Thursday mornings in Tucson just got that much more awesome.
Green Things, the long-beloved local nursery tucked away just south of River Road near Brandi Fenton park, is now home to a farmers market every Thursday from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
The market’s organizers, Bob Meyers and Rich Roberts, run a ‘snow bird’ market at Dove Mountain, but that market only runs during the winter. The market at Green Things is the latest year-round market to come to Tucson, having just kicked things off last Thursday on June 16.
Shoppers at the new market gain an extra benefit from its location on Green Thing’s property — while at the market, they can buy their plants for growing food at home, as well as all sorts of decorative plants. Jan Westenborg, the owner of Green Things, recently bought the land that extends all the way out to River Road. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but with the expansion of available space, Green Things has the potential to include more production-focused plants in its offerings, reflecting the growing trend of gardeners seeking to grow their own food.
Still need to be convinced? The farmers market at Green Things will feature sustainable, organic, pesticide free and naturally grown produce, eggs, honey, salsa, homemade jams, fresh baked breads and pastries, fine arts, and one of a kind handmade crafts, garden tools, hats made from palm leaves, grass fed meat, Alaskan salmon, tool sharpening, metal works and so much more, and has a vendor list that grows every week!
The next market happens tomorrow morning — we recommend you head out early, beat the heat, and enjoy the local bounty and friendly farmers market atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of Green Things.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Email organizer Bob Meyer at Meyersb14@yahoo.com.
All produce pics are Hand Picked Produce. Jam is We B Jammin’ Farms and the hats are from Carlos’ Hats. Header image by Susan Lynn Peterson, Alcuin Communications, LLC.