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Downtown Phoenix Open Air Market (pictured)

When: Saturdays, May through September, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; October through April, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

All within the parking lot of the Phoenix Public Market is your one-stop shop for everything local—from fruits and veggies to jewelry and clothing. No need to go hungry, as there’s lots of samples to go ‘round, while vendors like Mi Catering and Adobo Dragon serve up food to go.

Carefree Farmers’ Market

When: Fridays, October through May, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

What makes Carefree Farmers’ Market different is its demonstrations by chefs from Valley restaurants. Features may include fresh, local and seasonal produce; fresh herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh-baked breads and much more. Located across the street from Carefree’s town hall.

Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays, October through May, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; June through September, 7–11 a.m.

Found just east of State Route 51 on the north side of Cactus in the front (southern part) of Roadrunner Park, this year-round farmers’ market has been a Valley favorite since 1990. Local farm produce includes fresh vegetables and fruits; baked goods; honey, jams and jellies; nursery stock; natural pork, beef and fish; and hand-crafted items for gifting. Plus, families can enjoy the park’s playground, fishing pond, ducks and geese on premises, swimming pool, soccer fields and more.

Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market

When: Sundays, October through May, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; June through September, 8–11 a.m.

In the parking lot of the Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center, shoppers at the Ahwatukee Farmers’ can expect local, and seasonal produce; herbs and flowers; jams and jellies; fresh salsas; fresh-baked breads; natural pork, beef and fish; and a selection of local arts and crafts.