Uptown Farmer's Market named one of top 50 in country

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Uptown Farmers Market in Phoenix is only a few moths old, but it's already getting national attention. Cooking Light magazine has named it one of the nation's top 50 farmer's markets.

It is a weekly Wednesday and Saturday morning market on the southeast corner Central Ave. and Bethany Home Road, on the grounds of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. There is a ton of free parking and the deals can't be beat.

Uptown Farmers Market is a food-based farmers market and gathering place, dedicated to inspiring and educating home cooks through Arizona local produce, handmade foods and handcrafted goods.

The list of vendors varies, but always features favorite farmers, ranchers, food-makers and craftspeople. 

In addition to a great array of produce and prepared goods produced entirely in-state, the market uses local high school culinary students to clean, peel, and chop fresh produce for shoppers on request.

3TV's Jaime Cerreta visited the market Wednesday morning to sample some of the offerings.

The market is open Saturday mornings year-round, rain or shine, save any major parade days (like the Fiesta Bowl Parade). Hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. October through April, and 8 a.m. – noon May through September. They are also open Wednesday mornings October-June, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You can find more information online.

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