What a way to kick off the year for Double Up Food Bucks Arizona! Last week, we launched the program at the Best Farmers Market corner store in Phoenix. This is the first time Double Up Food Bucks will be available in a store setting in Arizona.
2018 was a wonderful year for Double Up Food Bucks Arizona! The program expanded into new markets, stimulated local economies across Arizona, and so much more. Here are just a few of our favorite highlights:
Double Up Food Bucks is the gift that keeps on giving all year round! With more locations opening each year, farmers, customers, and communities benefit from this wonderful program. Visit a Double Up market today to stock up on seasonal produce, stretch your food dollars, and get to know your local farmers.
Hay tantas clases de frutas y verduras deliciosas cosechadas a través de Arizona, pero un grupo de cultivos es extra especial: frutas y verduras indígenas! Usted puede hallar toneladas de productos que son nativos a Arizona en su mercado de agricultores favorito-nopales, vainas de frijol Mesquite, elote, frijoles, calabaza, fruta de pera espinosa, y más, todas tienen una historia rica basada en los diversos paisajes historiales de nuestro estado y su clima. El sustento en el desierto requiere tiempo y cuidado. Aprender en cuanto a estas plantas nos puede enseñar sobre nuestra cultura local, nuestro ambiente y sistemas alimentarias, y la importancia de agricultura sustentable.
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.
Changes are coming to Double Up markets across the state! As it shifts from summer to fall, several markets are opening, closing, or changing their hours. Find out what’s happening with your favorite market.
October is National Farm to School Month, and everyone can celebrate it! Farm to School is a national movement that helps connect kids to healthy, local foods while also supporting local farmers and building communities. From taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom, to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, more than 42,000 schools participate in Farm to School efforts. Check out the video below to learn more about Farm to School in Arizona and across the country!
September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino people and communities!
Farmers markets are so much more than a place to buy food – they also help cultivate strong community bonds and provide a space for community members to stay active and engaged. Markets all over Arizona have activities, events, and resources to get your family involved! Here are a few activities coming up at local Double Up markets:
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.
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