cold pressed juices and tea, organic pet food and treats, health and wellness products, handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food trucks, live music, and more. He adds that the market is pet-friendly, too.
To learn more about the McDowell Mountain Community Farmers Market, follow @Smithslocalfarmersmarkets on Facebook.
Farmers Market Tips & Tricks
Use these tips to guarantee the best selection, easy shopping and a comfortable day at your local farmers market.
Come early. For best selection of produce, arrive early so that you have first choice on the variety of produce you’ll see at the farmers market.
Bring change and small bills. Though more and more markets are set up to take credit cards, carrying cash is a must.
Bring a cooler. Many produce shoppers bring a cooler on wheels to keep produce fresh until it gets home.
Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Don’t forget to bring drinking water.
Don’t feel well? Stay home. While it’s an outdoor event, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please stay home if you’re not feeling well.