Experience fresh foods and local flavors from the Gilbert, Arizona, community of farmers markets. Where else can you meet the farmers and agriculturists who produce the fruits and vegetables you enjoy? Farmers markets offer more than products alone. They’re great places to learn about sustainable agricultural practices and support the livelihoods of many farm families who call the Gilbert area home.
Arizona’s climate enables farmers to plant and harvest crops throughout the year, offering a never-ending variety of extraordinary produce that can go from the market to your family’s table. Explore the following farmers markets worth visiting near Gilbert.
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Headquartered in Gilbert, Agritopia Farm credits production, beauty, and education as the guides to its growth over the years. This commercial farm grows USDA-certified organic produce that supplies the community and surrounding restaurants. Row crops, citrus, and a stone-fruit orchard complement the Medjool dates and olives that grow abundantly in the region.
Agritopia Farm Night is the farm team’s way of connecting urban dwellers with the farm’s Certified Organic produce. The experience offers a beautiful setting for learning, sharing, and building community through good food and good people. Organized in the style of a traditional farmers market, Agritopia Farm allows guests to stroll the farm’s pathways and appreciate nature. Look for the Farm Night setup on the west side of the large Barnone quonset hut in front of the Agritopia Farm Store.
Location: 3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert
Operating Days and Times: Second Wednesday of each month, 5 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
From October through June, the Downtown Chandler Farmers Market promotes local, sustainable living with fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers and food producers in the greater Chandler community. Adobe Mountain Farms and Desert Rose Farms are among some of the fresh produce vendors you can discover during a visit to the market.
In addition to its fresh food offerings, the market also hosts several high-quality artists, painters, and sculptors offering handcrafted, small-batch, quality products ranging from home decor and gifts to products for some personal pampering.
The market accepts WIC Cash-Value Vouchers through the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and honors the Double Up Food Bucks Arizona (Double Up AZ) program vouchers.
Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Operating Days and Times: Saturdays from October through June, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Downtown Mesa Farmers Market
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Open throughout the year, the Downtown Mesa Farmers Market aims to help Arizona small businesses flourish by offering a fun, interactive environment to bring their products to people in the greater Mesa community. The Mesa Arts Center serves as the setting for this lively farmers market that offers outdoor shopping, eating, and live music. Families can shop from dozens of artisans and makers featuring distinctive handcrafted products.
Pick up some delicious empanadas from Buenos Aires Empanadas or taste-tempting tacos from Chilte Tacos. Satisfy your family’s sweet-tooth cravings with Honeybee Cookie Co. and creative pastries and gourmet foods from Simply Sweet by Us. If you crave something indulgent to perk up your tea and toast, Sun Valley Bees wildflower and orange blossom honey will do the trick.
The Downtown Mesa Farmers Market also hosts activities and events throughout the year connected to the market’s healthy living mission. Wake and Wellness programs offer nutrition education, fitness events, and sustainable living practices for individuals and families. Explore More activities focus on the outdoors, sustainability, and agricultural practices for adults and children.
Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa
Operating Days and Times: Every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. (spring and summer) and 8 a.m. to noon (fall and winter).
Gilbert Farmers Market
With more than 60 vendors during the summer and close to 100 during the spring and fall, the Gilbert Farmers Market presents various locally grown foods and produce each week. In 2021, the market marks its 11th season serving the Gilbert community and providing consumers with healthy foods and green living products.
Many of the fruits and vegetables you’ll find at the market come from nearby farms and local Arizona food producers. Purchase farm-fresh eggs, meat, cheese, coffee, tea, sauces, baked goods, and many locally made artisan products.
In addition to the farmers market vendors, guests can treat themselves to food from food trucks along with family-friendly games and entertainment.
Location: 222 N. Ash St. in Gilbert | Located in the Park and Ride west of the water tower.
Operating Days and Times: April through September, Saturdays, 7 to 11 a.m. | October through March, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon.
Observed Holidays: Closed for Independence Day and Christmas Day.
Power Ranch Farmers Market
When you’re looking for a place to pick up farm-fresh goodness in the middle of the week, make your way to the Power Ranch Farmers Market in Gilbert. You’ll find assorted fruits and vegetables, products from local artisans and makers, baked goods, and plenty of good company.
In addition to the produce and other market products, you can treat yourself to the tastes of some of the area’s finest food trucks. El Taco Santo Food Truck serves staples such as quesadillas, carnitas, and barbacoa tacos. Dig into deliciousness with a freshly prepared burger from The Burger Trolley. If you have a craving for barbecue, you can get your fill of brisket, ribs, and pork from WoodBarn BBQ’s food truck.
Location: 4546 E. Haven Crest Drive in Gilbert | Look for the market in the field northeast of the Power Ranch Carriage House.
Operating Days and Times: First and third Wednesday of each month, 5 to 8 p.m.
Put fresh flavor into the foods your family enjoys when you shop at the above farmers markets this season. Meet artisans and farmers dedicated to bringing you and your family the best products for everyday living. What are some of your favorite markets in the area? Did we miss one that you think we should include? Contact us at Crème de la Crème and let us know. We’re always eager to share information and resources with families.