Calendar of Events

To add your event to our calendar, please email information (Title, Dates, Times, Location, Image, …) to [email protected]

Aug
15
Sat
Prescott Farmers Market
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am

We are excited to announce that our walk-through market will reopen Saturday, June 13th, from 7:30am to 12:00pm in the big lot (lots A & B combined) at Yavapai College. Due to the continued risk associated with COVID-19, this will not be the standard market we’re all used to. We have implemented significant measures to help protect the health of our customers, our vendors, and our community. Here are some things you can expect on Saturdays moving forward:

GENERAL MARKET

  • The first hour of the market will strictly be reserved for senior, disabled or immune-compromised customers.
  • More space between vendor booths will encourage social distancing.
  • Look for ground markers to indicate 6-foot spacing in high-traffic areas.
  • Masks and gloves are mandatory for staff, volunteers and vendors.
  • Hand-washing stations will be available throughout the market.
  • Vendors will be cleaning surfaces frequently.
  • Bring small bills so you can provide exact change to vendors to minimize cash handling.

PREPARED FOOD BOOTHS

  • All prepared foods are take-out only, and no condiments will be left out.
  • There will be no tables or chairs available; please take items outside of the market to eat.
  • All beverages must be sealed, no personal refills will be available, and straws will only be given out upon request.
  • No product or food samples will be given out.

FARMER BOOTHS

  • Pre-bagged produce will be offered to eliminate scales and weighing.
  • Touching products is discouraged and vendors will emphasize a “you touch it, you take it” approach.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

You can make your trip the PFM safer, healthier and more convenient for everyone by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Please send one person from your household to shop.
  • Please leave pets at home (service animals are welcome).
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance as much as possible.
  • Be aware of how many people are in each booth. Please be patient and wait until the booth is clear if 6-feet distance cannot be maintained.
  • If you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person, stay home.
  • Wash all produce thoroughly before using it.
  • Frequently wash reusable bags.
  • We are encouraging you to limit your time at the market so bring a list!

One more important request, please wear a face covering when you come to the market. Even if you feel it’s not for you, please honor the safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and their employees who have close contact with customers all day long.

For those who enjoyed our online pre-order/drive-thru pickup system, we will continue assessing the need and capacity for this option.

We want everyone who has sent us their concerns, comments, and support to know that we hear you. We share your concerns about both public health and continued access to fresh, local food. With your help, we can preserve both of these vital priorities and keep our community safe and healthy!

Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am
Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada

Join us at the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market! Saturdays May 16th to October 3rd 2020 from 8am-11am. Thank you for your kind support! We take the health and safety of our shoppers and vendors very seriously. Covid-19 precautions will be in place to insure everyones well-being.

Verde Valley Farmers Market had hoped to be able to loosen restrictions, not tighten them, but here we are. Everyone is likely aware of the significant increase in COVID cases in Arizona. We take the health and safety of our shoppers and vendors very seriously. We continue to be committed to provide local, quality food to our community and we also understand that by bringing large groups of people together that we need to take precautions to insure health and safety. Covid-19 precautions will be in place to insure everyone’s well-being, including requiring facial covering masks for all vendor and customers. Saturday, June 20, 2020 will serve as a ‘grace market’ as we let customers know we are requiring face coverings. Facial covering masks that include the nose and mouth will be mandatory beginning June 27, 2020.

The updated market rules for safety include:

1. The Market will have only one entrance and exit that will be clearly marked. The entry will be staffed by an individual who will limit customers in the Market area to no more than 20 customers at a time. Customers will be asked to wait in an orderly line outside the Market at appropriate social distances.

2. Customer Precautions will be posted at the Market entrance.

3. Customers will be required to wear a mask.

4. Customers will be required to sanitize their hands/gloves with provided hand sanitizer before entering the Market.

5. Vendor tables will be separated by at least 6 feet.

6. The Market will have a hand wash stations with jugs, basins, soap, single-use paper towels, a trash bin, hand sanitizer and spray bleach for sanitizing.

7. No vendor sampling of food or sale/consumption of food will be allowed at the Market.

8. Pets, with the exception of service animals, will not be allowed.

            Please keep in mind that those managing entrance and exit at the Market are volunteers, just following the guidelines as set forth. We are aware of the many observations and speculations regarding this situation and will appreciate the same kind and considerate treatment that our valued customers will receive from all vendors and volunteers who have made, and continue to make, the Market possible.

Save Our Stages
Aug 15 @ 6:38 pm

Independent venues are culturally significance in our society. Some of the biggest names in music like Jimi Hendrix and Elton John got their start playing at small venues across the United States. Now in 2020 they were one of the first places to close during the pandemic and they will, unfortunately, be one of the last to open back up again.

