Prescott College Hosts Winter Farmers Market!

Every Saturday November 16 through April 26

 
Onions from Crooked Sky Farm,

Prescott College will host the first season of the Winter Farmers Market, starting this Saturday, November 16.

The Prescott, Arizona climate allows for fresh seasonal produce and lots of wonderful locally produced products, foods, gifts, and crafts. 

Local food- and the benefits it brings to communities, isn't a temporary trend. It's driven by economic and environmental concerns, as well as the deep belief that good food, sustainably and humanely produced, should have a place at every table. Winter farmers markets also offer additional opportunities to farmers to generate year round income, creating a "win win" situation in which farmers have more financial stability and consumers have a reliable supply of local food, regardless of the season.

The Winter Farmers Market (Prescott Community Market) will be held at the Prescott College campus on the corner of Grove and Western Ave.

 

Come shop for local produce, artisan breads, pasta & honey, lavender and organic eggs, and much more every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm through April 26. There will be live music and activities for children such as face painting. 

 

If interested in becoming a vendor, or for more information about the winter farmers market, see Prescott Community Market .

About Prescott College:

As a nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines with a focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education in six general areas: Environmental Studies, Human Development and Psychology, Education, Arts and Letters, Adventure Education and Cultural and Regional Studies. A private, non-profit, four year college, Prescott College offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in an on-campus and limited residency format.

Founded on the premise of what college should be and funded by a Ford Foundation grant in the mid-1960s, a symposium attended by luminaries from within and outside higher education (including Henry Luce of Time/Life fame) met to create the ideal college—one which should focus on competency and breadth, experiential, self-directed hands-on learning, a focus on narrative evaluations and a pedagogically focused orientation process.  This meeting resulted in developing a unique schedule (the on-campus program while semester in tone, includes a one month block class followed by more extended class periods for the remaining 12 week semester), an acknowledgement of lifelong learning and the importance of life experience (resulting in the development of one of the first hybrid distance education programs and prior learning assessment), an immersion in environment (resulting in “The Southwest is Our Classroom” where all classes immerse in the subject under study including field classes in all areas) and a respect for theory and application (all students create a capstone project which contains a thesis and a practical application of that theory).

Consistently named one of the top campuses in the nation for environmental initiatives by the Princeton Review Green Schools, enrollment is approximately 500 resident students and 700 limited-residency students. www.prescott.edu

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