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Community Compost

Prescott Farmers Market has partnered with the City of Prescott to implement a small-scale community composting program, which processes kitchen scraps collected from the Saturday farmers market into compost to be used in gardens and on farms throughout the Prescott area.

In its first year, 120 volunteers helped process over 40 tons of food scraps!

130+ school children, have visited the site, learning about food waste, microbes and decomposition.

This pilot project is an educational site that relies on hands-on community involvement from the collection of raw materials to the distribution of finished compost. Each week, 125 customers deposit food scraps at the farmers market. These scraps, along with kitchen scraps collected from 7 restaurants in Prescott, are processed by 20 volunteers. Finished compost is distributed to gardeners at the farmers market and the process of growing more food continues! Volunteers at every step learn about best management practices for composting.

Visit the Compost Booth (purple tent) at the market to:

  • Find out how to begin composting your household’s kitchen scraps
  • Learn which food scraps are acceptable (no meat or dairy!) Compost info flier
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Ask questions about your own backyard compost system

Want to know more?  Contact Gabriel at

Thanks to our partners who make this program possible: