Red White and Blue Fashion & Car Show



July 4th- 8am to 1pm-Celebrate Your

Independence to shop Local!

Live Music by Johnny Bencomo

 Markley Farms will be back this Saturday with

their delicious cherry tomatoes!


July 11th- Live Music by Adara Rae 9-11


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Farm Visit Program
Joe and Clay at South Winds FarmMy daughter, Katara, and I visiting South Winds Farm


Joe Marlow and Clay Clark with SouthWinds Farm in Benson welcomed us to their farm as part of our new farm visit program. My family and I are visiting our farms to see in person how our farmers are growing our food.

SouthWinds Farm farms organically using permaculture principles and sustainable methods.  The farm is off the grid, with a solar system for power.  They use low tunnels and hoop houses to protect the precious vegetables, which has allowed them to grow all summer. They also have started an orchard to add shade and provide a wind block in the future.

The farming is done by Joe and Clay along with interns and volunteers in the WWOOF USA program. By involving interns and volunteers, they hope to support and develop new farmers for the future.

SouthWinds Farms brings fresh, local and delicious produce to farmers’ markets. They are currently harvesting all sorts of salad mixes, cooking greens and Asian greens (arugula, lettuces, beet greens, kommatsuna, tatsoi, among many others), chiles, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, string beans and radishes. They will soon be bringing other produce to market, including carrots, beets, bok choi, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, head lettuce, kale, many more greens mixes, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and turnips along with some surprises. Please let Clay know if you have any suggestions for new produce ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

They are currently signing up customers for their CSA (community supported agriculture) shares, basically a subscription to their farm whereby you pay in advance for a share and pick it up weekly at the market. For more information please see their website at .

SouthWinds also participates in the Community Food Bank Consignment Program which helps to provide access to delicious, healthy food to people throughout the Tucson area.

It was very exciting to see how Joe and Clay are growing the farm.   I am very excited to see it as it develops and I am happy they are part of the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market Family.

The Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market is now a participant in the
Arizona Farmers Market Nutrion Program, so you can bring your WIC checks to the Market
to spend with our farmers.  Just look for the signs! Jeff Scott Farms accept WIC and FMNP checks.
The Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market first opened in October 2001
and has been growing ever since. We are open every Saturday
8:00am until 1:00 pm year-round. The market features farm fresh
local produce, arts, crafts, furniture, and many other activities for the entire family.

Are you a local farmer or do you have an

organic or pesticide-free backyard garden?

Are you a local artisan or crafter?

We want to talk to you.

Call Laura at 591-BARN(2276) or email her

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becoming part of the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market!




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