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Parasol Party: Shop your Tucson farmers market in the shade

Shop in the Shade
Shop in the Shade
Tucson Farmers Market

It's hot but the Tucson farmer's market has the answer. On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Heirloom Farmers Markets will be providing hundreds of beautifully colored parasols for shoppers to use while they patronize over 70 of the finest local food vendors.

Free beverages will be served along with special discounts and vendor giveaways. Yelp Tucson will be offering complementary photographs of patrons with parasols and giving away sunglasses when guests check-in to the event on Yelp. Heirloom’s new javelina mascot sculpture will also be making her debut, promising even more photo opportunities.

Tucson’s first-ever Parasol Party will take place between 8a.m. and 12 p.m. at Rillito Park, located at 4502 N. 1st Avenue in Tucson, Arizona.

Heirloom’s iconic Sunday farmers market recently moved to Rillito Park, where a beautiful shaded market pavilion will be built in October. Until then, vendors are located just west of the grandstand, where a bounty of fresh produce and locally made foods offers shoppers a vibrant paradise of sensory delights.

A leader of Tucson’s local food movement, Heirloom is committed to supporting local farmers and food producers by providing thriving farmers markets and hosting special events.

Heirloom Farmers Markets operates three urban, green markets that are open 52 weeks a year. These markets provide a direct connection to more than 90 vendors with deep roots in Southwest Arizona – including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers, and specialty foods producers. The markets are open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the summer months and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the balance of the year. For more information visit the website at

  • Friday Market Jesse Owens Park 400 S. Sarnoff, Tucson, AZ
  • Saturday Market Steam Pump Ranch, 10609 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ
  • Sunday Market Rillito Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ

So brave the heat and enjoy shopping for fresh, local foods.

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