I love supporting local artists my of my favorite ways of doing that is with local pop up markets. It's starting to cool off here in Phoenix, the holidays are coming, and so are the seasonal markets!
It's time to get out and go SHOPPING!
Pineapple Triangle brings together local artists, community and charity. They offer a taste of the Phoenix artisan community with handmade, custom design pieces, food trucks and live music all giving back at least 20% of their profits to local non-profits!
Believe Marketplace has a wide variety of local vendors ranging from furniture to handmade jewelry, t-shirts, signs, childrens items, the list goes on and on. This year, they are having a vintage car show on Friday night. The Believe Marketplace benefits the Women's Ministry at Cornerstone Church.
I love Phoenix Flea, it's always held on Small Business Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend, I'm finally feeling like Fall is here (it takes a little longer here in Phoenix). I always try to get there early so I can then go on to the Open Air Market (more on that later), and grab a bite to eat at one of my favorite local eateries in the area (more reviews to come on that). Once again a vast array of local artisans and vendors.
Here are some ongoing markets around town.
This is a program of Community Foods Connections, they support small farmers and businesses that strengthen sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community.
This place is pretty cool, while they have local veggies, there are also local bakers, pasta makers, meats, jewelry, t-shirts, the list goes on and on!
This market is located in downtown Gilbert (which is a fun area in itself as far as food goes) near the Gilbert water tower. Lots of local farmers and local food producers! Their hours vary with the weather, they recommend checking their Facebook page (link below) for changes in times since we can get really hot when it should be cool. They also have food local and artisans.