Monthly Archives: July 2011

Blueberries: More Bang for Your Buck

If you are looking to stretch your food dollar while offering your family healthy options for desert and snacks, you can get a big bang for your buck with blueberries.

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Baked Beans – An American Original

It is fitting that July is National Baked Bean month, allowing us to celebrate one of the few truly original American dishes alongside America’s birthday. Whether you decide to try the traditional method of cooking or opt to just pick up a can at your local grocery store, baked beans are the perfect side dish for your mid-summer celebrations.

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Arizona Farmers & Twitter

We decided to take a cue from a recent article from the Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Farmers Who Tweet. The article highlights six local farmers who utilize Twitter to communicate and educate the world about agriculture. We thought we could include those six and expand the list to Arizona and beyond!

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Focus on Agriculture: Farmer Engagement Must Move Beyond Feeding the World

Producing a bounty of U.S.-grown food to sell and share beyond our borders remains a matter of deep pride to America’s farmers and ranchers.

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5 Ways to Make Healthier French Fries

Don’t let recent news reports and recommendations get you down fry lovers! With some minor modifications and a dash of creativity, you can continue to enjoy fabulous French fries as part of a healthy diet. To find local Arizona farms where you can get potatoes, go to , click on Find a Farm Product…

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