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Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Helps Families Eat Arizona Grown Foods

By | February 26th, 2016|General, Prevention|

During the last federal fiscal year 10,490 participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program received checks from the Arizona Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, a program that has participation from ten local agencies in seven counties. The WIC moms were able to purchase $120,132 of Arizona Grown fruits and vegetables at approved farmers' markets. [...]

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Capitol Farmers Market Kicks off Tomorrow

By | January 13th, 2016|General, Prevention|

This Thursday is a big day for all of us who work in the Capitol area. It is the start of the new Capitol Farmers Market. You’ll find the market from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. along the southwest corner of 17th Avenue and Adams Street. You can shop at the new Farmers Market every Thursday from [...]

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It’s Farmer’s Market Season in AZ

By | March 7th, 2014|Prevention|

March 1 was the kickoff of the new Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition season for women and children who participate in the AZ Women, Infants and Children program.  WIC participants are beginning to receive their Farmers’ Market checks to spend for fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.  WIC moms and their kids receive [...]

AZ’s Community Planning Matrix

By | May 14th, 2013|General|

Over the last few weeks, I’ve written about how a city’s General Plan is one tool for communities to define how they want their city or town to grow and improve population health and how city planning can have a real impact.  I wrote about how community residents can use a recently developed Toolkit put [...]

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Celebrate Healthy & Sustainable Food

By | October 22nd, 2012|General|

October 24th is the 2nd annual Food Day in the US.  It’s a nationwide celebration and movement towards more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We’ve been collaboratively planning a “Phoenix Real Food Tour” with Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the The Orchard Community Learning Center garden, Tiger Mountain Foundation, Central Farmers’ Market, and the Arizona Department [...]

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Food Day

By | July 26th, 2012|General|

On October 24, 2012—and on the days and weeks before and after—thousands of Americans will gather in schools, college campuses, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals to talk about what's right and wrong with our diets and whole food system and how to fix them. Food Day unites people from all walks of life—parents, teachers, [...]

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Visit Your Local Farmers Market

By | October 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Now that the weather has finally broken here in the desert you can visit your local farmers market without having to get up at the crack of dawn. Check out our Farmers’ Market Locator to find the nearest farmers market.  Simply go to the application link and put in any address and city and push “Find Market”.  The program will [...]