It is even easier to consume fresh fruits and vegetables in North Central, now that non-profit organization Project Roots AZ is selling its produce at local farmers’ markets.

The organization is selling fruits and vegetables from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Uptown Farmers Market at North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N. Central Ave. WNBA champion Bridget Pettis started Project Roots AZ to offer nourishing food options for underprivileged communities and to teach Phoenicians about the value of a healthier, more sustainable type of living in urban areas. Over the last year the non-profit has been harvesting produce with volunteers and other community gardens, then donating the fruits and vegetables to area food banks. The produce also is sold at farmers’ markets and via seasonal produce bag delivery services. Proceeds from the sales are then used to assist more recipients.

Project Roots is looking for volunteers to help as the fall weather is here. Families and children are urged to assist with weeding, watering, planting and turning the soil.

To learn more about how to donate money or time to the non-profit organization, visit