Category Archives: Farm Facts

How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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25 Really Fun Facts about Root Vegetables

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director We’re all about root vegetables. And, we have a lot to tell you about root vegetables. Here, we share some fun facts! Arizona grows nearly every kind of root vegetable that exists. The … Continue reading

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Everything About Pumpkins

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director A bit of Arizona history says that before Phoenix was officially named, locals used to call the area Pumpkinville because of all the wild pumpkins that grew in and around what we … Continue reading

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Fall Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festivals

Despite the fact that it may still be in the triple digits in the desert, fall 2019 is just around the corner. And Arizona Farm Bureau’s Fill Your Plate hopes you’re planning outdoor family outings with Arizona farms in mind. … Continue reading

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Arizona is Sweet on Apples!

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Because “Apple Month” occurs in the fall, October by the way, and Arizona families are focused on making the delicious, healthy fruit such an important part of all their fall and holiday cooking and … Continue reading

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