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Phoenix’s downtown farmers market has a new home

Market will relocate just a few blocks aways from its original location to the Phoenix Bioscience Core

People shopping at farmers market
May 04, 2022

The Phoenix Bioscience Core is home to thousands of researchers, students and staff from all three state universities. The farmers market will be stationed in the south parking lot of 850 PBC, a seven-story, 225,000 square-foot facility developed by Wexford Science + Technology in partnership with Arizona State University.  

“We are thrilled to announce that the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is not closing; instead, we continue to serve our community at a new home with the Phoenix Bioscience Core,” said Tanya Chakravarty, executive director of the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. “This move and the partnership with PBC allows us to write the next chapter of the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market and to continue the good work started by Cindy Gentry and others.”

The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market has served as a local food hub since 2005. The market offers a community gathering space that supports local farmers and showcases the cultural, diverse and entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors and artisans in the community. More than 90 farmers and vendors will transition to the new location where the market will have more space to expand and more opportunities to feed the community.

“We are happy to welcome the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market to our community,” said David Krietor, executive director of the Phoenix Bioscience Core. “The farmers market will continue to thrive in this new location, and we’re excited to see how our university and entrepreneurial partners on the PBC will engage with this great event for downtown Phoenix.”

"The Downtown Phoenix Farmer’s Market is going to be an amazing resource for the Phoenix Bioscience Core and ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus,” said Rick Naimark, ASU’s associate vice president for development. "ASU is dedicated to creating deep connections with the communities that it serves, and by locating the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market (near) to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, we hope to foster new collaborations through programs in our College of Health Solutions, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and other Downtown Phoenix programs that will improve public health outcomes and provide resources for Phoenix-area small businesses and entrepreneurs."

“We are really looking forward to working with the Bioscience High School to reduce and divert food waste, and to working with the many ASU programs to support entrepreneurs and farmers,” Chakravarty said. 

Top photo: People shop at the Downtown Phoenix Famers Market in October 2021.

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