Tag Archives: organic farming

How is Organic Food Different from Other Food?

Everyone wants to make the healthiest choices they can for their family, especially when it comes to the food they use to fill their plates.  But as terms like organic, grass-fed, free range, and all natural have started to pop up … Continue reading

Share This:
Posted in Ag Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ask a Farmer: Why are Tomatoes Picked Green in Commercial Production?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #8 “Why are tomatoes picked green in commercial production?”    This is a great question! Thank you for the opportunity to share some of our expertise. The fruit is … Continue reading

Share This:
Posted in Ask a Farmer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retail Farmer Mark Freeman Talks about Arizona Agriculture

Mark Freeman comes from a long-time, Arizona farm family and recently retired from the Mesa Fire Dept. where, among many accomplishments, he was their public information officer.

Share This:
Posted in Focus on Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ask a Farmer: Is Organic Farming Healthier?

This is the first in a series of Q & A’s that moms posed and Arizona Farmers and Ranchers have answered. Mom Wendy, raising 3 boys, asks: I hear all about organic farming and how it is healthier for you, but … Continue reading

Share This:
Posted in Ag Facts, Arizona farmers and ranchers, Ask a Farmer, Focus on Agriculture, Food Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Community Gardens Growing In Popularity in Arizona Desert

When times get tough, it seems the tough get “growing.” Community gardens – a tradition in many part of the country, especially during times of economic insecurity – are being rediscovered.

Share This:
Posted in Arizona Food and Farm Events, Food Production, In the News, Planting, Tips to Stretch Your Food Dollar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment