Farmers market draws big crowds in Show Low, Ariz.

show low farmers market4Three hours east of Phoenix, people are experiencing cooler weather and good eats at the Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk.

“We opened up the market in 2010, so we’re getting ready to finish our fifth season,” said Steve North, who oversees the Farmers’ Market & Art Walk.

The 2014 season kicked off on May 24 and has been going strong every Saturday with the last day being Sept. 27.

“When shoppers do come out to our market, what they can expect to see is over 60 vendors each week, selling a wide variety of products,” North said.

The vendors come from all over Arizona and New Mexico.

“We have local produce growers. We have local food product producers,” North said. “We have jams and jellies, breads, cookies, pies and things like that.”

Other products people can expect to see at the Festival Marketplace in downtown Show Low include grass-fed beef and worm castings that help stimulate plant growth.

show low farmer's marketBut food isn’t the only thing drawing people to the event.

Handmade art work is also on display from wine bottle holders to jewelry and paintings.

“We’re really looking at this not only is this an event that brings people to downtown Show Low, which is really what Show Low Main Street is all about, but from the business development perspective, it’s really an opportunity for us to cultivate new business,” North said.

If interested in finding out more information about the Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk or becoming a vendor, visit their Facebook page, www.showlowmainstreet.org, or call 928-532-4124.

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