The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market announced it’s moving to a new downtown location beginning Saturday, May 7 in partnership with the City of Phoenix.
Located just outside of the Phoenix Bioscience Core at 720 N. Fifth Street, the new, larger location will bring expansion opportunities, and the ability to add more vendors in the coming months, according to the announcement.
With more than 80 farmers and vendors selling fresh produce, ready-to-enjoy food, arts and more, this outdoor event brings more than 3,000 shoppers from across the Valley every Saturday to buy locally-grown produce and products.
At the market, you’ll also find live music, entertainment, chef demos, educational opportunities, activities for kids, and an eclectic vibe totally unique to Downtown Phoenix.
For the grand opening, the market will feature some brand new vendors like Yo! Donut with gluten-free and vegan donuts, Hoyo’s Kitchen with Somali sambosas and sauces, and Aaron Michael’s Concessions with fried catfish and chicken.
Also, for one Saturday only, Pachamama will return with its delicious plant-based Mexican food.
New summer hours of 7:30-11:30 a.m. will also begin May 7.
Here are some tips for enjoying the new market location and hours:
Parking – free and metered street parking is available, but some only take quarters. Free parking is also available at the northeast corner of Fifth and McKinley streets, and validated parking is available at the Fillmore garage located at 555 E. Fillmore. Just stop by the info booth for validation, while supplies last.
Alternative transportation – the market is an easy walk for anyone who lives downtown. Those who ride their bike can park in the shade of the 850 PBC building along Fourth Street. The City of Phoenix will be installing additional bike parking adjacent to the market throughout May and June. For anyone riding the bus, the closest stop is Seventh and Fillmore streets, and the nearest light rail stop is Roosevelt and Central (less than a half-mile).
Plenty of sunshine – while the new location has all the same vendors and delicious food, it does not have the same carport shade structures, so bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to enjoy the market to its fullest.
Pets – well-behaved dogs, cats, and other family pets are welcome at the market. Booties are highly encouraged to protect your pups’ feet from the heat of the asphalt. Pet and human water stations will be available at the market.
BYO grocery bags — make sure to bring all of your own grocery bags, reusable utensils, straws, take-out containers, refillable water bottles and coffee cups.