 

PromoTix is in full support of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)’s mission to #saveourstages. Right now there are two legislative acts that have been drafted to help save these venues:

  • Save Our Stages Act: if passed, would provide six months of financial support to help keep small independent venues afloat during this difficult time.
  • RESTART Act: while not directly intended for independent venues only, it is aimed at businesses with high overhead and no incoming revenue during this pandemic.

How You Can Help

If you have not done so already you can help today by emailing your legislators to show your support for our independent venuesSaveOurStages.com has made the process easy, by creating a form on their website that will send a pre-configured email to your representatives.

Aug
16
Sun
Flagstaff Farmers Market-Reopening! @ Flagstaff High School parking lot
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am
Flagstaff Farmers Market-Reopening! @ Flagstaff High School parking lot
​Shop Online
Hours: Monday 12pm- Thursday 5pm
Pick up Sundays 8-noon

-or-
Shop in Person
Flagstaff High School 400 W Elm Ave
Sundays 8-noon

 

 Shopping Online
The “SHOP NOW” button and link is only available/visible from Monday 12PM-Thurs 5PM. Pick up your purchase Sundays between 8-noon at the Flag High. *Please Note: . This gives us time to communicate with farmers and gives them time to harvest for Sunday🌱Thank you for your support!
Aug
17
Mon
Virtual Public Meeting -Extending Mineral Draw from San Francisco Peaks
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Coconino National Forest has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to extend a San Francisco Peaks mineral withdraw for an additional 20 years and is seeking public comments regarding the extension.
Public Land Order 7467 withdrew 74,689 acres in the SF Peaks/Mt Elden recreation area in 2000 from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land and mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. The order expires Oct. 15, 2020, but an extension would continue the withdrawal to protect the cultural significance, capital investments and dispersed recreation values in the defined recreation area.
BLM provided notice of application in the Federal Register on June 16, which provides the public the opportunity to comment on the withdrawal extension application.
Coconino NF will be hosting a virtual public meeting August 17 at 5 p.m., and the public can attend this online meeting by sending an email to
[email protected] with “Withdrawal” in the subject line to receive a meeting invite with an online link.
The public can also provide comments to the BLM by mail, fax, or email. All comments should be sent to the BLM Arizona State Office, One North Central, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004; faxed to 602-417-9452; or sent by email to [email protected] The BLM will not consider comments received via telephone calls.
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact BLM Land Law Examiner Sara Ferreira at 602-417-9598; by email at [email protected]; or you may contact the BLM office at the address noted above.. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
Call for Artists: Cottonwood Airport Compass Rose Contest
Aug 17 @ 9:27 pm

The City of Cottonwood Municipal Airport is calling all local artists to submit an original design for an aeronautical compass rose. The winner will paint their compass rose on the ramp at the Airport at approximately 50 feet in diameter as part of the national airmarking program. In addition to aesthetic appeal and creativity, the design must also incorporate the technical requirements of a usable compass rose. An airport compass rose is used to calibrate the aircraft’s magnetic compass. It is also often a unique airfield identifier found at many general aviation airports. Artists are encouraged to provide a design that incorporates the essence of Cottonwood. To download an informational flyer with more information including compass rose examples visit cottonwoodaz.gov/compass-rose.

Contest Rules

Eligibility: Artists must live or work in the Verde Valley. Submissions may be made by individual artists or teams. Employees of the City of Cottonwood and their families are not eligible.

Submission: Entries may be submitted as either original artwork, photos of artwork, or as digital files (EPS, JPG, or PDF are acceptable digital file formats). Entries should be accompanied by examples of previous work by artist or team.

Deadline: Entries must be received no later than noon Wednesday, September 30. Hard-copy entries may be dropped off at City Hall (827 N. Main St.). Digital entries should be sent to [email protected]

Judging: A committee comprised of City employees will select five finalists. These entries will be posted, and the Cottonwood community will be invited to vote for their favorite. Whichever entry receives the most community votes will paint their compass rose on the ramp at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport. The timeline for judging is as follows:

  • Finalists will be announced Wednesday, October 7.
  • Community voting will be conducted online through Wednesday, October 21.
  • The winner will be announced Friday, October 30.

The winning compass rose will be painted on the Airport ramp by the winning artist, with paint and supplies paid for by
the City.

Prize: The winner(s) will be taken on a ride with an aviator. A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting are slated for Friday, November 20. The winner(s) and family members will be invited to participate in the dedication ceremony conducted by the City of Cottonwood.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Aug
19
Wed
Virtual Verde River Runoff – Let the Race Begin!
Aug 19 @ 8:49 pm
Virtual Verde River Runoff - Let the Race Begin!

