Fresh Picked For You
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.
South and east 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. A listing of farmers' markets throughout southern Arizona can be found below. 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.
Featured Farmers' Markets
Farmers' Markets By Area
Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market
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
Tucson Area Farmers' Markets
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
U-Pick Farms in Southern Arizona
Seasonal. Call for availability.
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