Mother’s Day at the Market
Bring your mom to the Rillito Park Farmers Market this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13th to enjoy great local food, live music, and special one-on-one time. Start your morning at the market with a picnic of local coffee and pastries from several of our wonderful vendors. For a cup of great hot coffee, head to Adventure Coffee Roasting to get a free cup of coffee when you buy a pound of their fragrant coffee beans. For something that will really jolt you awake, grab a refreshing nitro cold brew at Yellow Brick Coffee to sip on all morning long. If your mom prefers tea over coffee, you’re in luck—the Transit Tea truck is always on location with eight different varieties of freshly brewed iced tea to choose from. Once you have your caffeine fix pick up a massive cinnamon roll from Village Bakehouse, a flaky croissant from Café Francais, or vegan gluten-free pastries from Green Heart Bakery or Succulent Delicacies by Design. Before enjoying a picnic under the shade with live music from world renown Native American flute musician Carlos Nakai to serenade you and your mom.
After your hunger has been conquered and you’re feeling energized, peruse the farmers market with your mom to pick up everything you’ll need to make her a special dinner. Choose a bouquet of locally grown and carefully arranged flowers from Aravaipa Creekside Growers, Laurel’s Florals at Sleeping Frog, or Wild Child Gardens before you curate a selection of local meat, dairy, and produce for your meal. A pasture-raised broiler chicken from Top Knot Farms, roasted atop a bed of carrots from Sleeping Frog Farms, heirloom potatoes from In the Beginning Farms, and spring onions from High Energy Agriculture, will pair perfectly with a salad made up of mixed greens and roasted beets from Southwinds Farm, roasted pistachios from Robb’s Family Farm, and crumbled feta from Fiore di Capra. Save yourself the trouble of baking dessert and instead pick up a mesquite crust fruit pie from Big Skye Bakers for a sweet ending to the perfect Mother’s Day. Then, plan how you’ll spend Memorial Day at the farmers market!
Can’t make it on Sunday for Mother’s Day?
You can still make it a special day for your mom by visiting our Friday Trail Dust Town Farmers Market (Home of Pinnacle Peak) or Saturday Oro Valley Farmers Market. Buy local produce, breads, pastries, and specialty food items to make an extra special brunch or dinner!
Plus, the Oro Valley Parks & Recreation will be hosting a free Mother’s Day crafting event for the kiddos. Follow the link below to learn more
Want to know what produce you can find at the market?
Read our latest Farm to Table Report to know what’s cropping up at the market and what you can cook with market ingredients.