Even though the Phoenix Valley is a desert, many wonderful local farms are growing the freshest and most delicious produce.
Some offer CSA options where you get a box of fresh produce and/or fruit on a set schedule and some offer U-pick options and farmers’ markets. Some of the larger farms even offer seasonal events such as pumpkin patches.
Here is a list of some of our favorite local farms around the Valley.
- Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale – Although Tolmachoff Farms is closed for the summer season, they will be back in the Fall with their fresh produce stand (which also includes local honey) and U-pick options. They are slated to open their Corn Maze and Pumpkin Days event on October 1st.
- McClendon’s Select – You will recognize McClendon’s Select from many of our local Farmers’ Markets. Their tasty organic produce and other products can be found at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market (reopening October 2020) and at the Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market Indoors. They are also offering a limited number of Grab and Go Produce boxes that need to be pre-ordered.
- Singh Meadows in Tempe – Although currently closed for summer, Singh Meadows is another great local farm. Not only do they offer fresh produce and honey, but they also operate a juice bar and cafe.
- Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek – Schnepf Farms is known for its events, especially around Halloween and the Peach Festival. U-pick opportunities will restart in the Fall, but you can order produce and baked goods online for curbside pickup. (Their baked goods are amazing!) Schnepf Farms is currently offering drive-in movies on the weekends.
- Maya’s Farm in Phoenix – Maya’s Farm is another great organic produce source. You can sign up for your CSA share or find them at the Saturday Phoenix Public Market. (Note: You can pre-order from the Saturday Phoenix Public Market site for curbside pickup if so desired.)
With all of these farms, you not only know you are getting the freshest produce and goods, but you are also supporting our local farmers and artisans. It is a win-win!
Are there other local farms that you like to support? Feel free to share them in the comments!