What We Believe In | At Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market we place a very high value on our local business community. They work long hours ensuring the availability of quality products. They show up week after week to offer the freshest produce, meats, cheeses, and artisanal items in Arizona at our local market.
But they also provide stories, smiles, and human interaction that separates farmers markets from everyday grocery stores. Their stories are all different but the characters are always the same; we connect with people that have a passion for their work, a love of community and a transparent process for cultivating it all.
As a vital resource to our local food system, our mission is to make quality, nutritious food more accessible. Our online market, while not the experience of shopping at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market, does provide the community with an additional connection to shop local and sustainable producers and to bring our customers the most thoughtfully crafted food available!
Health Standards | We are committed to doing everything possible to keep the health and safety of our staff, vendors, shoppers and community while still providing essential access to fresh and nutritious foods.
- Our staff is required to wear protective masks and gloves when working.
- We continue to enhance our daily sanitation practices; sanitizing our hands and routinely disinfecting our workspace, including cleaning commonly touched surfaces according to CDC recommendations.
- Only one market staff member processes orders at a time, to allow for proper social distancing.
- Orders are processed in a certified commercial kitchen and stored in the proper setting to ensure maximum freshness including refrigeration.
Some people are recommending to wipe or wash cans and boxes of food before storing them to reduce possible virus content. When you’re done, wash any tables, countertops, or other surfaces that were touched by your groceries or grocery bags. And wash your hands frequently.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers advice for
As always your should take care to wash your produce and other grocery items when you bring them back home with you.
Good Practice For Washing Produce | See additional FDA recommendations here.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap before and after preparing fresh produce.
- If damage or bruising occurs before eating or handling, cut away the damaged or bruised areas before preparing or eating.
- Rinse produce BEFORE you peel it, so dirt and bacteria aren’t transferred from the knife onto the fruit or vegetable.
- Gently rub produce while holding under plain running water. There’s no need to use soap or a produce wash.
- Use a clean vegetable brush to scrub firm produce, such as melons and cucumbers.
- Dry produce with a clean cloth or paper towel to further reduce bacteria that may be present.
- Remove the outermost leaves of a head of lettuce or cabbage.