Phoenix Public Market is a 501c3 non-profit organization that takes place on Saturday mornings. Open since February 2005, their Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors.
Envisioned by Cindy Gentry, an urban center-point where farmers and local businesses who did not have stores or big contracts could bring their products to the people of Arizona. The idea was to create a non-profit market that champions Arizona products made by people who wanted to build their own business. After tons of hard work by Cindy and other community advocates, the first market was on a rainy Saturday in February 2005. About 14 vendors and a few more customers showed up the first day, along with then-Mayor Phil Gordon and Councilman Michael Johnson, two of the earliest supporters, who rang the bell to get the day started.
Not only did it rain that first day, but the second day as well. Cindy with all the vendors and volunteers kept the faith and just kept plugging along. Today they host over 80 vendors each market. The Phoenix Public Market has become a staple in Downtown Phoenix for people who come from the surrounding neighborhoods and often more than 20 miles away.
They accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, American Express, SNAP (EBT/Foods Stamps), AZ FMNP and WIC cash value vouchers, Double Up Food Bucks, Wholesome Wave Healthy Bucks. Stop by the information booth at the Saturday Market if you have any questions.
Open rain or shine, year-round!
Open Air Market
721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley)
Saturdays (May-Sep): 8 am to Noon
Saturdays (Oct-Apr): 8 am to 1 pm
Getting to the Farmers Market They are located only three blocks south of the Roosevelt/Central Light Rail Station in downtown Phoenix. Easily accessible from Mesa and Tempe.
Parking You can find plenty of both free and pay-to-park spaces surrounding the Market. The Market offers three free parking lots on our north side off Mckinley Street between 1st Street and Central. Pay-to-park lots and metered parking spots are on the East and South ends of the Market. Looking to park your bike? We have plenty of bike parking off Pierce Street. Grid Riders can stop at the station at 1st Street and Pierce.