Many organizations are working to provide food for our community.
You're asked to call ahead to check hours and availability. Parents and caregivers can also text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 to find the nearest sites. Locate Maricopa County School Food Distribution Sites or access St. Mary's Mobile Food Pantries information.
To find additional food system resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Pinnacle Prevention.
Local Food Resources & Organizations
Support Arizona Farmers as they work tirelessly to grow and transport the good food we need to keep nourished and healthy. Many farmers markets remain open (with extra precautions), and several farms & local food retailers are offering delivery & curbside pick-up!
The Arizona Good Food Finder is a website run by Local First Arizona that includes local food events and a directory of farmers markets, caters, restaurants, and other businesses that source food locally.
Arizona Community Farmers Markets lists information about farmers markets around the valley.
Interested in creating a community garden? Start here: Phoenix Community Garden Policies Guide.
Need seeds for your garden? The Phoenix Public Library allows you to "check out" seeds from their seed bank.
The University of Arizona Extension created a map of current Seed Libraries, School Gardens and Community Gardens in Maricopa County.
Community Gardeners of Maricopa County is a collaborative group of community gardeners focused on strengthening and creating community spaces for growing healthy, organic, local and affordable food.--------------------------------
Find information about the Center for Urban Agriculture and its degree and certificate programs, faculty members, upcoming events, and more.
The Urban Farming WorkBook provides an overview of key concepts and innovations, as well as resources and toolkits. Topics covered range from starting an urban agriculture enterprise to the community benefits of urban farms.
The Phoenix Green Business Directory lists businesses that have committed to sustainable business practices, like diverting waste from the landfill and conserving water.
Food Related Reports
This study aims to quantify the economic contribution of agricultural production to the Phoenix metro area and the city of Phoenix, emphasizing the importance of local food systems, sustainability, and access to fresh food sources. It builds upon a previous 2018 study and focuses on on-farm activities, with an expanded geographic scope including Pinal County.
This report was prepared and released by the
Maricopa County Food System Coalition (MarCo) in October 2020. The report provides information from 10
cities and towns in Maricopa County about unique ways that municipalities are
addressing issues confronted by farmers by improving the local food system.
This resource serves as an evaluation tool used to measure the food assets and needs of a specific community or region, and point to opportunities for improvement. This assessment has been compiled by MarCo.
This report by MarCo aims to articulate the
existing assets, needs, and opportunities for supporting actors and processes within the Local
Food Supply Network, as well as build a comprehensive understanding of
the relationships, connections, shared values, and motivations that drive community food
system efforts outside of the work underway by well-known Food Access Organizations.
This report is by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona. This study provides an estimate of the
economic contribution of on-farm agriculture
to the Maricopa County economy, as well as an
estimate of the regional economic contribution of
agricultural activity taking place within the Gila
River Indian Community