Originally Published: April 9, 2008 8:36 p.m.
PRESCOTT - The public can sample food directly from local farmers Saturday at the Yavapai County "Fill Your Plate" Expo.
The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Prescott Gateway Mall.
The Yavapai County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the event.
The public will be able to meet local farmers and ranchers and sample the products they grow and raise in Yavapai County.
Approximately 20 booths will highlight Yavapai agriculture and its history, provide free taste samples, and offer information about various agriculture products.
"Fill Your Plate" is an Arizona Farm Bureau project that seeks to create a niche for consumers to buy food and other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.
The service is available online at www.azfb.org and features more than 80 producers from around the state, including Yavapai County.
"Fill Your Plate" recently received national attention for connecting consumers with the farmers and ranchers who grow and raise their food.
The Yavapai County Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization to preserve and improve agriculture through education, political activities, programs and services.
More information is available at www.azfb.org, and information on member benefits is available from Ann Steward at 445-5545.