LGBT Pride at Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
Community Food Connections and Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market are excited to celebrate LGBT Pride Month with all of our vendors and customers who identify as part of the LGBT community. Community is what makes the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market an amazing place to work and shop. We are proud to have created an inclusive space for LGBT individuals and families, however they are defined, both shopping in the aisles and working from behind the tables.
Brian Hines The Proper Beast
After years spent in the corporate world, Brian Hines was ready to open his own business. Since 2014, The Proper Beast has been bringing high-quality, Arizona raised meats and provisions to farmers markets. Their products have garnered a fantastic following and has allowed them to collaborate with other local producers. Brian also serves as the CFC Board of Directors President putting in countless hours to support the success of the organization that helped launch The Proper Beast.
Chad Chase Arrandale Farms and Urban Grounds Coffee Co.
When you have the chance to meet new farmers it's a rare and wonderful thing. Chad Chase and Anthony are just that. These entrepreneurs launched Urban Grounds Coffee Co. and joined the farmers market while they worked on cultivating and farming their land. Arrandale Farms, is a two-acre urban farm focused on growing and producing food for their local community. They sold chicken eggs and produce through the Community Exchange Table until this past week when they have launched into their own farm booth! For the farmers market, this success and growth is truly something to celebrate! Oh yeah, they also raise alpaca.
Janette Gomez The Fig and the Knife
Creativity has always been the driving force for Chef Janette whose background is deeply rooted in the visual arts, art history, photography, and percussion. Culinary arts is another expression of her experiences traveling the world. The Fig and the Knife offers the perfect spice and sauce blends with the freshest flavors. Chef Janette was recently featured in Phoenix Business Journal's Top 10 LGBT business.
Nicholas Cappele H2E Aromatherapy
Nicholas's grandparents taught him the power of using plant essences for healing purposes. When he launched H2E Design he was helping friends and clients find the right balance and harmony for their life. His aromatherapy and body products were created to open and heal the body's energy centers and have become a farmers market favorite.