Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Hosts Prickly Pear Harvest Market

Who:  Everyone welcome!

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 Prickly Pear Harvest Market will demonstrate to community members how to harvest, process and cook with one of the desert’s most abundant and nutritious foods!  The Market will feature prickly pear harvesting tips, a cooking demonstration, recipes, samples, ready-made prickly pear products for sale and live music.

Local produce selections at the Farmers’ Market include tomatoes, purslane, onions, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, okra, eggplant, garlic, basil, melons, apples and much more.  Shoppers can also find honey, dried beans and grains, 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.