The Payson Farmers Market is back for the summer, and all of the residents of Rim Country are excited to participate. The Payson Farmers Market is one of the biggest community events here in Northern Arizona, giving residents from miles around a place to gather and socialize, share food and produce, listen to good music, and just have an all-around great time. In short, the Payson Farmers Market has become Payson’s best outdoor community center.
Here are a few great things about the Payson Farmers Market, taken from paysonfarmersmarket.com:
- Fresh, local, organically grown food is available to the 20,000 Rim Country residents and the many visitors traveling through town.
- The Payson Farmers Market a USDA sponsored Farmers Market offering the SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), and WIC (Woman, Infants and Children) nutrition program certified, giving low income residents access to fresh, local grown produce.
- The Payson Farmers Market is a Locavore style market where all food comes from within 100 miles and sold directly from the farm or food maker to you.
- New farmers are joining the local food movement and turning their acreage into farms, and existing farmers are expanding the size of their farms.
The Payson Farmers Market can see anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 people on an average Saturday, with those numbers easily doubling on holiday weekends with the amount of tourists and weekenders passing through town.
The famers market runs every Saturday during the summer from May 25 to September 14, from 8 AM to noon, and features live music, games and activities for kids, and monthly contests hosted and sponsored by local businesses. Head on down and enjoy the fun!