- William H. Whyte
To bring even more people together, some markets host events, live music and contests. Many of our Arizona farmers markets organize cooking demonstrations, watermelon-eating contests, free classes, scavenger hunts and more to engage their customers and encourage healthy, connected communities.
Not only do farmers markets offer locally-grown fruits and vegetables that are unique to their region and in-season, but many also celebrate the character of their hometown in various ways. Some markets may offer distinctive recipes for meals, educate their customers about local farmers and foods, and provide resources to connect customers with local organizations.
Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter over the next few weeks to learn more about some of our special Arizona markets who have become pillars of their communities. Feel free to share the graphics below to show your support for our farmers markets using the hashtags #PillarOfCommunity, #FarmFreshAZ, and #OnMyFork.
Does your farmers market act as a community hub and bring your community together every week? Nominate them today for the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration!