Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Hosts Fall Garden Fest

Who:  Everyone welcome!

What:  Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Fall Garden Fest

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 Fall Garden Fest will help community members get their cool weather gardens started.  The Market will feature the annual fall seed exchange; garden supplies such as seedlings, bird netting and floating row cover will be for sale; and information on seed saving and other tips for desert gardeners will be available.

Late September in Southern Arizona is the perfect time to start planting cool weather crops including lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and radishes, and many others.

Local produce selections at the Farmers’ Market include a late season harvest of hot-weather crops, including summer and winter squash, okra, eggplants, onions, potatoes, garlic, basil, melons, apples and much more.  Shoppers can also find free-range beef, 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 WIC participants and income qualifying seniors.

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