For Customers During COVID

Customer Safety Guidelines

Masks or face coverings are mandatory when physical distancing is not possible.  Since physical distancing is not always possible at the farmer market, face coverings are mandatory for everyone on site. The market encourages customers who will not wear a mask due to a medical condition to either stay home and ask someone to shop for them or wear a face shield for their own protection and those of customers and vendors.  Please leave your pets at home.   Thank you for acting responsibly.

Here are some simple steps you can take to keep yourself, your family and your community healthy and safe!

Do you have a medical conditions and cannot wear a face covering?

The market now offers curbside shopping. Please bring your list and cash to the front entrance and someone will shop for you.

Suggestions for before you come:

  1. Put together a shopping list to shorten your visit
  2. Wash your reusable produce bags between market visits
  3. If you are sick, please stay home and ask a friend or family member to pick things up for you instead.
  4. Please send ONE person from your household to shop to ensure physical distancing.

Suggestions for safer shopping at the market:

  1. Please limit your human interactions to a wave, make sure to observe physical distancing when conversing with people outside of your household.
  2. Make sure to sanitize/wash your hands before and after petting animals, this is for your safety, their safety and their owners safety. Keep pets at home.
  3. Please shop with your eyes, not your hands.
  4. Do not pick up and touch items you will not be purchasing.
  5. Please practice socially spacing by keeping a distance of six plus feet from other customers and vendors. There is a limit of 1 customer per tent of booth space.
  6. Do not consume food or drinks within the market. On-site prepared foods are allowed but in a TO-GO only fashion.
  7. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without cleaning your hands first. Hand Washing/sanitization stations are placed around the market for your convenience.

Suggestions for after shopping:

  1. Wash all produce thoroughly before using or storing.
  2. Disinfect all packaged items before using or storing.
  3. Wash your reusable bags before the next trip.

Thank you for your loyalty and support during these unprecedented times, please stay safe.

We look forward to seeing you at market 🙂

Market Management


Interested in Food Policy? Robert Reich interviews Michael Pollan – January 2018

Interested in Food Policy?

Click here for the January 2018 interview with Michael Pollan by Robert Reich.

10 Best Farmers Market in Arizona

Thank you for acknowledging our market as one of the 10 Best Farmers Markets in Arizona!

See the article here.

June 4, 2017 Movie: What the Health?

Check out this eye opening movie shown as part of the upcoming Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona on Sunday, June 4th at the Sedona Performing Arts Center:

 Documentary Feature  SPAC Black Box  Sunday, Jun 4, 1:00 pm

The film follows filmmaker Kip Andersen (Cowspiracy) as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases — and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. The film reveals possibly the largest cover-up of our time. With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, Anderson exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that are costing us trillions of healthcare dollars — and keeping us sick. Join Kip as he tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence. Audiences will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities. We will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their lives into their own hands.  For trailer, please click here.

Film sponsored by: Climate Healers

A Q&A with director Keegan Kuhn and Co-Executive Producer Sailesh Rao follows.

Jan 20 – 21, 2018 Sedona VegFest

This annual festival celebrates the benefits to individual and planet health through following a plant-based diet.  Check back for updates and video links to this year’s speakers and presentations by clicking here and watch for news for the upcoming Sedona VegFest 2018.

High Nutrients in Mushrooms

Check out our new vendor, Sun Valley Harvest, offering a variety of mushrooms which are nutritious as well as medicinal. Harvested on site and 8 varieties to choose from. Shiitake mushrooms, for example, contain niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and D, riboflavin, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium and Iron. Here are 8 Benefits:
1. Fight Obesity
2. Support Immune Function
3. Destroy Cancer Cells
4. Support Cardiovascular Health
5. Contain Antimicrobial Properties
6. Boost Energy and Brain Function
7. Provide Vitamin D
8. Promote Skin Health

Good News for Farm to Table in Yavapai County

Healthy Gut with Herbologist Dan Sapienza

Cabbage ImageIt’s the simplest booth at the market: no colorful displays of products, no fancy packaging or enticing piles of fresh veggies, just a plain white tent and a few classic clear glass jars. And one intriguing bottle of something pale green in an unspecified liquid. Danny Sapienza, trained in herbology, has devoted the past 50 years of his life to using foods as medicine. His company, Super Foods Rejuvenative Medicine, reflects his conviction that the “flora” in our guts requires regular attention in order to maintain a healthy, happy body. Danny is a strong believer in raw, fermented vegetables as a way to improve digestion, support immune systems, and contribute to reducing toxins and revitalizing cells in the body. His “Rejuvenation Fermentation Kit” is designed to create foods extremely high in probiotics and comes with easy to follow instructions on how to make fermented vegetables in your home. In addition to his long standing participation at the Sedona Community Farmers Market, Danny regularly teaches the fermenting process through OLLIE classes. You can also find his products at the Chocolate Tree in Sedona, Hot Yoga in Cottonwood and the Desert Oasis in Cornville. What’s in the jar? Fermented cabbage and caraway seeds. It’s great as base for potato salad. Try some. You’ll like it!

Lucky B Acres Ranch, Paulden AZ

Lucky B Acres PicklesGrandma Moses, the renowned American Folk Artist, once said “If I hadn’t started painting, I would have raised chickens.”  Have you fantasized about giving up your day job for the simple pleasures of country life and a dozen or so Rhode Island Reds? Diane Schimke-Barnes raises all kinds of animals on the Lucky B Acres Ranch in Paulden, Arizona but her life is anything but laid back! Here’s the schedule: up at 4:30 A.M., feed the horses, goats, quail, geese, ducks, all 700 chickens; and then there’s Sonny & Cher, Roy & Dale, Fred & Ginger, Lucy & Desi, not children, but members of a herd of 23 emus. Time for a cup of coffee? Maybe, but then it’s on to cleaning and filling water buckets, raking manure, working the compost pile, doing a few repairs on farm equipment or fences not to mention the worms raised for soil improvement —then repeat it all again, 7 days a week.

Lucky B AcresIn her spare time Diane, with the help of husband Russ, is in the kitchen pickling her popular specialty of quail eggs! Diane’s parting words: “Gotta do the chores!” Diane grew up on a farm family in Minnesota and North Dakota and says you must have a “love of labor”  to be a successful farmer. She’s been bringing her eggs to Farmers Markets for the past ten years.  We’re very excited she’s joined us this summer at Tlaquepaque.  Her animals are fed organic feed.

Story by Laura Cox

Medical Curriculum to include Health Impact of Food