A Perfect Synergy

It’s Saturday morning and the alarm clock goes off at 5:00 am–time to get myself up and ready for another market day. Today is especially eventful because we are launching a new Saturday market at our longtime Sunday venue, St. Philips Plaza. Now, I am really excited about launching another market, but I also have some trepidation. Will Tucson support another farmers market? Will I get enough vendor support to maintain it? I really don’t know the answers to these questions, but I can say that I am really excited at the prospect.

Why, do you ask? Well, launching another market means that we can support another thirty small businesses, farms, ranchers and cottage goods. It helps us to maintain our current regional farms and ranches, an asset to our healthy community. We’re doing our best to ensure that these people have successful venues to present their hard work and goods to the community, and you can do yours too. Did you realize that if everyone in Tucson spent just $5 a week on locally grown food, we would generate $287 million dollars in local farm revenue for the area’s farmers and ranchers? Yes, your participation and support of the local food scene can make a big difference. If we start little by little, buying locally and eating seasonally, what would our world look like twenty years from now? What would we look like? Life is full of purposeful choices, and together can we create a society that can sustain itself.

Pulling into the parking lot I can already see the first few vendors setting up; There are Jack from Supernatural Organics and George from Grammy’s Garden arranging their tents. Paul from Double Check Ranch is backing in his trailer. All is well on this fine morning, there is a perfect synergy that is coming together. Man, trailer, tents and produce. We, in this small corner of the world, are all working together to make a difference. And that, my friends, is something worth waking up for.


If you can’t make it on Saturday, be sure to keep visiting us on Sunday!