Monthly Archives: August 2012

Everything is Better with Butter

Attention butter-lovers, butter is back!  As people continue to cut back on fats and oils, they are making real butter their fat or oil of choice.  After years of choosing butter-alternatives like margarine in an effort to lower fat and … Continue reading

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What’s in Season in August

August brings the start of school, thunderstorms and monsoons, and relief from some of the summer heat.  It also means a whole new crop of locally grown fruits and vegetables will be available from the farmer’s market and grocery store.  … Continue reading

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Demand for Fresh, Local Food Drives Farmers’ Market Growth

The Agriculture Department said the number of farmers’ markets in its national directory has increased 9.6 percent. USDA made the announcement to kick off National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 5-11.   USDA’s directory now lists 7,864 markets, compared to the … Continue reading

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It’s National Farmer’s Market Week – Let’s Go Shopping

This year the USDA has selected the second week of August, from the 5th to the 11th, as National Farmer’s Market week in recognition of the increasingly important role farmer’s markets play in the American food supply.  Direct to consumer … Continue reading

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Tis the Season to Grill Safely

The only thing hotter than Arizona this time of year is the great local food for grilling you can get from the farmers market and grocery store.  From steak and eggplant to chicken and asparagus, Arizona farmers provide the ingredients … Continue reading

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