Mothers Day at the Market

Sunday is Mom’s Day, a universal celebration of what moms do for us all. Let mom sleep late and take the kids to the farmers’ market.  Saturday at the Oro Valley market you will find both interesting and fun gift ideas that I am sure any mom will love. Check out Desert Oasis Soap company for sweet smelling luxurious soaps, lotions and scrubs.  If your mom loves coffee or tea, Adventure coffee has over 20 organic special roasts that put any national coffee chain to shame, and if she is a teetotaler Maya Tea Company has over 40 different blends of black, green and herbal teas.  At Maynard’s farmers’ market downtown, you will find Ironwood goats milk soaps,  Maya Tea Company’s Teas, or a tasty pie or tart from Big Skye Pies.  While you are at the markets you can pick up all the necessary ingredients for your Mom’s Day breakfast, like sweet cinnamon rolls and savory breads from Small Planet Bakery, tamales from Tucson Tamale Company and of course the freshest local vegetables from our awesome farmers!

On Sunday, take a Mother’s Day stroll at the farmers’ market at St. Philip’s Plaza for your Mom’s Day cookout.  If you want to give her the night off, our ranchers offer a wide variety of brats, roasts, steaks and salmon for your grill.  If your mom has a garden, a few varieties of starter vegetable plants and seeds will gear her for summer growing.   And, if you get to the market early, you may find a few garden fresh flowers that I am sure your mom will love.

What could be better than fresh, local, good-for-you food to celebrate your mom on her special day?  After all, she always said, “Eat your veggies.”  Now you can say, “Yes, mom–and I picked them out myself at the farmers’ market!”  She will be so proud.