Originally Published: May 12, 2015 6:01 a.m.
PRESCOTT - The Prescott Farmers Market kicked off its summer market on Saturday, at Yavapai College, parking lot D. Over 50 vendors attend the summer market, which is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October.
The local farmers of Yavapai County work diligently to grow and harvest vegetables, fruits and herbs, gather eggs, and raise and process meats in order to bring the freshest foods to the Prescott area. The market offers a bounty of foods, flowers, and agricultural crafts: samosas, tamales, pickles and baked goods; stunning seasonal bouquets; goat soaps and lotions, locally harvested cutting boards and wooden spoons.
During May farmers also sell seedlings for the home gardener.
Kids of all ages can participate in activities at the weekly Education Booth such as taste tests, scavenger hunts and crafts projects. Each week a different local singer/songwriter provides music for the market. This summer the market will host monthly "guest chefs" - local chefs who cook up something delicious using farmers' produce for customers to taste.
The Prescott Farmers Market also hosts a market in Chino Valley, which will begin Thursday, June 4, from 3-6 p.m. at Walgreens on Highway 89.
The market accepts cash, credit and debit cards, WIC coupons, and EBT cards/SNAP benefits. For more information visit www.prescottfarmersmarket.org or call 928-713-1227.