Tucson Spotlight
Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...
Tucson Farmers Markets

Farmers' Markets

Garden-fresh food lovers can find everything from apples to zucchini at farmers' markets in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Throughout the year, u-pick farms and open-air farmers' markets sell seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, and honey as well as locally produced meats, eggs, salsas, cheeses, jellies, jams, baked goods, teas and coffees, and handmade soaps and candles. In this bountiful region, specialty items range from desert foods such as prickly pear cactus-fruit syrup and Native American heirloom beans to Mexican-style pastries.

A few miles south of Tucson, in rural towns like Willcox, Sonoita, and Amado, locavores can pick their own produce at family farms or purchase just-picked fruits and veggies from roadside stands. Some farms host special events, such as the Peach Mania Festival, the Apple Harvest Celebration, and the Fall Pumpkin Festival at Apple Annie's, and the Garlic, Onion & Music Festival at Agua Linda Farm.

Not certain which to visit? Explore the region's offerings via the Arizona Experience interactive U Pick Farm map. Some businesses are open seasonally and hours may vary. Information below is valid as of May 2015. If you are a farm owner or farmer market representative and would like to update your information, please contact us here.


U-Pick Farms in Southern Arizona

Seasonal. Call for availability.

Apple Annie's Orchard 
281 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ (map) 

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins  
6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox, AZ (map)

Briggs and Eggers Orchard 
27197 S. Brookerson Road, Willcox, AZ (map)

Brown's Orchard  
5774 N. Atwood Drive, Willcox, AZ (map)

Howard's Orchard  
4201 E. Pinal Street, Catalina, AZ (map)
Cash only

Tucson Village Farm  
4210 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ (map)
520-626-5161, ext 110

Valley Farms Ltd. 
26598 S Brookerson Road, Willcox, AZ (map)

Visser Family Farms  
6499 N. Fort Grant Rd., Willcox, AZ (map)



Farmers' Markets


Community Food Bank Farmers' Markets 
Main Office
Tuesdays 8 am - noon
3003 S. Country Club (Between 36th St & Ajo) (map) 

Santa Cruz River
Thursdays 4 pm - 7 pm
Winter Hours (October - April) 3 pm - 6 pm
100 S. Avenida del Convento (map)

El Pueblo Farmers' Market
Southwest corner of Irvington Road and S. Sixth Avenue (map) 

Food in Root Farmers's Markets 
3rd Tuesday Monthly 10 am - 2 pm Northwest Farmers Market Medical Center (lot north of visitor parking garage) 
Fridays 10 am - 2 pm UAMC Farmers Market
2nd & 4th Tuesdays Montly 10 am - 2 pm St. Joseph's Farmers Market 
Saturdays 8 am - 12 noon St. Philips Plaza Artisans' and Farmers' Market
Sundays 8 am - 12 noon St. Philip Plaza Farmers' Market

Heirloom Farmers' Markets 
Fridays 8 am - 12 pm at Trail Dust Town (Home of Pinnacle Peak) 
Saturdays 8 am - 12 pm at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley 
Sundays 8 am - 12 pm at Rillito Park Food Pavilion 

Plaza Palomino Saturday Market  
Winter Hours 10 am - 2 pm
Summer Hours 9 am - 1 pm
2900 N. Swan Road (map)

Rincon Valley Farmers' Market  
Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
12500 E. Old Spanish Trail (map) 


Green Valley Village Farmers' Market  
Wednesdays 10 am - 2 pm
Hours vary seasonally, please call ahead
101 S. La Cañada Dr., Green Valley (map)


Marana Farm Stand  
Mondays 3 pm - 6 pm
12375 N. Heritage Park Drive (map) 

Marana Farmers' Market  
Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm
13395 Marana Main Street (Marana Health Center) (map) 
520-622-0525 ext 242


Catalina Farmers' Market Artworks & More  
Summer Hours 8 am - noon
Winter Hours 9 am - 1 pm
16733 N Oracle Road (77 North Marketplace bldg next to Camp Bow Wow) (map) 

Our Garden Produce  
Hours vary seasonally, please check website
16500 N. Stallion Road, Catalina, AZ (map)


Bisbee Farmers' Market  
Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm
Vista Park, Bisbee (map) 

Douglas Mercado Farmers' Market  
Sundays 10 am - 2 pm
10th Street and E Avenue (Raul Castro Park), Douglas, AZ (map) 

Elfrida Farmers' Market 
Hours vary seasonally, please call ahead
10566 Hwy 191, Elfrida, AZ (map)

Sierra Vista Farmers' Market  
Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm
3105 E Fry Blvd (Veterans' Memorial Park), Sierra Vista, AZ (map) 

St. David Farmers' Market  
Hours vary seasonally, please call ahead
70 E. Patton Street, Saint David, AZ (map) 


Sonoita Farmers' Market  
Sundays 11 am - 2 pm
Southwest Corner of Highway 82 and Highway 83, Sonoita, AZ (map) 


Safford Farmers' Market 
Hours vary seasonally, please call ahead
Highway 70 and 11th Avenue (Firth Park), Safford, AZ (map)