Run the Verde River, or join the paddle from ANY water body! September 12 through 20th, 2020.  There are multiple ways to participate in this year’s Verde River Runoff. Registrants can choose to compete by either running the 10-mile stretch of the Verde from White Bridge R.A.P. to Beasley Flat R.A.P., or to enjoy a non-competitive paddle on ANY body of water, anywhere!

All registrants are invited to fund raise for Friends of the Verde River, and will have the opportunity to receive new and EXCLUSIVE “Purdy Verde” prizes for the funds you raise. All donations will go toward supporting Friends of the Verde’s mission to sustain healthy river flows, restoring habitats and promoting community stewardship.

Aug
20
Thu
Pivoting Your Business Locals First Webinar
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

COVID-19 has caused small businesses in all industries to think differently, restructure, and expand new products and services. Is your business facing a unique challenge? Are you trying to pivot? Join Local First Arizona’s Executive Director, Thomas Barr, through this interactive bi-monthly session to talk through strategies to pivot your business. You’ll be able to share unique experiences you are facing and receive feedback from other small businesses across the state.

June 25, 9AM-10AM
July 9, 9AM-10AM
July 23, 9AM-10AM
August 6, 9AM-10AM
August 20, 9AM-10AM

Please register in advance.

Chino Valley Farmers Market @ Olsen's Grain,
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm
When: Third Thursday of the month, July through October, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Exact dates: July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15
Where: Olsen’s Grain, 344 State Route 89, Chino Valley, 86323
Description: Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) is pleased to reopen the Chino Valley Farmers Market for the summer season on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The Chino Valley market will be held monthly at Olsen’s Grain, 344 S State Route 89, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
 

Rather than a weekly market this year, we have opted for a monthly event in hopes of making it easier for more vendors to participate. The Chino Valley Farmers Market will be held on the third Thursday of the month, July through October. Market dates are July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15. Customers can find a variety of fresh vegetables, grass-fed beef, and eggs, as well as baked goods and tamales.

Due to the continued risk associated with COVID-19, PFM will implement significant safety measures to help protect the health of customers and vendors. These include, but are not limited to, hand-washing stations and booths spaced to allow for physical distancing. PFM highly encourages everyone to wear a mask.

Read more about the Chino Valley Farmers Market here: https://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org/chino-valley-farmers-market-opens-for-summer-season/. Visit the Facebook event for vendor updates, etc: https://www.facebook.com/events/2402789100021753/.
Aug
22
Sat
Prescott Farmers Market
Aug 22 @ 7:30 am

We are excited to announce that our walk-through market will reopen Saturday, June 13th, from 7:30am to 12:00pm in the big lot (lots A & B combined) at Yavapai College. Due to the continued risk associated with COVID-19, this will not be the standard market we’re all used to. We have implemented significant measures to help protect the health of our customers, our vendors, and our community. Here are some things you can expect on Saturdays moving forward:

GENERAL MARKET

  • The first hour of the market will strictly be reserved for senior, disabled or immune-compromised customers.
  • More space between vendor booths will encourage social distancing.
  • Look for ground markers to indicate 6-foot spacing in high-traffic areas.
  • Masks and gloves are mandatory for staff, volunteers and vendors.
  • Hand-washing stations will be available throughout the market.
  • Vendors will be cleaning surfaces frequently.
  • Bring small bills so you can provide exact change to vendors to minimize cash handling.

PREPARED FOOD BOOTHS

  • All prepared foods are take-out only, and no condiments will be left out.
  • There will be no tables or chairs available; please take items outside of the market to eat.
  • All beverages must be sealed, no personal refills will be available, and straws will only be given out upon request.
  • No product or food samples will be given out.

FARMER BOOTHS

  • Pre-bagged produce will be offered to eliminate scales and weighing.
  • Touching products is discouraged and vendors will emphasize a “you touch it, you take it” approach.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

You can make your trip the PFM safer, healthier and more convenient for everyone by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Please send one person from your household to shop.
  • Please leave pets at home (service animals are welcome).
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance as much as possible.
  • Be aware of how many people are in each booth. Please be patient and wait until the booth is clear if 6-feet distance cannot be maintained.
  • If you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person, stay home.
  • Wash all produce thoroughly before using it.
  • Frequently wash reusable bags.
  • We are encouraging you to limit your time at the market so bring a list!

One more important request, please wear a face covering when you come to the market. Even if you feel it’s not for you, please honor the safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors and their employees who have close contact with customers all day long.

For those who enjoyed our online pre-order/drive-thru pickup system, we will continue assessing the need and capacity for this option.

We want everyone who has sent us their concerns, comments, and support to know that we hear you. We share your concerns about both public health and continued access to fresh, local food. With your help, we can preserve both of these vital priorities and keep our community safe and healthy!