Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, family, friends, and good food. But for too many Arizonans, getting the food they need isn’t always easy. Luckily, several resources across the state are working to help everyone have a happy holiday.
There are so many kinds of delicious produce grown across Arizona, but one group of crops is extra special: indigenous fruits and vegetables! You can find tons of produce that is native to Arizona at your favorite farmers market – cactus, mesquite bean pods, corn, beans, squash, prickly pear fruit and more all have a rich history based in our state’s diverse landscape and climate. Sustenance in the desert requires time and care. Learning about these plants can teach us about our local culture, our environment and food systems, and the importance of sustainable farming.
All year round, Arizona farmers markets are filled with delicious, locally-grown produce. Since our diverse climate has such great growing potential, this is the perfect place to take advantage of the benefits of shopping and eating with seasonal foods in mind. Eating with the seasons is a wonderful way to explore your local food culture, get the freshest produce possible, and also support your local farmers.
Halloween is right around the corner! Everyone loves tasty treats during this fun holiday, but sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with delicious and nutritious ideas for festive snacks. Put a twist on your treats with these three easy recipes! Whether it’s for a Halloween party or a night in with the family, these are sure to wow everyone. Double Up on the fruits and veggies you’ll need at a participating market near you!
Sometimes it can be hard to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals. There are easy ways to switch things up to make your plate more colorful, fresh, and nutritious. With all of the amazing produce options you can take advantage of with your Double Up Food Bucks, these substitutions can become part of your daily routine.
From breakfast to dessert, there is always more room on the table for fruits and vegetables.
Here at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona, we love fresh produce, and we love sharing ways to eat more of it. One of the best ways to promote healthy eating habits for your family every day is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily meals. Whether you have a picky eater at home, or you need a little help getting creative with your produce, these tips can help you add a healthy kick to any dish.
To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, we’re looking back at some of our favorite Double Up Food Bucks stories! The videos below highlight just a few of our favorite moments we’ve had at Arizona farmers markets.
It can be daunting to plan meals for the whole family, but a little bit of preparation can stretch your food dollars and save you time. Knowing what you want to eat for dinner before you go shopping will also help eliminate excess food waste, and help you stick to a weekly budget. We came up with a week’s worth of dinner recipes for you and your family to try out. With so many great options at our farmers markets, the possibilities are endless! Double Up on your produce and double down on your dinner plans with these great ideas.
It's the perfect time of year for some of our favorite foods here in Arizona. Fresh fruits and vegetables are blooming as we speak! With so many great options for fresh food, cooking from scratch can be easier than ever.
Don’t let the warm weather stop you from celebrating National Picnic Month! National Picnic Month encourages you to get out and celebrate the beautiful outdoors while enjoying great food.
Double Up on fruits and veggies at your local farmers market, then get outside with your family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful sights. Check out this graphic for tips on how to have a perfect picnic, and share your pictures with us with the #NationalPicnicMonth hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.
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