National Farmers Market Week


National Farmers Market Week is August 2 – 8! Join Heirloom Farmers Markets as we celebrate Southern Arizona farmers, ranchers, producers, and family-owned businesses!


In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets have been scrambling to continue operations for the farmers and communities that depend on them. Market managers have been at the forefront of rapidly adopting innovative solutions to protect staff, vendors, and customers. When conventional food supply chains failed at the start of the pandemic, local food systems and farmers markets clearly displayed their resilience, and the demand for local foods spiked nationwide.

More than ever before, National Farmers Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets in our state. Arizona farmers markets come together to say Thank You and to share the stories of the people who make markets thrive. Now is a great time to support our local food system and farming communities.

“Farmers markets are essential to the life and livelihood of millions of shoppers and tens of thousands of farmers,” says Ben Feldman, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “But farmers markets don’t happen by accident. It takes the planning, organization, and execution of dedicated individuals and community organizations. That work is harder than ever, and farmers markets and the vendors who sell at them need all the help they can get.”

Post Positive Messages on our Statewide KudoBoard

Spread Gratitude and Positivity

    • Local food fans are encouraged to share National Farmers Market Week on social media! Use the hashtags:
      • #LoveMyAZMarkets 
      • #FarmersMarketWeek
      • #FreshHealthyAZFarmersMarkets
      • #FarmersMarketsAreEssential 
    • Celebrate the tireless efforts of our market operators and businesses and say THANK YOU on the Arizona Farmers Markets’ KudoBoard, an online greeting card.
    • Shop at your local farmers market and keep Arizona farmers markets fresh and healthy. Before you visit the market, please read our Covid-19 market update.


Farmers Markets continue to connect communities to delicious and nutritious local food in innovative ways. Market operators are adaptable and innovative to serve communities in unique ways that keep everyone safe. Join Heirloom Farmers Markets as part of the Fresh. Healthy. Arizona Farmers Markets collective!

Fresh. Healthy. Arizona Farmers Markets. is proudly supported by farmers markets across Arizona, Local First Arizona’s Good Food Finder, Pinnacle Prevention and Double Up Food Bucks Arizona.

As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

“Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.”

Thank you to our customers for their continued support and for the 200+ vendors in our system!

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