Stop Pima County from Rolling out the Red Carpet to Monsanto

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Picture of Greenhouse

Update: The Board of Supervisors is meeting TUESDAY Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. at 130 West Congress Ave. If you can attend the meeting, please print out and hold this graphic…

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GAP vs. GroupGAP: Which is better? Which is cheaper?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our intern, Clare Healy, spent all summer researching these two farm certification programs offered by USDA. Which is cheaper? We’ve done the math, and presented it to you visually in this nice graph. Check it out!

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Everything you always wanted to know about FSMA but were afraid to ask

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The FDA’s revised Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) establishes “…science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.” While…

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PCFA Nominated for Common Ground Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

We are honored to learn that we were nominated for not one, but two “Common Ground” awards this month. Put together by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, “Common Ground recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community.”

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HB 2518 Passes!

Monday, May 16, 2016

A few days ago, HB 2518, which makes school garden food automatically approved for use in the cafeteria, was signed into law by the governor! Thanks to you for the calls you made to our representatives in support of it.

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The Turkey Police Are Coming

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Disturbing developments are afoot with regarding to urban agriculture. After all the hard work we’ve done to get this to mayor and council, there is yet again a small group of people trying to make it appear there is widespread opposition to the proposed changes.

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Food Trivia, Music, and Good Eats at La Cocina

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Think you’re a smarty pants when it comes to food? Here’s your chance to prove it, at our (second) Food Trivia Night on September 29th at La Cocina Restaurant & Bar. Join us for trivia, live music, and delicious food and drink!

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What A Victory Garden Can Be

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As our nation’s birthday draws near I find myself thinking about what food production has looked like in the past and the role it has played in our culture. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about victory gardens.

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Culinary Arts and Indigenous Foods

Monday, June 15, 2015

Having instructed in Pima Community College’s Culinary Arts program for over 10 years, I’m familiar with all the standard practices—what students need to know to survive in the restaurant industry, to open a bakery, or just to ensure they (not to mention their friends and their family!) will eat good food for the rest of their lives. But over that time…

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Urban Ag Zoning Update

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You’ve heard from us before on the City of Tucson’s proposed urban ag zoning code changes. Last time around, we were mostly supportive, but had a few lingering concerns. A specific one was around the number of small animals allowed. We worked hard with the City over the summer to address those concerns.

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