As spring quickly approaches, local vegetable gardeners are preparing their soil, seeds and pest control and they can look to the Community Food Bank for help with all of these arrangements. On March 12th, El Pueblo Farmers’ Market will be hosting a spring gardening celebration where everyone can participate in a seed exchange, purchase vegetable seedlings, shade cloth and bird netting. Community Food Bank gardening staff will also be available to share their expertise about organic desert gardening, free gardening programs and workshops.
Local gardeners and farmers are encouraged to participate in the consignment program which sells an average of 2800 pounds of produce a month. This gardening celebration will be a family friendly event with children’s activities and live music!
All of the Community Food Bank farmers’ markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit. El Pueblo Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM in the El Pueblo Adult Learning Center Parking lot, on the SW Corner of Irvington Road and South 6th Ave.
The El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to prevent or reduce obesity through increased opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity. Led by the Pima County Health Department, CPPW is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.