Community Food Connections

Community Food Connections (CFC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to making quality, nutritious food more accessible through the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market and vital partnerships.

CFC aims to increase access to healthy, single-origin food by creating a community gathering place for small farms and businesses to provide nutritious food and products to our community. We were established in 2005, by a group of locals dedicated to supporting small farms, food access, and sustainable food systems.

The goals of Community Food Connections include:

  • Increase access to fresh, healthy food;
  • Help micro-businesses get started and build their capacity;
  • Create jobs and self-sufficiency;
  • Help farmers retain land while supporting the expansion of urban farming;
  • Create a vibrant gathering place in the heart of our community.

Meet Our Staff

We are more than just a farmers market. We are a group of people who are committed to making a meaningful difference. Thinking globally, acting locally!

Community Food Connections is managed and operated by full-time staff, assisted by a year-round Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market crew and a dedicated board. Especially for those seeking a farmers market truly committed to seasonally-grown, local foods and products; our staff and board create a Saturday morning, urban event, for residents and visitors to gather and socialize among a diverse crowd of community farmers, small businesses, and shoppers.



Sven Lenkewitz

Farmers Market Coordinator


Lisa Collier

Farmers Market Coordinator


Bobby Northcutt

Farmers Market Coordinator

Meet Our Vendors

More authentic. Less artificial.

With a growing interest to know where our food comes from and a hunger for greater food transparency, CFC continues to make every effort for customers to trust the authenticity of the products they shop at the market.  We place a very high value on our local business community. They work long hours ensuring the availability of quality products and show up week after week to offer the freshest produce, meats, bread, and artisanal items in Arizona at our local market.


Meet Our Merchants

What Makes Us Special?

We are community.

Surrounded by skyscrapers and located in the heart of downtown, our weekly oasis bustles with an eclectic city vibe every Saturday morning. We are committed to local businesses and require vendors to grow and manufacture their food in Arizona. Shoppers walk, bike, take the light rail and drive to our market, creating a diverse cross-section of individuals who appreciate the greater connection to the food they eat and the city in which they live. With your support, we have a lasting impact on the businesses and people in our community.

Read our 2021 Annual Report