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Heirloom Farmers Markets, Mercado, Main Gate Square

Check out what’s happening this weekend around town:

Heirloom Farmers Markets is proud to announce its 2nd annual Holidays at the Markets event. This holiday weekend will have something for everyone, including vendor holiday deals and plenty of holiday gift ideas from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Celebrating the joyous flavors of Baja Arizona, the Heirloom Holiday Markets will showcase more than 90 farmers market vendors, a featured chef demo, and live holiday music at all markets, featuring French Quarter on Sunday.

As part of the festivities, Heirloom will be selling raffle tickets to win an amazing basket of market goodies to raise money that contributes to the awareness of our local farming community. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10, and if you buy 10 tickets you get an additional ticket free!

In addition to wonderful local produce, meat and cheese for holiday feasting, vendors will feature special gifts that highlight the holidays. You will find red chile ristras and wreaths, sweetly scented soaps and lotions, organic and wildcrafted herbal products, Oaxacan chocolate, mesquite and prickly pear products, beautiful Christmas cactus and poinsettias, and so much more!

For a featured list of holiday products at the market visit the website.

  • Friday  – Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
  • Saturday  – Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
  • Sunday  – Rillito Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718

Local author Edie Jarolim will be on hand Friday and Sunday to autograph her book, Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All. This is a humorous revealing tell-all about her life as a freelance travel writer, and also, working in the publishing industry.


Holiday Bazaar at Mercado San Agustin                       

Dec. 16-18

Enjoy last minute shopping: The weekend is a buzz with 60+ handpicked vendors offering a diverse curated selection of local handmade goods, vintage clothing and awesome gifts and goodies. Check out the new AK Bakery & Deli, Estrella Bakery, Seis Mexican Cooking and Agustin Kitchen. The Mercado is at the end or the beginning of the modern street car route.


Tucson Cold Wet Noses will be at the Main Gate Square – University Boulevard Holiday Bash on Sunday – Dec. 18 from 1 to 6 pm. They will be serving hot cocoa, cookies and corned beef bites by Auld Dubliner.

Items most needed by TCWN at this time include: leashes, unused bedding/beds, small dog sweaters, and monetary donations to be used as needed for 100+ dogs in foster care – many of these dogs are hospice dogs. If you can’t make it Sunday but would like to donate any items, the Doggy Toy Box will be out front of Gadget Gear ALL WEEK! Donation items can be left there or you can make donations online via Paypal.

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