The Uptown Farmers Market adds growers market extension

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

Uptown Farmers Market has announced its new Saturday morning extension: The Uptown Growers Market.

This Growers Market is intended to act as a “pop-up” neighborhood nursery, where you can take classes and purchase items needed to cultivate your homestead and grow your own food, according to a press release.

The Growers Market will run as an extension of the Saturday Uptown Farmers Market at Central & Bethany Home in the parking lot of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. It is open seasonally through Oct. 31, and will pick up again Feb. 6, 2016.

UPTOWN095“With the closing of our beloved neighborhood Baker Nursery, we have found there is a community need for a place to get gardening advice and purchase supplies,” stated Bo Mostow, Uptown Farmers Market manager, in the release. “And it isn’t limited to vegetable gardening; folks are talking about shrubs, fruit trees, animals, and wanting to build a homestead.”

The Growers Market will offer a Q&A booth, a place to purchase supplies, and will host a wide variety of classes, such as: how to grow seasonally in Arizona, which seed, soil and fertilizer are best, jumpstart your fall garden, fruit trees, urban livestock and more, the release stated.

Classes will be taught by experts and will be free with an $8 requested donation, according to the release.

Uptown Farmers Market has partnered with Greg Peterson of the “Urban Farm,” Kari Spencer of “The Micro Farm Project,” and Jim Dennis of “Farm Phoenix.” Together, these educators will be onsite to help you build your land into something that will serve you.

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