The 2nd Saturday Market returns for the fall season Nov. 4 – the first weekend of November – at a new venue, Sequoia Pathway Academy.
IF YOU GO BOX
What: 2nd Saturday Market
When: November-February, 8-11 a.m.; March-May 7-10 a.m.
Where: Sequoia Pathway parking lot, 19265 N. Porter Road
How much: $10 for 60 pounds of food
“The first 2nd Saturday was changed because of the Veteran’s Day Parade on the 11th,” said Niesha Whitman, the special events and marketing manager for the city. “To be supportive of that event, we moved the market forward a week.”
All other markets will take place on the second Saturday of every month. The market will operate from 8 to 11 a.m. from November through February. As temperatures rise, the market will open earlier, from 7 to 10 a.m., March through May.
Previously, Copper Sky Recreational Center hosted the market, but the city’s partnership with Sequoia Pathway presented an opportunity for a new venue.
“Sequoia is responsible to manage the Produce on Wheels program and the volunteers; the city is responsible for the vendors and for the licensing,” Whitman said. “It was just more convenient for them to have more control over the process and to have it at the school.”
The market promotes healthy living this season, Whitman said, and the city expects the event to attract 300 families each month.
Customers at the market can still purchase 60 pounds of produce for $10. The market only accepts cash, and Whitman suggests bringing a produce bag as well.
The market is accepting applications for volunteers and vendors for the event.
This story appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.