We Stand In Solidarity With our Community
We are proud to support a diverse community of businesses at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. We want to take a moment to highlight some of the amazing stories behind the market booth.⠀
Basmh Al Zoubani | Zoubani Sweets
Basmh arrived with her husband and five children from Syria in 2015 through the IRC. It brings her joy to share her culture through food. She loves to host dinners in her home and bake for family and friends.
One day she dreams to have her own bakery shop. You can support her and enjoy her sweets every Saturday at the market. Basmh specializes in baklava, basbousa, and kunafa.
Rashawnda Ogwel | Thank You God Bless
Rashawnda runs Thank You God Bless along with her family. They work with villages in Africa such as Ghana, South Africa, Mali and Tanzania to import baskets and paintings from women weavers in those areas.
Rashawnda's passion for helping small villages has lead her to working with Arizona State University's sustainability department to help create sustainable villages in Africa.
Chefette Maria & Chef Kevin Lebron | Pachamama
After making the switch to eating plant based foods, they quickly realized how limited their dining options had become. This spurred their desire to start Pachamama, a plant based pop up restaurant. They got their start at the Market and have recently begun their journey to opening a brick and mortar location.
Pachamama was recently one recipient of our Small Business Scholarship.
Michael "Mushroom Mike" Crowe | Southwest Mushroom
Meet our mushroom grower, Michael Crowe. Mushroom Mike has been rooted in the Valley his whole life. He enjoys sharing the science of growing mushrooms while exploring new ways to use them in culinary cuisine. His passion is to offer every customer the freshest product in the marketplace and offer everyone an authentic farm to table experience. His urban grow farm is less than 5 miles from the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. Each week he grows around 600lbs of mushrooms!
As an organization, we actively work to address inequities within the food system and to support minority businesses, by providing a low-barrier entry point for entrepreneurs to test the market and build sustainable businesses within the community. With your support, we continue that work.