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Camelback Farmer's Market-Phoenix

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On Saturday's from mid-October through April at 9am - 1pm in the parking lot of Vincent's Restaurant, Camelback Farmer's Market is held. Featuring fresh produce from Duncan Farms, Sunizona, McClendon Farms, and more. Food is also available including cooked-to-order crepes, pastas and omeletes, breads, cheese, pizzas, tamales, BBQ and much more.

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The left side of the market has local purveyors selling their wares: Honey, Jams, olives and Mustard

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The right side of the market has various foods to buy to eat at the market or bring home.

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The paella and cooked to order omelete station

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Vincent is breaking his sons into the business young, making paninis and crepes.

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The market is a great Saturday morning excursion-see you there!

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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Oh, so THAT's where the real farmer's markets went. In the past few years, I've gone to a few with the name plastered on -- like the "Market Street" market at Pima north of Thompson Peak Parkway -- only to find one or two sad looking booths of sad vegetables, and no particularly good deals.

There's a farmer's market at Cactus and the 51, too, on Saturday morning, but I never seem to be up-and-organized before noon, which is when it closes up.

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Thanks MoltoE! I'm doing a jig :). I'll see you out there this weekend!

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Genny,

I hope you enjoy it.

Molto e


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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I adore this place, but rarely go there. It's hard with a toddler and preschooler in tow. But we've always loved going to this farmer's market, getting lunch and buying lots of groceries. The chocolate croissants are soooooo good.

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Well, I made it up on Saturday around noon. The "Farmer's Market" label is a bit deceptive, IMHO. It does have some interesting vendors with honey and olives and soaps, etc. but I only saw one table at the entrance that had produce and quite frankly, the tubs of greens all were wilted and tired looking, the avocados had their produce stickers on them and much looked like what I would buy at the grocery store (for less $ and perhaps better quality). There was a pile of beautiful carrots and radishes however that appeared to be freshly pulled from the ground.

I did enjoy the market for all of the prepared foods though. Vincent was out roasting spatchcocked chicken and had a huge pot of yummy chili, there were ample choices for brunch fare and a ton of seating just for that.

I would go back for the brunch setting for sure, but Farmer's Market? Not by my definition. Oh well.

I will fully admit I'm spoiled from the Califorinia Farmer's Markets that take up 3-4 rows of parking lot with fresh produce from vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, flowers, greens, honey, herbs, bread...you name it! I could do the entire week's produce shopping (and then some) on Saturday morning. I know I'm expecting too much for the beautiful Arizona desert to provide.

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There's a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays in the Trader Joe's parking lot (at 20th and Camelback). Baked goods and produce, organic choices. It's small, but supports local farmers/artisans. Actually I hope it's still there, I haven't visited Phoenix for a year.

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