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A/C this Saturday…

May 30, 2016


The forecast for this weekend is a blistering 112-degrees, but good news, the Uptown Farmers’ Market is moving indoors.  Starting this Saturday and for the rest of the summer, you can shop in air conditioned comfort while buying your veggies and market staples from the vendors at Uptown.  John’s Amish Country will have a large selection of McClendon’s Select organic fruits and vegetables.  Come join him and the rest of the market INSIDE at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Central and Bethany Home Road from 8:00am to noon.  A/C on a hot day… can’t ask for more than that!

Saturday Shopping this Summer!!

May 20, 2016


McClendon’s Select will not be at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market tomorrow. We will return to Scottsdale in October. But not to worry, you can still do your Saturday shopping for our organic produce at the Uptown Farmers’ Market at Central and Bethany Home Road. The Uptown Market is located on the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. John’s Amish Country will be bringing our produce for your selection from 8:00am to noon tomorrow and every Saturday throughout the summer. Noble Bread will also be at Uptown providing your favorite artisan bread baked with organic ingredients.

Even better, in June the Uptown Saturday market will be moved indoors so you may shop in cool air conditioned comfort! The indoor move will also include all of your favorite Uptown Saturday vendors so you can enjoy the full market experience.

John’s Amish will have a wonderful assortment on Saturday, including a large assortment of fresh salad greens, mini Persian cucumbers, large Beefsteak tomatoes, lots of zucchini squash, freshly harvested red and gold beets, and beautiful baby spinach, just to name a few. He also always carries a variety of McClendon’s Select honey and soaps, along with beans and lentils, pecans, quinoa, popcorn, mushrooms, and Medjool dates. We are so glad that John’s Amish has been working with us now to offer our produce on Saturdays during the summer months for the second year at Uptown.

Uptown Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00am – Noon
SE Corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road

Market updates…

May 13, 2016


This Saturday, May 14th will be the last market for McClendon’s Select at the Old Town Farmers’ Market location for the season. The market will remain open for a few more weeks.  We want to thank all of our wonderful Saturday market customers in Scottsdale for your continued support.

We will continue to be at the Uptown Wednesday location at the North Phoenix Baptist Church located on Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road on Wednesdays through the end of June. As well, John’s Amish Country will be selling produce from our farm at the Uptown market on Saturdays at the same location all summer long, as he has throughout the season.  The Saturday Uptown market will be moving indoors so you can shop in refrigeration for the summer months as they did last year.  We will update all of our customers to let you know when they move indoors.  Please go support him and the other Uptown Market vendors this summer on Saturdays.

McClendon’s Select will return to the Old Town market in Scottsdale again this fall. We wish you all a wonderful summer!

New Uptown Hours…

May 3, 2016


Starting with tomorrow’s market on Wednesday, May 4th, the Uptown Farmers’ Market is changing to its summer hours and will run from 8:00am to noon.  This applies to both the Wednesday and Saturday markets.  All the more reason to get there early and enjoy the morning weather and stock up.  We will have all sorts of beautiful organic items with us for your Mother’s Day brunch or your Cinco de Mayo celebration including freshly picked greens, a selection of chilis and peppers, plenty of avocados, gold, red and white beets, and an assortment of different colors of carrots and chard.

And, if you haven’t bought a bottle yet, we will have Rising Hy Honey Mustard Sauce made in Flagstaff.  This has become a new staple in my house, perfect to mix into a light salad dressing or wonderful on roasted chicken.  Grab a bottle if you haven’t already!

Easter Weekend…

March 25, 2016


McClendon’s Select will be at the Old Town Farmers’ Market tomorrow with a huge selection for your Easter brunch.  There will be a rainbow of colors from the farm to liven up your table.  We will have a beautiful organic strawberries, a wonderful selection of fresh greens including baby spinach, baby lettuces, arugula, kales and chards, and medium-sized bunches of beets with gorgeous tops in red, gold, white and striped.

And, also good news, we checked and there will not be a home spring training game at the Scottsdale Stadium, meaning that the parking will be much easier than some of the previous weekends.

Come early and enjoy the gorgeous weather – and have a great weekend!  See you tomorrow!

No Scottsdale Market this week

February 12, 2016


There will be no Old Town Farmers Market tomorrow in Scottsdale.  Due to the Parada del Sol parade the City of Scottsdale has closed the market this weekend.  John’s Amish Country will be selling McClendon’s Select produce at the Uptown Saturday Market at the North Phoenix Baptist Church off of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road from 8:00am – 1:00pm.  You will also be able to find Noble Bread at the Uptown Saturday market as well.

We will be back to our normal market schedule next week.  Have a good weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Farmer’s Table

February 2, 2016


quiessence-9Photo courtesy of Quiessence

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain is presenting “The Farmer’s Table” dinner on Sunday, February 28th for a farm-to-table celebration of Arizona’s bounty.  The evening will include a five course menu from Chef Dustin Christofolo featuring proteins from Two Wash Ranch and produce from McClendon’s Select paired with Arizona wines.  Chef Christofolo wanted to present the beautiful items we grow and give those attending a chance to talk with the farmers and learn more about the seasonal items prepared.  We will be attending along with two of our favorite people, Dave Jordan and Nikki Buchanan, from Two Wash Ranch.

If you have not yet had a chance to visit Quiessence, this would be a perfect opportunity.  Long heralded as one of the most romantic restaurants in the Valley, Quiessence is a quiet respite far removed from the louder tempos of the city.  Nestled in a pecan grove near South Mountain, a visit to Quiessence feels like you have been transported.  The restaurant was formerly a farm house from the 1920s that has kept its historic Arizona charm while offering world-class dining.  Sean and I have celebrated anniversaries there and can attest that it is the perfect setting for a special occasion.

McClendon’s Select is honored to be part of Quiessence’s “The Farmer’s Table” and hope that you will be able to join us.  The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres during sunset at 5:30pm with the five course dinner to follow at 6:00pm.  For more details about the event and a preview of the evening’s menu, you may visit Quiessence’s website here.  Reservations are limited, to reserve your seats please call 602.276.0601.

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ  85042