Answers to all your questions
Where are you located?
Find us every Saturday at:
Dignity Health, YRMC Miller Valley Lot (SW Corner of Miller Valley & Iron Springs)
900 Iron Springs Road Prescott, AZ 86301
November through March 9:30am – 1:00 pm
April through October 7:30am – 12:00pm
Which vendors are scheduled to attend?
See a full list of all PFM vendors. Not every vendor attends both seasons, nor does every vendor attend each market.
Vendor schedules are subject to change; however, we do our best to keep the anticipated schedule up to date on the website. Check our calendar to see who is attending.
If you want to contact a vendor not in attendance, visit their vendor profile and contact them directly.
What are some pro tips for shopping at PFM?
- Using exact change/small bills is encouraged when paying with cash. Bank debit/credit cards are accepted by some vendors and can be used at the Information Booth to buy tokens. Sorry, PFM does not accept American Express.
- Bring your own grocery and produce bags, cart or basket. PFM reusable totes and canvas bags are sold at the Information Booth. Or stop by our Sustainability Booth to borrow a reusable tote, produce bag and/or mug.
- Shop early for the best selection.
- Produce is seasonal, so buy it when you see it. Ask the farmer how much longer it will be available.
- Ask questions about the products – know your food.
- Meet and get to know the farmers. They’ll teach you how to use produce that is unfamiliar and offer recipe suggestions and storage tips.
- Bring a cooler with ice or a cold pack during the hot months. Insulated totes are sometimes sold at the Information Booth.
- All meats are sold frozen.
Enjoy shopping local and seasonal. Be inspired to try new things!
Can I bring my dog to the market?
No. Pets are not allowed at PFM. As much as we love furry friends and understand they are considered part of the family, our first priority at the market is the physical safety of our customers and the safety of our vendors’ food products.
ADA service dogs specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. A support dog does not qualify as an ADA service dog.
Can I use my credit or debit card at the market?
Some vendors accept credit/debit cards. For those who don’t, we have you covered! For regular market purchases, PFM will accept credit and debit cards and provide shoppers with wooden green tokens. Sorry, PFM does not accept American Express.
- Tokens are available in $1 and $5 increments at the Information Booth.
- A $1 bank charge will be added to each transaction under $100.
- There are no restrictions on what can be bought with the green tokens; treat them just like cash at all vendor booths.
- All vendors accept green wooden tokens and give full cash change at the time of purchase.
- Tokens have no expiration date.
- Tokens cannot be refunded for cash once purchased from the Information Booth.
What are FMNP and WIC vouchers and does PFM accept them?
PFM is proud to be an approved farmers market for the Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) which provides eligible low-income seniors with $100 ($50 FMNP + $50 FMNP Match coupons), and every eligible household member receiving WIC benefits with $80 ($30 FMNP + $50 FMNP Match coupons), worth of farmers market coupons to buy Arizona-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Each coupon booklet contains increments of $5 coupons. Participants can pick up coupons once per year at the PFM Information Booth.
In order to use FMNP coupons (either WIC or Senior) appropriately, look for the signs posted at participating farmer booths. The following farmers can accept these coupons:
Do you accept SNAP? What’s Double Up?
Yes, we accept SNAP! Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) tokens are available at the Information Booth. Market staff will swipe your EBT card for the amount you choose and give you $1 tokens. SNAP tokens are blue and can only be used to purchase cold food and drinks. Ask PFM staff if you have questions about what items you can or cannot purchase. Vendors are not able to give change on SNAP purchases, so consider bringing pocket change.
Yes, we participate in Double Up Food Bucks Arizona! Double Up silver tokens are available at the Information Booth. After you swipe your EBT card, market staff will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for your SNAP dollars at the market. For example, if a family swipes their EBT card for $30 in SNAP dollars at the market, they receive an additional $30 in Double Up tokens to spend on fresh Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables. Families can bring home $60 worth of healthy food for $30. The Double Up limit used to be $20 but is now unlimited until further notice.
Double Up tokens are silver and can only be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Ask PFM staff if you have questions about what you can or cannot purchase or look for the Double Up signs at qualified vendor booths. Vendors are not able to give change on Double Up token purchases, so consider bringing pocket change. Learn more about the Double Up Arizona program here.
Does PFM operate all the farmers markets in the area?
No. PFM currently operates one year-round market in Prescott on Saturdays at 900 Iron Springs Road. In the past we have operated in other locations in Prescott, additional markets in Prescott Valley, as well as summer markets in Downtown Prescott and Chino Valley.
PFM is a producer-only market. This means vendors must grow or raise everything sold at market within Arizona. In the instance of processed foods and crafts, vendors must make everything they sell at the market using a percentage of AZ-grown ingredients. Preference is given to farmers and ranchers operating within Yavapai County. By maintaining these strict standards, PFM supports local agriculture by providing a market through which small-scale farmers can sell their goods.
PFM does not operate other farmers markets, food truck events or craft fairs.
How long has PFM been in operation?
Prescott Farmers Market began in 1997 with just a few farmers and lots of energy and enthusiasm. Today, the PFM non-profit organization operates a year-round schedule and has over 60 vendors at the Prescott summer and winter market. See our vendors here. Thousands of customers visit our markets for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and locally crafted artisan foods. We are proud to support local agriculture by bringing you the highest quality locally grown food – sold directly by the growers.
How is the operation of PFM funded?
PFM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated by paid staff and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The organization is funded through grants, vendor fees, fundraising events, donations, and countless hours of volunteer time.
How do I become a PFM vendor?
PFM accepts online vendor interest forms for farmers, small growers/gardeners, prepared food/agricultural craft vendors and non-profit organizations throughout the season. If invited to apply, new vendor applications are sent prior to the beginning of each market season, typically March and October. To find details regarding the full process of becoming a vendor, including PFM Rules and Regulations, visit here.
How do I become a PFM Guest Artist?
PFM invites local artists to attend the market for a limited number of time per season as our “Guest Artist”. Applications are sent prior to the beginning of each market season, typically March and October. If you have questions about the Guest Artist program or would like to be added to the list to receive an application, please email us.
How do I become a PFM volunteer?
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of our mission and we simply couldn’t operate and continue to grow without them. PFM is more than just a marketplace; it is a meeting place for friends and neighbors, a hub for community resources, and an opportunity for customers to meet the people growing and preparing their food. Volunteering at PFM means supporting your community and neighbors and advocating for our local economy and food system. Our wonderful volunteer base allows us to meet these goals and more. If you are interested in becoming a PFM volunteer, please visit the Volunteer section to learn more.