Monthly Archives: March 2015

In Time for National Oranges and Lemons Day

As if you needed an excuse to eat oranges and lemons, March 31st is National Oranges and Lemons Day. Oranges originated around 2500 B.C. somewhere in Asia. In ancient Europe, oranges were grown largely for medicinal purposes. As you already … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Zucchini

The Italians are credited for first introducing Zucchini to North America in the 1920’s. In fact, the word “zucchini” comes from the Italian word for squash, “zucca”. Here in Arizona, zucchini (one of the most popular summer squashes) is exceptionally … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Spring, Gardening Calendar

Spring, the season of hope! After all, what is a garden about if not hope for the future?   For many Americans, it is also a season of such delight that it has inspired a wealth of adages, aphorisms, and … Continue reading

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29 Arizona Farmers and Ranchers revealed why they are Arizona Farm Bureau Members…

By Julie Murphree and Justen Ollendick, Arizona Farm Bureau: I know why I’m a member of Arizona Farm Bureau: the organization supports our state’s farmers, ranchers and dairy farmers. And, if you’re reading this and you’re a member, you know … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts about Vegetable Soup

What is it about the smell of simmering vegetable soup that soothes body and soul?  Is it the fact that the vegetables represent the harvest of sweet, tangy, sometimes pungent crops ripened in good soil and the abundant sunlight of … Continue reading

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