Farm fresh produce

Every Thursday and Saturday
Sierra Vista Farmers' Market
Enjoy locally grown produce as well as the other unique items and products available. Find fresh produce, and locally raised, grass-fed meats, pasture-raised eggs, honey and preserves, nuts, seeds, plants, trees and much more. The Sierra Vista Farmers' Market is open every Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.at Wilcox Drive and Carmichael Avenue, Sierra Vista. Admission is free. For more information call (520) 678-2638 or visit www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com.

St. David Farmers' Market
Saturday mornings, May - October, St. David, AZ
The St. David Farmers' Market will be open every Saturday from 9 am to noon through October 29, 2011. It is held on the St. David Schools parking lot at the Solar Ramada. Buy locally produced fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats and other agricultural products directly from the farmer/grower. The Farmers' Market is sponsored by the St. David Unified School District and Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture. For more information contact Ron at (520) 221-1074.

(Willcox area)
July through October
From July through October southeastern Arizona offers a bountiful harvest of farm fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. From the earliest sweet corn and peaches in July to the crisp Granny Smith apples and pumpkins in October, a wide range of local produce is available as well as homemade jams and jellies, raw unprocessed honeys and herb-flavored vinegars. Most stands have bins of selected fruits and vegetables already picked. Some markets invite customers to pick their own if they desire.
The Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has prepared a fresh farm produce guide which contains a map of locations, a harvest calendar describing what you can expect to find each month of the growing season and a list of special events including watermelon festival, peach festival, pumpkin festival and harvest fairs. For a free copy visit the Chamber office or send a SASE to the address below.

Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
1500 N. Circle I Rd.
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 384-2272

The Chamber also has information on ostrich ranches, free range chickens and whole quail. For those concerned about mass-produced meat, a natural beef ranch offers a line of steaks and roasts from animals raised naturally on healthful native grass pastures.