Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Hosts “Buzzing about Bees” Celebration

Everyone welcome!

Market Hours:  4:00 to 7:00 PM
Bee Keeping Presentation: 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Songs from “The Singing Bee Keeper”: 5:00 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 “Buzzing about Bees” Celebration is designed to educate community members about the art and science of bee keeping.  Through story and song, Freddie Terry “The Singing Bee Keeper” will provide a hands-on presentation on working with bees, bee biology, hive construction, and the medicinal properties of honey.  Also on display will be tools for beekeeping, honey comb, a bee suit, and a variety of honey.

Local produce selections at the Farmers’ Market may include early apples, garlic, green beans, chilies, purslane, tomatoes, onions, melons, summer squash, potatoes, and much more.  Shoppers can also find Sonoran honey, dried beans and grains, free-range beef, fresh eggs, herbal remedies, locally roasted coffee, garden plants and cacti.

The Farmers’ Market accepts credit and debit cards, food stamps and cash.  The Market also accepts AZ Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (AZFMNP) coupons and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Cash Value Vouchers for fruits and vegetables.

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