On Saturday, November 6, the Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) will invite customers to celebrate its 8th winter market season. The winter market will take place in the same location as the summer market at YRMC-Dignity Health (900 Iron Springs Road, at the corner of Iron Springs and Miller Valley Roads) with the winter hours of 10am to 1pm and will continue weekly as weather permits through April 2022. The market will be closed on November 27 and December 25.
“The market is more than just a place to buy groceries. It’s a gathering space where you can see your community, meet the people who grow your food and support more than 30 local businesses all in one place. When we shop at the market, we build capacity for small family farms while boosting our local economy,” said PFM Executive Director, Kathleen Yetman. She added that PFM staff, vendors and Board of Directors are excited to stay at YRMC-Dignity Health for the winter season.
More than 30 vendors are expected to regularly attend the market this winter season. Customers can find a variety of agricultural goods: fresh vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, nuts, dates, dried flowers, lavender, bread, eggs, grass-fed beef and poultry. Local farmers grow a variety of cold-hardy vegetables including leeks, beets, radishes, carrots, salad mix, parsnips, sunflower sprouts, spinach and kale. PFM is a producer-only farmers market, meaning every item sold is either grown or produced by the seller here in Arizona; the majority of goods come from within a 30-mile radius of Prescott. In the instance of processed foods and crafts, vendors must use a percentage of AZ-grown ingredients in every product.
PFM on Saturday is a great place for brunch or lunch with a wide variety of tamales, tacos, samosas, bagels, aebelskivers and many baked goods, as well as coffee. In December, Prescott Farmers Market invites selected local artists with handmade gifts in anticipation of the holidays. Visit www.prescottfarmersmarket.org/
Be on the lookout for special programs in action at the market:
Local carrots and homemade rolls are available for free for the kiddos through the Carrots for Kids program, made possible by NFM Lending – The Riggs Team.
The Feed Your Neighbors tent is where dedicated volunteers box up fresh, local produce to be distributed to families in need. This program is 100% donor-supported!
Customers can bring their kitchen food scraps to the purple compost tent, where volunteers answer questions about the Prescott Community Compost Program, a PFM collaboration with the City of Prescott. Bagged leaves and leaves ONLY are also accepted at the compost booth (please no pet/yard waste, sticks, rocks or pine needles).
Customers can swipe their SNAP/EBT, debit or credit cards to receive tokens at the information booth. The Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program allows customers to double their SNAP benefits at the market. All vendors accept cash. PFM is a pet-free event; service animals are always welcome.
As a vital part of the economy, the mission of Prescott Farmers Market is to support and expand local agriculture, cultivate a healthy community and increase access to affordable local food. PFM is a nonprofit organization and a Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit Organization with the State of Arizona.
For more information, visit www.prescottfarmersmarket.org or call 928-713-1227.
The PFM is a 501(c)(3) Qualifying Charitable Organization. Your donation in any amount keeps the PFM thriving and expanding to meet the growing needs of our community. Get your donation back when you file your AZ taxes!