Tag Archives: Tomatoes

The T on Tomatoes 

 Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director  Let’s talk tomatoes, the world’s most popular fruit and in Arizona too! The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Arizona hosting 61 acres of tomatoes grown in the … Continue reading

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Functional Foods Without any Assembly Required

By Kevin Dietmeyer, Recent Arizona State University Nutrition Student   When you buy something it’s important to you that it’s functional, right?  You want something that works and if there’s some assembly required then the functionality of that product is … Continue reading

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What’s in Season in May?

It’s May which means Mother’s Day brunches, Memorial Day cookouts, and even more Arizona-grown delicious fruits and vegetables to your local farmers’ markets and grocery store aisles. This time of year it is even easier than ever to find locally … Continue reading

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50 Things to Do with Peas

Although most people consider the green pea to be a vegetable, it is actually a fruit. This is even stranger when you consider that it is a plant that prefers colder weather, which is unusual for fruit plants. The edible … Continue reading

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Ask a Farmer: Why are Tomatoes Picked Green in Commercial Production?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #8 “Why are tomatoes picked green in commercial production?”    This is a great question! Thank you for the opportunity to share some of our expertise. The fruit is … Continue reading

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