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.
Todo el año entero, los mercados de agricultores de Arizona están llenos de frutas y verduras deliciosas, crecidos localmente. Ya que nuestro clima diverso tiene un potencial tan grande de crecimiento, este es el lugar perfecto para tomar ventaja de los beneficios de ir de compras y comer con alimentos estacionales en mente. Comer con las estaciones es una manera maravillosa de explorar la cultura alimentaria local, obtener el producto más fresco posible, y también apoyar a sus granjeros locales.
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.
Los cambios están llegando a los mercados Double Up a través del estado! A medida que se desplaza verano a otoño, varios mercados estarán abriendo, cerrando, o cambiando sus horarios. Descubra los que está pasando en su mercado favorito.
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!
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.
Temperatures have warmed up across the state, and that means there are new in-season fruits and vegetables you can bring home from your favorite farmers markets. Buying in-season produce is a great way to get the most bang for your buck -- it often costs less than other produce because farmers have abundance of it, and it’s also at the peak of its ripeness and flavor.
Check out this graphic to see what’s in season now. Keep an eye out for these summer finds, and don’t forget to Double Up on them at a participating farmers market near you!
There are tons of delicious fruits and vegetables in season right now at farmers markets across Arizona, and with a few tips and tricks, you can enjoy these summer flavors all year long! Double Up on all of your favorite summer produce, and enjoy it later with the help of these preserving recipes and tips:
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