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Farmers’ Market returns to the Hills

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Farmers’ Markets are an incredible opportunity. You’re surrounded by the freshest local ingredients possible as well as all local businesses and purveyors. Fresh produce, artisanal and hand-made cheeses, specialty foods as well as flowers, jewelry and various forms of art are all located in the same space; It’s a food lover’s paradise. Often times, the business owners will be present at the Market, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know the hows and whys behind the business as well as to get to know the owners.

The Fountain Hills Farmers’ Market and Art on the Avenue was originally launched in 2008 and has expanded through the past five years. Judi Yates, the co-market coordinator, is currently looking for artists and craftsmen who produce their own original work to participate in the Market on a rotating basis each week. The Market will be open on Thursdays from 11am to 5pm from now until mid-April.

Here are just some of the vendors that will be featured:

Food Vendors:

Avalon Gourmet

Benny Blanco tortillas

Bread Brothers

Claudine’s Kitchen

Double Check Ranch

Dry Bay Fish Co.

Made by Bees

Nana Tee’s Salsa


PB Americano

Pickled Perfection

Pistol Whipped Pastry

Sogno Toscano Oil

The Tamale Store




All Mary’s Treasures, Knit, Crochet gifts

Designs by Linda, Mosaic Tile Work

Transey Lopez Sculptures

Diane Aurenz-Thorpe, Photography

Designs by Diane, Felted Purses and gifts

Created by Bryce, Leather Goods, Knitted Artware

Carena’s Creations, Knitware, Birdhouses

Lucky Lady Bra Straps


So get out there and get to know some amazing local businesses!

The Market is located at the median on the Avenue of the Fountains between Sahauro Boulevard and La Montana Drive.


About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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