March is “Start Your Garden Month” at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

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Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Upcoming Events & Activities: 

March is “Start Your Garden Month”

at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

March is “Start Your Garden Month” at the Santa Cruz River Famers’ Market and there will be many activities during the month to help you start planting.  Many vendors and activities at the Market in March will have resources, information and material to help you start a garden.  Seedlings, gardening materials and information about free gardening classes will be available every Thursday.  The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located in the Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida Del Convento near the corner of Congress and Grande.  It is held each Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

MARCH EVENTS:

March 7th – Bonnie Wolf, Child Nutrition Education Coordinator will demonstrate how to cook seasonal produce that is available at the Market.  She will also have children’s coloring exercises, puzzles and nutrition information.  The Community Food Bank Garden team will also host a SEED EXCHANGE.  Bring your garden seeds to swap and let the team share their expertise about organic desert gardening.

March 14th – Chef Robert Oser will conduct a demonstration of cooking healthy vegetarian recipes.  Rob is a retired natural foods chef and uses items available at the Market.

March 21st – “Story Time” with Paula Maez from the Pima County Library will read an age appropriate book about vegetables, farms and farmers’ markets.

March 28th – Lady Bug release and beneficial insects demonstration by Arbico Organics. See how bugs can benefit your garden with natural products for gardeners and growers.

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Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market hours:

Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. October-April
Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento
West of I-10 at Congress and Grande (View Larger Map)

 The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and accepts SNAP (food stamps), WIC vouchers, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, as well as credit and debit cards.

Learn More about the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market