Hundreds flock to Prescott Farmers Market opening

May 15 2010

Tom Moore swears by the Prescott Farmers Market and the pure, organic food it offers residents for purchase.

Over the past several years, the Prescott Valley resident says he has bought vegetables, coffee and plants for his garden at the market, which prides itself on the natural foods it supplies from Arizona farmers, many of whom are from Yavapai County.

“Once my family started on organic food, we found out that there is nothing like it,” Moore said Saturday morning from the market, which opened its 14th season in the main parking lot at Yavapai College. “It’s so much better than store-bought food. If we can grow or buy organic, that’s the way we’ll go.”

In 1997, the Prescott Farmers Market, a non-profit farmers cooperative in this county, opened with less than a handful of vendors, but it remained ambitious nonetheless.

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