Berridge Nurseries free celebration showcases local art, farmers market

On Saturday, April 9, Berridge Nurseries welcomed over 1,000 visitors to a free farmers market, featuring local art and Scottsdale artists, and two food trucks.

Held just before the Arizona heat rises, this event offers local artists and farmers market vendors a unique outdoor setting in the nursery, amid flowering plants, to display their artwork and sell their products from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s artists included: Photography by Adele, Desert Modern Metals, Quail Run, Ellie and Emma Photography, Scottsdale-based Amy Whitehouse, Paige Poppe of Scottsdale, Iron & Root and products by Seeds for Autism.

All market vendors are local and source Arizona ingredients in their products, according to a press release. This year’s farmers market vendors included:

  • Iconic Cocktail – hand-crafted, small batch, cocktail mixers
  • Belinda’s Pickles – homemade, bread and butter pickles
  • Alana’s soaps – colorful homemade soaps
  • Anne E.’s Garden Fresh – fresh cut roses
  • Joyful Bone – handcrafted, all-natural dog treats
  • See Salt – pure, untreated salt from France
  • Cotton Country Jams – jellies, jams, syrups, sauces, pickled products
  • Coffee & Tea Express – refreshing coffee and tea
  • Noble Bread – fresh, GMO free, artisan bread
  • Breezy Pops – natural, sweet, ice pops

The natural amphitheater in the heart of the nursery housed four demonstrations throughout the day including: a cooking demo from celebrity chef, Matt Carter – The House, The Mission and Zinc Bistro – a mixology demonstration by Kaylee and Matt of Iconic Cocktail Co., a rose pruning and care demonstration from consulting rosarian, Mary Van Vlack, and container gardening how-to from Berridge Nursery staff.

Food trucks, Queso Good and Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream, provided lunch and sweet treats for the day’s local vendors and guests.

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