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‘Tis The Season for…Pop-Up Vendors

November 29, 2021

During the next three weeks of CSA share pick up, we will have some awesome local vendors set up in front of the courtyard. They will be offering a variety of products that would make great gifts for the holiday season. First up, on November 30 & December 1, we have a trifecta of vendors… Read more »

Exciting News: Double Up & Give Back

November 28, 2021

We have very exciting news here at Tucson CSA! We are now approved to accept SNAP for our 6-week produce subscriptions through the Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program. We are encouraging current members who may qualify to let us know and take advantage of this fantastic program! We are also asking for the rest… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2021

At the Tucson CSA, we are so thankful for all our members, farmers, vendors, volunteers and supporters. We hope you all had a relaxing and safe holiday…with lots of delicious food! We all know that leftovers are an integral part of Thanksgiving. Here are a couple recipes to help you use up those leftovers in… Read more »

Defrosting Turkeys

November 15, 2021

If you are taking home a turkey this week from Chiracahua Pasture Raised Meats we can’t offer you advice on how to clear out space in your fridge or freezer to accommodate the large birds, but we wish you luck! And should you brine your turkey, dry brine? Spatchcock or deep fry? We can’t give… Read more »

Oatman Farm – White Sonora Wheat Berries

Back in the summer of 2007 we puzzled over our first ever share of Wheat Berries. Grown as an experiment by Crooked Sky Farmer Frank Martin, the whole wheat grains that are the mother grain from which pasta, bread, and flour are derived, were unfamiliar to most of us. We mulled through recipes and exchanged… Read more »

Agave Pantry – Hand-crafted caramels

Having grown up in Karachi, Pakistan (a city of over 14 million people), Shazieh Gorji missed the spontaneity of the community she knew so well as a child. “People would just show up at your house,” she said, “whether you liked it or not!” Shazieh moved to Tucson in 2012 and appreciated the “space” that… Read more »

A Personal Story About Epic Chocolates

It was in 2005 that I found and joined the Tucson CSA.  It was a revelation:  the food was so fresh, it stayed alive in my refrigerator as long as my own homegrown produce.  There were other foods to buy, such as Josh’s eggs and goat cheese from Black Mesa Ranch.  When I went to… Read more »

Quince / Membrillo

October 25, 2021

Information provided by Mission Garden Origins Native to the Caucasus in Asia, quinces were most likely first introduced into the Tucson Basin by Spanish missionaries at the end of the 17th century. They flourished here and became an integral part of rural orchards and urban backyards. Historic documents make mention of a row of quince… Read more »

A Slow Shift of Seasons

October 19, 2021

The winds of change blow in what we call the current “shoulder season”. After a seemingly endless summer, the wind picks up to blow in cooler air and shorter days. And before we know it our glorious fall shifts right into winter and all its bountiful glory: leafy greens, root vegetables, lettuce heads, cabbage and… Read more »