Two days until the food safety day of action! Find out how to get involved

The National Day of Action to Save Local Farms is in two days! On Wednesday, Arizona farmers gathered at the Conspiracy Co-op in Tuscon, AZ to tell the FDA how new rules will affect their operations. 64 events are being held in 28 states across the country. Farmers and farming supporters are gathering at annual mixers, informal potlucks, farmers markets and even classrooms to talk about how these regulations will impact beginning farmers and to influence... Read More

A Farm By and For Youth in Tucson, Arizona

Nestled a stone’s throw from the Rillito River lies an urban farm built by and for youth in Tucson, Arizona.  Before Tucson Village Farm broke ground, founder Leza Carter worked at a multitude of school gardens.  In January of 2010, armed with a strong understanding of the benefits and constraints of the traditional school garden model, Leza decided to start a new type of youth garden with three goals in mind: to encourage children to experience... Read More

Bringing Food to Desert Tables at Sleeping Frog Farms

Nestled in the San Pedro River Valley, just outside of Cascabel, Arizona, lies 75 acres of farmland with over a thousand chickens, a couple of goats, five WWOOFERs and Debbie, Adam, Clay, and CJ — the dynamic quartet who own and manage Sleeping Frog Farms. Starting with a row of fava beans and a greenhouse nabbed from Craigslist for $500, Sleeping Frog Farms first broke ground four years ago on a small parcel of land–a former horse pasture–north... Read More