Monsoon Storms Damage Local Farms
Extreme weather has wreaked havoc on local Prescott farms in recent weeks. One freak storm in particular tore through Paulden a couple weeks ago destroying crops and animals on the Whipstone Farm. That same storm brought a flurry of hail. Similar devastation occurred just down the road at Hernandez Farm and Ridgeview Farms which caused thousands of dollars of damage to their properties, crops, and farm animals.
All three farms expect shortages of inventory for weeks to come and ask that customers be patient and understanding as they recover. They also request the community’s support. None of these farms have reached out for donations before, but given the circumstances, each has set up online fundraising pages. The Prescott Farmers Market has been assisting the relief effort by getting the word out and helping the less tech-savvy farmers set up their fundraisers. You can help support these Prescott farms by making a donation to their fundraiser pages below:
- Whipstone Farm: com/WhipstoneFarm
- Hernandez Farm: com/HernandezFarm-887795
- Ridgeview Farm: com/RidgeviewFarms-887342
To support the local farmers through buying their goods, they can be found at the market in Prescott on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon outside Yavapai College, Prescott Valley on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. outside Harkins Theatres and Chino Valley on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. outside Olsen’s Grain. For more local Prescott news please contact Crystal Creek Builders.
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