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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Keep Calm and Farm On

Thursday, August 6, 2015

You may have heard that the City of Tucson is considering changes to the zoning code that would make it easier to practice urban agriculture. Exciting, right? Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so…

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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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We’re Putting the “Policy” in Food Policy Council

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

No really we meant “putting” as in “to put,” not “to putt.”  Anywho… At the April leadership council meeting, your leadership council made some difficult decisions about how…

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What the New School Garden Guidelines Mean For You

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Arizona Department of Health Services recently released their set of guidelines for school gardens.  They’re still in draft form, but even so have far-reaching consequences.   We’ll…

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