Marana Farmers’ Market “Fresh, local, affordable produce for sale by your community for your community”

The Community Food Bank’s Marana Farmers’ Market is now open to the public Monday evenings selling naturally grown local fruits and vegetables.

What:   Marana Farmers’ Market
When:  Every Monday 3pm-6pm through April, 4pm-7pm starting in May
Where: Marana Farm Ramada at the Heritage River Park
12375 N. Heritage Park Drive
West of I-10 on Tangerine turn left on Heritage Park Drive

The Marana Farmers’ Market sells locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, transplants and honey.  Shoppers can pay with cash, food stamps, debit, credit and Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition vouchers.  The vouchers are given to mothers and seniors participating in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Food Plus, both federal food programs.

The Farmers’ Market consists of seasonal naturally grown produce from the Food Bank Farm including carrots, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cabbage and other items in the winter and melons, squash, cucumbers, eggplant and other seasonal fruits and vegetables in the summer. Produce including potatoes, onions, apples, peaches and grapes from other organic growers in Glendale, Arivaca, Dragoon and Willcox is also sold.

We are always Looking for More Northwest Growers of Any Size

The Marana Farmers’ Market would like to feature more produce from Northwest communities and is looking for people interested in growing and selling produce, eggs, honey and meat.  Growers could be any size from small home gardeners to farmers with acreage.  Local growers can set up their own booth for a small fee or can consign their produce for sale through the Food Bank’s Community Foods Consignment program.

For home gardeners, selling excess produce can be a great way to provide a little extra household income.  Approximately 25 home gardeners presently consign produce and eggs to the Food Bank and with help from volunteers the produce is sold at the Food Bank’s Farmers’ Markets.  All produce must be locally grown by the people who sell or consign it for sale.  Local produce is the tastiest and healthiest.

For more information about the Marana Farmers’ Market or the Consignment program please call Cie’na Schlaefli (520) 682-3837 or visit the Food Bank’s website www.communityfoodbank.org

The Farm and Farmers’ Market are part of the Community Food Bank’s Community Food Resource Center which promotes, demonstrates, advocates and collaborates to support food production and strengthen communities.