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logo_sedonafarmersmarketSedona AZ (May 24, 2013) – Sedona Community Farmers Market Summer Season opens in Tlaquepaque Creekside located at 336 Highway 179 in Sedona where residents and visitors alike are invited to meet local and regional food growers, producers and backyard gardeners.  The market is open to the public and is held weekly on Fridays 8am to 11.30am beginning May 31st through October 11th.  

20130524_SCFMSummerAD2013Offerings include freshly picked local and AZ seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, chicken, turkey, herbs, flowers, eggs, pecans, freshly baked breads, turkey, jams, salsas, sauces and hummus, handcrafted emu oil, soaps, goat milk body products, local lavender, seeds, soil regeneration products, worm castings and much more.  

Look for the Master Gardeners from the University of Arizona Yavapai County Extension to answer your backyard gardening questions.  A sharpening service for your knives, scissors and small garden tools is also available.  Every Friday at 8am the market offers a healthful Qi Gong class along the creek shaded under 200 year old sycamore trees.  On May 31st Gerard Kaur, apiarist of Arcosanti for 30 years, brings a live bee hive. Take a look inside the hive built by these fascinating creatures, come identify the queen bee!   Our featured musician for the grand opening on May 31st is Chris Jamison.  

“The market aims to support local sustainable agricultural activity and increase the supply of locally grown food.  Local food is not only fresher, it also preserves genetic diversity, promotes energy conservation, supports local farm families, builds community, preserves open space, supports a clean environment and benefits wildlife, ” says founding director Katrin Themlitz.  The market is W.I.C. certified and also accepts FMNP vouchers.  Call (928) 821-1133 or online at www.sedona-farmers-market.com.