East of Tucson: Take I-10 to the Vail/Wentworth exit and exit to the left off of the exit. Drive through the town of Vail and turn right at the light at Mary Ann Cleveland Way/ Colossal Cave Road then drive through Pantano Wash and up the hill and turn left on Camino Loma Alta and head towards Old Spanish Trail. Take a left on Old Spanish Trail at the stop sign. The Market will be on the left hand side, look for the big green barn.
Green Valley and SW of Tucson: Take I-10 east to the Houghton Road exit, exit left heading north on Houghton to Escalante. Take a right on Escalante to Old Spanish Trail, take a right on Old Spanish Trail and the Market will be in the big green barn on the right. OR Take Sahuarita Road east to Houghton and head north over the Interstate to Escalante. Take a right on Escalante to Old Spanish Trail, take a right on Old Spanish Trail and the Market will be in the big green barn on the right.
From Phoenix: You may take I-10 east to the Houghton Road exit. Exit north on Houghton. Take a right on Escalante to Old Spanish Trail, take a right on Old Spanish Trail and the Market will be in the big green barn on the right.
Relationship to Rincon Institute
The Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market is a project of the Rincon Institute, a non-profit organization that works to integrate community and conservation throughout the Rincon, Vail, and Tanque Verde valleys.
The Rincon Institute's mission is to protect the natural resources of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, the Rincon Valley and the Cienega Corridor.
The Market helps preserve the rural cultural heritage of our area by giving southern Arizona farmers a market for their goods, which helps preserve open space by keeping small farms in business, and offering an important community gathering. The market prides itself on providing local products, supporting local artisans and farmers, and partnering with the community. Supporting locally grown foods and locally produced crafts reduces the amount of non-renewable resources used in transporting non-local goods. Reducing the amount of energy we require supports environmental sustainability and overall protection of sensitive resources. The RVFM helps maintain the rural character of the Rincon Valley while supporting local artisans and farmers which makes it a natural fit for a conservation organization like the Rincon Institute.