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Sugar Snap Peas and Noble Bread…

March 3, 2017

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Good news – there will NOT be a spring training game tomorrow, March 4th, in Scottsdale so there should be no problem finding parking during the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market.  However, there will be an abundance of Sugar Snap Peas fresh from the front garden.  The Sugar Snap Peas are so crisp and sweet right now.  We have been enjoying them on salads, as a snack, or sautéed.

Noble Bread will also be with us tomorrow with a wonderful selection of their breads.  If you don’t know the story behind Noble Bread, I wrote about them awhile ago, you can read it here.  Since then, it has been a joy to see Noble Bread grow and become a beloved staple at the markets.  Their new eatery on 24th Street has been getting rave (& well deserved) reviews.  I recently met my mother there for lunch and we were both impressed.  (The Burrata toast is well worth a visit!)  Come pick up some Noble Bread at the markets and make the Noble Eatery a stop next time you are looking for a lunch place.

Noble Eatery
4525 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85016
602-688-2424

 

McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest Corner of 1st Street & Brown in Scottsdale. Brown is one block East of Scottsdale road. 1st street is two blocks South of Indian School road.

 

John’s Amish Country for McClendon’s Select Market Schedule

Uptown Saturday Farmers’ Market
Year Round Every Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road. On the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Strawberries and Lemonade…

February 21, 2017

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This week at the Uptown Wednesday Market Mary will be sampling Meyer Lemonade made with McClendon’s Select organic Meyer Lemons and Desert Blossom Honey. She will have recipes for the lemonade to hand out as well.

And at the markets we will be selling fresh local Arizona grown strawberries. Get there early – these are really good!!

Rain or shine…

February 17, 2017

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The forecast is calling for light rain tomorrow morning during the Old Town Scottsdale Market, but do not fear, McClendon’s Select will be there with a wonderful offering of organic fruits and vegetables.  The rains will pick up later in the afternoon, so you will be able to get your market shopping done before the weather picks up.  We are doing our first harvest of organic heirloom Bloomsdale Spinach and will have plenty with us tomorrow.  Get there early to buy some, since this variety is always a favorite.  See you tomorrow at the market!

Fresh from the gardens…

February 14, 2017

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Tomorrow at the Uptown Wednesday market Mary will be sampling these beautiful organic heirloom Yellowstone carrots.  They are such a gorgeous vibrant color and have a wonderful flavor.

And… fresh from the shade houses in the front garden we have the first of the season organic Sugar Snap Peas.  I just had a few and they are so sweet and crunchy.  Perfect morning snack!  Make sure to get those early because they are always a market favorite.

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Parada Del Sol – Feb. 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

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McClendon’s Select will NOT be at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market tomorrow, Saturday, February 11th. The map above shows the parade route in relation to the market.

John’s Amish Country will be selling McClendon’s Select produce the same day at the Uptown Saturday Market, which is located on the Southeast corner of Central Avenue and Bethany Home Road at the North Phoenix Baptist Church. Uptown hours are from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. There is plenty of parking at the 40-acre Church site.  Noble Bread will also be a the Uptown Saturday location.

As you can see on the map, the Parada Del Sol parade route completely surrounds the Farmers’ Market site on three sides.  All the streets near the market will be closed from 4:00 AM until 1:00 PM by the Scottsdale Police Department. Because of the street closures and increased traffic for the parade, it will be very difficult for shoppers to gain access to the market and parking will not be available for several blocks in all directions.

We thank you for your understanding in advance and will resume our normal market schedule in Scottsdale next week on Saturday, February 18th. McClendon’s Select also does a mid-week Uptown Wednesday Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Central and Bethany location.

Popcorn!

February 7, 2017

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Tomorrow at the Uptown market Mary will be sampling popcorn.  But not just any popcorn, non-GMO, heirloom popcorn grown in Idaho.  This isn’t the kind you get at the movies or throw in the microwave, this is so fresh and flavorful that it doesn’t need to be covered and coated in butter and salt to make it edible.  Come try some tomorrow!

Ready for the big game?

February 3, 2017

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At the Scottsdale market tomorrow we will have everything you need to help put on an impressive spread for the big game.  There will be plenty of Campari tomatoes and I’itoi onions for salsa and avocados ripened to be ready for guacamole on Sunday.  And, Mary will be sampling sautéed asparagus tomorrow.  The asparagus is now in season and so fresh and flavorful.  See you at the market!