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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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How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes

When it comes to home gardening, tomatoes are one of the plants that everyone seems to want to grow.  They are nutritious, delicious, and you can grow a lot of them in a small amount of space.   You can make … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Tomatoes

Tomatoes may be the most complex vegetable in our refrigerator. For starters, they aren’t really a vegetable at all, at least botanically. But as members of the nightshade family, they are considered vegetables for cooking purposes and in the eyes of the law.

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