Educational farm with Horse Rides for children as part of the Farmers Market in Downtown Mesa.
Part of Mesa's history is a connection to the land and agriculture. Today there are free standing farms and empty parcels of land close to Downtown Mesa. The Downtown Mesa Farmer's Market could be the largest in the valley, with accompanying attractions that celebrate the unique character of Mesa Grande. An integral part of agriculture in Mesa Grande has been the existence of prehistoric irrigation canals and their unique history, including the Mormon Pioneers that reinvigorated them to settle this valley.
People complain that we need to manufacture a culture for Downtown Mesa, but it already exists. It just needs to be brought into focus and celebrated in an inclusive manner that welcomes people from other communities, states, and countries.
Kathleen Porter commented
There is already a Mesa Community Farmers Market which has been located just north of the post office since 1995 when it was relocated there by the city from its previous location on Main st.
Bring that I manage that market I would like to suggest that we build off what has already been nurtured over the last nearly 2 decades. And yes, it could easily be one of the largest markets in the valley given the right support.