Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Hosts Spring Garden Celebration

Who:  Everyone welcome!

What:  Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Spring Garden Celebration

When:  Thursday, March 26, 2009, Hours:  3:00 to 6:00 PM

Where:  NE corner of Speedway and Riverview, west of I-10 between Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and El Rio Neighborhood Center

Admission:  Free and open to the public

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Spring Garden Celebration is designed to encourage community members to eat healthy, save money and learn more about the local food system by growing their own fruits and vegetables.  The Celebration will feature the annual spring seed exchange; composting demonstration; information on desert gardening; live music; recipes and cooking demonstrations with seasonal produce; and vegetable seedlings, shade cloth and bird netting for sale.

Local produce selections at the Farmers’ Market include salad and cooking greens, carrots, radishes, cabbage, potatoes, onions, citrus and much more.  Shoppers can also find Sonoran honey, dried beans and grains, free-range beef, eggs, herbal remedies, locally roasted coffee, garden plants and cacti.

The Farmers’ Market accepts credit and debit cards, food stamps, cash, and Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers for purchases.

For more information, contact Sara Rickard at (520) 622-0525 x 242.