DOUBLE UP DESTINATIONS: FARMERS MARKET TRANSPORTATION
Buying nutritious fruits and vegetables can sometimes be difficult, especially if farmers markets and grocery stores are not easily accessible in your neighborhood. Safe transportation to and from markets is crucial for everyone. Fortunately, several Double Up Arizona markets are accessible using public transportation!
The Valley Metro Light Rail helps connect Phoenix-area residents to fresh and nutritious food options. If you live near a stop, you can take the light rail to the Phoenix Public Market Open Air Market. The closest stop is the Roosevelt/Central Avenue station.
Valley Metro buses can take you to the Ahwatukee Farmers Market, Roadrunner Park Farmers Market, Mountain Park Health Center - Baseline Clinic OCLC Market, Uptown Farmers Market, Avondale Care 1st Resource Center Farmers Market, Phoenix Public Market Open Air Market, and the HonorHealth Desert Mission CSA. To find your bus, view the bus schedules here.
The Mountain Line in Flagstaff can take you to the Flagstaff Community Market. To get to the Sierra Vista Farmers Market, take Vista Transit. Sun Tran has bus stops near the Rillito Park and Trail Dust Town farmers markets.
One of the participating Double Up markets travels! Farm Express is a mobile farmers market. With several stops all around the Valley, the Farm Express mobile market is sure to have a stop near you. Find the Farm Express schedule here.
FINDING YOUR ROUTE
Use our market map below to find a route to your favorite market! After opening the map, you can plug in your location and find the farmers market you’d like to visit. Google will show you the light rail or bus stops closest to your destination.
Click here or on the box icon on the top right of the map to type in your address and find your closest market:
A few of the transit companies across the state also have trip planners. If you know which transit system you are taking, put your location and the farmers market address into the planner. The trip planner will help determine the best route for you to take.
Visit the trip planner tools here:
Your location shouldn’t stop you from bringing home fresh fruits and vegetables to eat throughout the week. Double up on your favorite nutritious fruits and vegetables at a participating market near you!