- Pre-order your groceries online before Thursdays at 8am.
- After you submit your order, be sure to specify your preferred pickup time from the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market.
- On Saturday, park in our free lot on the southwest corner of 1st Street and Mckinley. Give us a call when you arrive and one of our team members will bring the order to your car.
MARKET UPDATE April 3, 2020
MARKET UPDATE March 31, 2020 Our Plan for a Safe, Health Environment includes Vendor COVID-19 Protocol, market rules for customers, and numerous operational adjustments to ensure the safety of our staff.
MARKET UPDATE March 30, 2020 Farmers Markets will remain open Saturdays 8am - 1pm. Governor Doug Ducey issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Arizona and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, "Stay home, stay healthy and stay connected", which takes effect at the end of business on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The order urges Arizona residents to remain at home except for employment or to conduct "essential activities." Among the essential businesses; farmers markets, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open, and restaurants will continue to offer takeout and delivery. The Arizona Department of Agriculture, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and Maricopa County Environmental Services are working with the market and have been from the beginning. Together we are doing everything we can to serve the farmers market community and keep everyone safe. In order to remain open and operating, Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is asking customers to maintain a safe environment while shopping for essential items by following the new market rules. As a vital source for food security in our community, Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market will be OPEN Saturday’s from 8am-1pm
MARKET UPDATE March 27, 2020 We are grateful for the strength of the local community at this time. With the support of our key partners, we've jumped into action as an essential service, advocating to see tangible protection for the farmers markets and food producers in our state. Together, we are working to ensure greater food access and security at this time.
- SNAP/EBT shoppers can receive unlimited matching for Double Up Food Bucks Arizona to buy even more fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market.
- Pinnacle Prevention has compiled a list of vital food system resources. It is crucial we ensure everyone from school children to seniors are accessing food.
- While demand on food banks has increased to unprecedented levels, food banks have food and are able to respond rapidly however they are in need of volunteers.
- Local First Arizona is helping you take action to make sure we are doing all we can to support small, local, and independent businesses during these uncertain times.
- Market vendors are expanding options to buy groceries. See our list of businesses offering pre-order, pick-up, and delivery.
- The market is creating more ways you can shop including additional days and online options. Stay tuned! In the meantime, shop local, fresh foods every Saturday 8am - 1pm. See our adapted market layout and list of vendors online here.
- In order to remain open and operating, Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is asking for your help to maintain a safe environment while shopping for your essential items by following our new market rules. Thank you all for your support and patience during this time!
MARKET UPDATE March 20, 2020 We thank you for your patience as concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, we are doing everything we can to stay informed and respond appropriately. The market is vital to food access for consumers and the livelihoods of our small businesses. Therefore, Community Food Connections has committed to continuing to operate as a grocery outlet during this time. However, it is essential that we all take serious precautions to prevent the spreading of illness. In addition to the safety steps our market made last week, we continue to adapt to best protect the health of the community. We thank you for your support and patience during this time as we operate with a limited market place and a reduced number of vendors.
- We believe in the importance of social distancing and self-quarantine to decrease the spread of the virus. Therefore, shoppers are asked to shop and then please go! We encourage you to look at this week's market layout to see who will be at the market and plan your shopping list to minimize the time you are at the market.
- We ask you to shop for loved ones and help reduce the number of people at the market. Please do not make the market a social gathering to meet friends. This is also not a time to bring your furry friends. NO PETS ALLOWED.
- We encourage you to pre-order items, check out our list of vendors here, or use a card to eliminate the need for transactions. Many of our vendors are offering alternative pick up times, delivery and other options to shop local.
- We ask shoppers not to touch vendor products to avoid the spread of illness. Vendors will help you select items.
- Set up Sanitation Stations throughout the market.
- Create more shopping space and less compact aisles.
- Sanitize frequently all high-touch surfaces including sales equipment, ATM machines, restrooms, etc.
- Temporarily close community gathering areas such as workshops, cooking demonstrations, kids corner, and our dining tables.
- Temporarily stop samples at the market.
- Pre-package produce, offer closed containers and single use containers.
- Reconfigure stall spaces to assure that shoppers have plenty of space to select and purchase products.
- Use care when handling credit cards and allow shoppers to avoid touching mobile sales screens.
- Post signage that encourages limited handling of produce and products.