In 2019, City Councilwoman Samantha Crisp put the wheels in motion for a Farmers Market in Winslow.
“I wanted to start the Farmers Market as a way to not only boost our local economy a little bit, but to also provide the community with access to local fresh produce and incubate some new small businesses.”Council Woman Samantha Crisp
While it took a bit for the market to find its footing–and the right spot to host it–the city-sponsored event finally locked in and created a fun Saturday event in Winslow’s First Street Park near the gazebo.
The Farmers Market Returns!
This Saturday, June 6th kicks off the Farmers Market season! The community garden will be there with turnips, radishes, fresh herbs, and peas!
Jams & Relish!
Steph Lugo has been busy canning all kinds of goodness! At her booth, you’ll find things like Zucchini Relish, Canned Green Beans, Blueberry Lemon Jam, Carrots, Dilly Beans, and more. She may even have some gluten-free baked goods!
Linda Mansfield will once again bring her fabulous skincare products, like goat milk soaps and lotions. Plus, her delicious variety of pickled goodies! Bonus–most of her items are under 5 bucks!
We are all set and ready to go. Linda has added Orange Marmalade that is killer on biscuits, scones, etc and also for making Orange Chicken. I have Dill Pickle Relish great for burgers and dogs – especially Chicago Dogs.Dale Mansfield
Rick Morales of Enlighten Me Candle Company will bring a selection of his beautiful handmade candles.
George Gould of Bravo Company Welding and Repair will be sharpening knives and axes, so bring your dull blades and George’ll get a good edge on them again with a side of sarcasm!
You’ll also find the handiwork of Mary Nelson who makes lovely wreaths. She’ll have a selection for sale at the market, plus, she can take special orders!
Produce and Other Good Stuff
The Motor Palace Mercantile (that’s me) will have Danzeisen Dairy products, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Poblanos & Jalapenos, root veggies, strawberries, blackberries, apples and other assorted produce! Plus, Arizona-grown heritage wheat crackers and pancake flour from Hayden Mills, gluten-free Cassava Flour, organic loose leaf tea from a Phoenix herbalist, cold beverages, nut mixes and whatever else we have time to carry out! We’re excited to vend at the kickoff event and look forward to seeing you there.
Those are a few of the vendors you’ll find at the kickoff event. Come on out and…
Shop in the fresh air!
The First Street park is a lovely place to spend a Saturday morning supporting local businesses, makers, and friends. Even though it is an outdoor event, the organizers ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
See you all tomorrow!
Until next time…