Category Archives: On the Farm

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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Growing Healthy Minds & Appetites: The Benefits of School Gardens and Kitchens

By: Cecelia Wilken There is a growing disconnect between farms and tables around the world. With the ease of modern-day groceries and influx of fast-food restaurants around the world, many children grow up without learning the fundamentals of proper nutrition. … Continue reading

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A Visit to an Arizona Citrus Nursery

By Alexandra Pettit Greenfield Citrus Nursery is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Located in Mesa, Arizona this 30 Acre citrus farm is full of beauty and adventure. Upon arriving at the nursery you are greeted with the sweet smells … Continue reading

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Saffron, the Gold Standard of Spices

By Kevann Jordan Recent ASU Nutrition Student I was recently introduced to a new flavor at a restaurant in Pheonix, at Fuego Bistro. I ordered the Paella and was very pleasantly surprised. This dish has started my new obsession: Saffron. … Continue reading

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A Day at The Farm: Pick Your Own Produce Around Arizona

By Cecelia Wilken, Current ASU Nutrition Student One of my fondest childhood memories was heading up to Dewey, Arizona and adventuring through the Mortimer Farm pumpkin patch every October. Since then I’ve shared that tradition with my own family. Every … Continue reading

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