Prescott Farmers Market Program
Prescott Farmers Market has partnered with the City of Prescott to implement Prescott’s first community-scale 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.
Since the program’s launch in April 2021:
390 unique volunteers have helped process over 100 tons of food scraps!
300+ school children, have visited the site, learning about food waste, microbes and decomposition.
This pilot project is an educational program that relies on hands-on community involvement for each step in the compost process- from the collection of raw materials to the distribution of finished compost. Each week, an average of 150 customers deposit acceptable food scraps at the farmers market’s “Compost Booth”. On Sunday mornings, these materials are processed by a group of volunteers on the compost site located just downt he road from the market location. Finished compost is distributed to gardeners at the farmers market and the process of growing more food continues! Participants learn about best management practices for composting while helping to create a more resilient local food system.
Visit the Compost Booth (purple tent) at the market to:
- Find out how to begin composting your household’s kitchen scraps
- Ask questions about your own backyard compost system