Phoenix Area Farmers' Markets
What was the name of the farmers' market you visited?:Ahwatukee
Date of visit:Dec 21, 2010
In which city was the farmers' market located?:Ahwatukee
This market, and the others operated by "Arizona Community Farmer's Markets" claim to support local producers, growers, farmers, but in fact they undermine them. They allow anyone to sell produce purchased from wholesalers who import food from Mexico, California, China, etc.
They also charge the vendors not only a fee to set up, but 10% of every sale. Clearly, this group is in it for the money and NOT to support the local farmers.
The other markets run by this group include:
ASU - Tempe
Twilight - Glendale
Skysong - Scottsdale
Mesa - Mesa
Carefree - Carefree
Roadrunner - Phoenix
Old Town - Scottsdale
Valley Of The Sun - Scottsdale
Stadium - Scottsdale
Were the produce and vegetables fresh and appealing?
No - imported produce undercut the local growers