Investing in Resilient, Local Food Systems

Our local food initiatives strive to support local farmers and farmworkers, provide equitable access to healthy, locally-grown food, and create vibrant community spaces for our neighbors to connect.

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday from 4-7pm
at the Mercado District: 221 S Avenida del Convento

Our weekly, year-round market features:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally in southern Arizona without chemical pesticides
  • Double-Up SNAP food stamp matching program. Get double the fresh produce when you pay with SNAP benefits!
  • Cooking demonstrations and food samples
  • Culturally relevant foods not available in grocery stores
  • Community spaces to engage with growers and neighbors

Plan your visit: We accept cash, credit, debit, EBT (food stamps), and AZFMNP. We’re a rain or shine market unless in the case of dangerous weather events—for more info, review our weather weather policy

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Abundant Harvest Cooperative

Abundant Harvest Cooperative is a network of backyard gardeners and small farmers who sell produce at our weekly farmers’ markets. Our innovative AHC model provides economic opportunities for small-scale food producers, makes fresh produce accessible to low-income customers, and creates welcoming spaces for cooperative members to come together, share knowledge and resources, and build community around local food.

You can read more about our local growers here.

Interested in learning more or joining our Abundant Harvest Cooperative? Please review our AHC guidelines before applying. Our team of Lead Growers will review your application.

Farm to Institution

Our Farm to Institution initiative connects local farmers to large institutional buyers like hospitals and schools. Access to these larger markets provides economic security for local growers, increases the region’s supply of healthy, local food, and keeps resources right here in our local community. Our institutional purchasers include Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Unified School District. Over 60,000 local students are eating locally-grown fruits and vegetables!

Read recent stories about our work in local food systems

Have questions about our local food programs? Interested in getting involved? Submit your message here or call us at (520) 882-3292.

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