September 2, 2008

A Must Visit for the Best Produce & More - Flagstaff Community Market

By Angele Sionna

Photo courtesy of If you happen to be in Flagstaff any Sunday morning thru mid-October, take the time to explore the farmer’s market south of the tracks downtown near Beaver and Phoenix.

My family and I have gone several times this summer and are delighted with all of the vendors. There is all kinds of locally grown produce from tomatoes to onions, herbs, and more. Plus specialty foods and flowers.

My two year old really likes picking up a honey stick from Cowboy Honey for a quarter. Of course the breads from Village Baker are fantastic.

You can grab lunch while you're there from Molly's Tamales, a Phoenix-based vendor. They make fresh tamales to enjoy there ($2.50 each, $3.50 each for Salmon) or buy the frozen ones to eat at home later ($13.50/6). They have vegetarian and meat tamales. I've stopped a few times and can recommend the bean and cheese, the zucchini and mushroom, and the salmon tamales. Next time, I hope to get there early enough to try Molly's fruit tamales. She says she's the only one who makes them and they sound fantastic.

The most interesting flavor combinations of the whole event came from Terra Verde Farms artisan foods. I really like their Lavender Pepper rub, Strawberry Lavender Preserves, Blood Orange Marmalade and the Spicy O’s. They have a web market (in case you don’t get a chance to try them in person) at

The Flagstaff Community Market has some strict rules on who can sell at the market. Every vendor has to make the products they're selling. No resell is allowed. Plus they don't allow outsourced processed foods. That means patrons can count on original and great products grown in our area... which is good for the environment too.

The Flagstaff Community Market runs Sundays thru October 12 from 8am to noon. For a map click HERE. For more info, go to their website:


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