Summer Hours at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 4-7 PM, all Summer, at 100 S Avenida del Convento, west of I-10, near the intersection of Congress and Grande

Summer hours begin at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 3rd. Summer hours are Thursdays, 4-7 PM.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, West of I-10, near the intersection of Congress and Grande.

For more info, call Marie at 520-882-3313

Seed Exchange at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – March 8

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at  100 S. Avenida Del Convento, near the intersection of Congress and Grande.

On March 8th from 3 to 6pm, the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will be hosting a spring gardening celebration where everyone can participate in a seed exchange, and purchase vegetable seedlings, shade cloth, and bird netting.

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.

Community Food Bank gardening staff will also be available to share their expertise about organic desert gardening, free gardening programs, and workshops.

For more information please phone 882-3304. Also see our website at http://communityfoodbank.org

Free bike tuneups & more – Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – Feb 16

Ride your bike to the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market and Menlo Bike Mechanics will provide FREE bike tune-ups!

You can also enjoy:

* Live Music
* A Cooking Demo
* Bike Accessories
* Advice on Bike Maintenance

When: Feb. 16th 3-6pm
Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, West of 1-10 near Congress/Grande
For more information call: 822-3304

Learn to Save Money in the Kitchen and Home! – January 26

On January 26th, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will host 2 DIY workshops to help Tucsonans stretch their dollars with homemade soaps and food preservation techniques.

From 3 to 4pm, Joyce Speirs from Dragnass Soaps will lead a workshop on homemade laundry detergent.

From 4 to 5pm, Tiffany Rose Wood, a local integrative nutritionist, will demonstrate how the use of dehydration and freezing techniques can allow us to preserve our seasonal foods longer while maintaining the food’s vital nutrients. Woods will also explain how these preservation techniques can help with meal planning to ensure you save time and money without letting any of those fresh fruits and vegetables go to waste.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, west of 1-10 near Congress/Grande. For more information please call 882-3304.

Holiday Farmers’ Market

December 15th, 3-6 pm, at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, near the corner of Congress and Grande

This holiday season, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market shoppers will find a variety of distinctively southwest gifts to choose from at our weekly Thursday market.

Our healthy and locally made gifts include raw mesquite honey, prickly pear jams, mesquite flour mixes, Sonoran plants and more.

If market goers are looking for a more personal gift, on December 15th they will also have the opportunity to make holiday ornaments with their children at our arts and crafts table.  These family friendly craft activities are free of charge and will be located alongside our live music and comfortable grassy courtyard.

Those shoppers preparing for an upcoming holiday meal can also expect to find a great selection of sweet potatoes, green onions, apples, early citrus and a variety of leafy greens and winter squash.

For more information, please call 882-3304

Mesquite Milling at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Many in Tucson are familiar with the shady mesquite trees that fill our neighborhoods, but few may know that these native trees also provide us with an excellent source of food. Mesquite pods are a versatile food that may be ground up into a nutritious flour or processed to make sweeteners. Unfortunately, mesquite seeds are difficult to open using home methods.  On Nov. 17th, the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will partner with Desert Harvesters to provide an easier way to process these abundant seeds.  For 5$, those wishing to grind their clean and dry mesquite pods, can bring them to the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market to be milled into flour they can take home and bake with.

The mesquite milling is open to the public and runs from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy children’s activities, free bike tune ups 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 cards.  Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at El Mercado San Agustin, located at 100. S. Avenida del Convento, west of 1-10, near the corner of Congress and Grande. For more information call: 520-882-3304.

Garden Mentor Program – Community Food Bank

Do you grow your own vegetables? Become a Garden Mentor with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and help others learn!

Garden Mentors work with a new home or school gardener for two growing seasons, supporting them as they gain the tools to produce their own food.

For more information or to sign up as a Garden Mentor, contact Brook Bernini at 882-3273 or bbernini(at)communityfoodbank.org

Fall Harvest Fest at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Join us on Thursday Oct. 27th (3pm- 6pm) for family fun at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market with a veggie scavenger hunt and pumpkin decorating!

When you come to the market you can also expect to find a colorful variety of locally grown organic foods including fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, honey and baked goods.

We are located at Mercado San Agustin, on 100 S. Avenida del Convento, just west of 1-10 off of Congress. We accept foods stamps, WIC checks, cash, credit and debit.  For more information, please contact Monica at 882-3304 or mgarcia(at)communityfoodbank.org.

Hope to see you there!