Buy it Best, Fresh Locally

by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Farm to table: The most glorious meal you can have.

Freshly grown are the best nutrient-dense foods. Prescott has an amazing farmers market — the farms are local and the food planted, harvested and sold season to season. These foods are the most organic you can come by.

When locally sourced, they aren’t sprayed with multiple chemicals or been packaged and shipped from out of state to your grocery store. Most local farms even let you come to their location. The more you can shop for your groceries at the farmers market, the better!

The Prescott Farmers Market is Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 900 Iron Springs Road. There’s all kinds of good information on the website, so visit www.prescottfarmersmarket.org.

Scout out the chefs and restaurants here in Prescott that source ingredients and menu choices straight from local farms.

Two of my favorite farms are:

  • Whipstone Farms, which does community supported agriculture (csa) shares, at 21640 Juniper Ridge Road, Paulden.
  • L Bell ranch (delicious meat), 987 Ferguson Valley Road.

If you are reading this and haven’t been to the market yet, do yourself a favor and make your next home-cooked meal a true farm-to-table meal!