Farmers’ Market at Superior Food Court

SUPERIOR WILL SOON HAVE A FARMERS’ MARKET AT THE FOOD COURT!

As part of the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition’s Food Hub project, a seasonal, locally-focused Farmers’ Market will be launched on June 14th at Superior’s newly-renovated Food Court!
This season’s Market will be held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, June thru Sept, 4pm-8pm.

The Food Hub was created via a grant from the USDA for local Copper Corridor independent farmers and food producers to create marketplaces and opportunities for selling their wares and to educate about healthy food. More info re: the Food Hub:www.goodfoodfindsaz.com.

All local independent farmers, home gardeners, and food producers are invited and encouraged to become a vendor in this Superior marketplace as well as the Farmer’s Market in Dudleyville (1st and 3rd Fridays, 9-Noon).

This retail venue is the perfect revenue generator for small-scale farmers, growers and food producers. If needed, our local Food Hub team can assist you in getting your goods ready for market. The Superior Community Kitchen (SCK) at the Senior Center can be rented as a certified commercial kitchen to prepare items such as jams, jellies, salsas, tamales, and other prepared foods.

A SCK handbook with use guidelines is available at Town Hall.

Come join us as part of the Superior Desert Foods Collective to help the Food Hub set roots in our community, and grow to supply an abundance of healthy food to the entire Copper Corridor!

Want to be a vendor? Know someone who does? Got questions? Contact me, your local Food Hub Liaison: Mary Karlin, mary4cheese@gmail.com or text to 707-337-5055 for details. Market Vendor Application forms are available now.

An Informational Meeting for interested parties will be held May 30th @ 5:00, Besich Park. Market Manager Holly Brantley will be on site to answer questions and accept applications.
Spread the word. See you there!

Copper Communities Farmers Market Schedule

Join the Copper Communities Food Hub for the Farm to Fantastic Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market will be in both Dudleyville and Superior following this schedule. Enjoy locally produced and sold food!

Dudleyville 9 am to Noon

  • June 7 & 21
  • July 5 & 19
  • August 2 & 16
  • September 6 & 20

Superior 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • June 14 & 25
  • July 12 & 26
  • August 9 & 23
  • September 13 & 27

The market is still looking for producers. Please contact Holly Brantley at (928) 701-3097 or Shelbi Lindesmith at (330) 592-4842 for more information or to be involved.

WaterWays Exhibit Open

The WaterWays exhibit is now open through June 16, 2019 at the Central Arizona College – Aravaipa Campus in Winkleman. It was inaugurated May 7 and there will be speakers on May 16, May 30 and June 6 from 1 to 2 pm.

See speaker & presentations titles below.

CCEDC Board Fights for Rural Roads Funding

The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition decided in its March Board of Directors meeting to recommend to the Arizona State Board of Transportation reconsider its funding priorities. The Board’s resolution says, in part, “the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) tentative five year plan and budget for 2020-2024 that the proposed plans place the rural communities of Eastern Pinal and Southern Gila County and rural communities throughout the state at risk and in economic jeopardy.”

“The proposal to use the majority of funds designated for the thirteen rural counties on improvements to the Interstate highway system at the neglect and expense of the non- interstate highways is a grossly negligent approach to the primary transportation arteries in rural Arizona. Without critical funding to maintain and make improvements to the non- interstate highways the safety of rural residents and commercial motorists is severely compromised. Adequate funding to address deteriorating road conditions and heavy congestion of truck traffic in narrow roadways is paramount to insuring safe driving conditions and the overall economic stability in our rural communities.”

The Board is petitioning the Arizona State Board of Transportation to “redirect funding and priorities back into the thirteen rural counties and the non-interstate highways that serve the rural communities…”

CCEDC March 2019 Board Meeting

The CCEDC Board met on the patio of the Apache Sky Casino in Dudleyville, Arizona on March 29, 2019. This was the annual meeting and election of officers took place. See About Us for the CCEDC Board Members. The upcoming Smithsonian Waterways exhibition at the Central Arizona College Aravaipa campus which will have its inauguration on May 7, was discussed. A presentation was made on the CCEDC’s social media presence – the website and Facebook page. Finally, the Board approved a resolution to support highway funding for rural Arizona.

Regional Tourism Team @ Great Canadian Picnic

Our Regional Tourism Team will be hosting a booth at the Great Canadian Picnic to help promote all of our amazing communities of the Copper Corridor. It’s a great event for everyone.

The 67th Annual Great Canadian Picnic, which welcomes 3000 attendees from Canada and the U.S., is set to take place on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the South Mountain Park Activity Complex. It is a family fun day filled with activities, games, live music, snow games, rock climbing wall, classic cars, door prizes, great food and so much more for both adults and kids! An annual highlight of many Arizona-Canadians and their friends, it is open to the public and admission is free.

CCEDC January Board Meeting

The CCEDC Board met on 1/18/19 in Dudleyville. Updates were made on the tourism logo, the supplier portal and the Smithsonian Waterways exhibit. It was decided to continue support low-income seniors to apply for US Dept of Agriculture home improvement grants & loans. Discussion took place on completing the Food Hub Project and it was decided to create a CCEDC web site. The next CCEDC Board Meeting will be held 3/29/19 at the Apache Sky Casino.