Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Tucson: Black Friday, Red Friday

While you’re out there helping the economy and tracking down good deals, consider thinking about donating blood.

Hence, red Friday.

Maynards Market & Kitchen is putting a local spin on the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy by hosting a vendor fair and blood drive on November 27, from noon to 5 p.m. on the plaza at Maynards in the historic train depot.

To help encourage shoppers to always support local businesses, Maynards vendors will showcase their products and offer special pricing for the day. Presenting vendors include: Salsa Girl Salsa, Denize Designs Stained Glass Gifts, Made to Crave Granola, Adobe Rose Scone Mix, & RetroTrek Vintage Gifts, Tucson Tamale Company, and Painted Cave Cattle Company among others.

As part of the family friendly festivities, the Determined Luddites will provide live entertainment while children can enjoy games and a free craft booth provided by Local First Arizona and Mrs. Tiggy Winkles.

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross will receive blood from eligible donors in the mobile blood bank, set up in the Maynards parking lot. All presenting blood donors will have access to the VIP room, located upstairs in the Drawing Room, for refreshments including homemade lemonade and fresh-baked goods.

  1. Zoldan,

    I must admit I can not give blood it just scares me. However, I am a blogger on roof also and I think it is great how you are incorporating a benefit to connect with the food.

    I have never been to Maynards Market and Kitchen, but it is so great that they put on the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy hosted a vendor fair and blood drive.

    It is also great that the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross received blood from eligible donors in the mobile blood bank, set up in the Maynards parking lot. The idea of have blood donors with access to the VIP room, located upstairs in the Drawing Room, for refreshments including homemade lemonade and fresh-baked goods, was a good way to get more people to come.

    Food always helps

    I have curious to know how the event turned out. I will have to look it up.

    -Jillian

  2. Response from Maynards…

    Karyn,
    Huge success on all fronts…music was great (phil and his band had a great time), restaurant was busy, and we had over 30 total donors…all in all very fun/energetic day and we have coined “Black” Friday as “Red”
    Friday in DT Tucson…..

    Thanks,
    Todd

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