Do you enjoy visiting farmer’s markets? I certainly do and I recently had the opportunity to visit one nearby.
As you enter the farm, you are met with the following sign…
It’s hard to know where to start.
The garden or the market?
The entrance to the garden is shaded by Mesquite trees.
(It is hard to believe that this garden is in the middle of the desert).
This farm is located right by a freeway, just outside of the metro Phoenix area. You can even see the freeway behind the compost pile.
This farm is only open to the public on Saturday mornings and they have no formal advertising. People find about the farm by word of mouth.
The farm is somewhat hidden and you would never know it was there, if you weren’t looking for it.
As you walk through the farm, you see a multitude of vegetables growing…
Herbs such as mint can be seen growing.
Vegetable and herb transplants are available for sale.
You can also purchase freshly-cut herbs.
Fresh-cut flowers, honey and more organic produce are available in the small market.
Clear plastic bags filled with water are strung up around the open-air to help deter flies.
The next best thing to picking vegetables fresh from your own garden is getting it fresh from the farm.
It is also a great place to take your kids or grandchildren to show them where vegetables really come from.
So check out your local farms. You can find one near you by visiting Local Harvest.
**Pictures taken at Singh Farms, Scottsdale, AZ**