Category Archives: Food Production

Wonderful Watermelon

It’s officially summer and that means sweet juicy watermelon is in season! Just in time for those backyard Barbecues. Articles on watermelon: Watermelon Facts Fill Your Plate with Watermelon Juicy-Sweet, Watermelon Is The Perfect Summertime Treat Wacky for Watermelon The … Continue reading

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Our Longtime Love of Local

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director Much talk about “local” has spurred a multitude of conversations, especially during the pandemic of 2020. But, did you know, 100 years ago nearly every farmer and rancher in Arizona, and America … Continue reading

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May Showers Bring Spring Flowers: How To Grow Your Flower Garden

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communication Intern Spring has sprung and its time to start your flower garden. Even someone with the brownest thumb can design and maintain an amazing flower garden. Here is a step by step guide on how … Continue reading

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GMO Educational Effort launched by Leading Government Agencies

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   Led by the Food and Drug Administration, a multiagency effort to educate consumers about genetically modified (GMO) foods through a new “Feed Your Mind” initiative launched last month to much fanfare. … Continue reading

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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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