Farmers markets are a perfect fit in Yuma’s warm and sunny climate. Starting your day out with a quick visit to get fresh bread or veggies for dinner, or strolling between the booths in a more leisurely way, it’s all up to you. Fresh citrus, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, spices, dried fruits, jewelry and unique clothing and crafts are the hallmarks of Yuma’s markets.
The Saturday and Sunday, Yuma Community Farmer Markets are put on by Crossroads Mission, and the proceeds go to assist with their programs to help the homeless. You can find the market at Yuma Palms Shopping Center parking lot in front of Kirkland's Home. Saturdays and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out their Facebook page, @yumacommunityfarmersmarket for more details on when they're open.
The Wednesday, Vendors' Village & Farmers Markets are put on by Desert Grace Community Church, 12134 N. Frontage Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out their Facebook page, @vendorsvillageyuma for more details!
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