If Sundays are for lazing about, then Saturdays should be dedicated to taking the time to stop and smell the fresh produce. Thanks to Phoenix Public Market and many a’ local folk who band their businesses together on a bi-weekly basis, that is a possibility all year long. In case you haven’t ever checked out an Open Air Market in Downtown Phoenix, perhaps the summer is the best time to free up a morning (or evening) and wander about. You can stock up on fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers and chow down on great food from over a dozen vendors while also picking up a few lovely arts and crafts. The markets are held every Saturday from 8 am-12 pm through September and every Wednesday from 4-8 pm so you can get your groceries after work. Don’t forget about the famous “Food Truck Friday”, the Valley’s weekly mini fest of food trucks, as they are still happening every week from 11 am – 1:30 pm. All this goes down at Phoenix Public Market on 14 E. Pierce in Downtown Phoenix. It’s a great way to get involved with the community and stimulate the local economy during these long, sweaty summer months.
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