Buy Fresh – Buy Local

FarmFreshBy Kathryn M. Miller ~ Many seasonal farmers markets are now open and year-round markets are bringing the best that fall has to offer. Residents can get their fix of fresh fruits and veggies, naturally raised meats and cheeses, specialty breads and baked goods as well as crafts and other products created by local artisans. Shopping at farmers markets give consumers access to a wide variety of the absolute freshest products that reflect the local growing season, supports family farmers and artisans, protects the environment with a shorter trip from farm to plate, offers organic options and helps create a more connected community – a win for residents and the local economy.

For information on markets Valley-wide, visit www.arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com, or check out the Scottsdale Artisan Market (www.artisanmarketsaz.com) or Phoenix Public Market (www.phxpublicmarket.com/openair). For information on farms, markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) around the state, visit www.localharvest.org/phoenix-az.

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