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Meat sales – through September

September 19, 2021

Everyone likes a good sale! And we also want to make room for some different meat selections (and turkeys!) before long. Please check out our sales on specific meat selections in the CSA Shop through September: Green Chorizo – regular $8/lb – on sale for $6.75/lb Chicken Leg Quarters – regular $8/lb – on sale… Read more »

Return and re-use of pint baskets

We are so grateful (and so are our producers) to those members who have been bringing back the little green pint baskets that we use for small tomatoes, tomatillos and the like. If you are new to the Tucson CSA, or maybe just have a stack piling up at your house (like mine!), this is… Read more »

A Note from (and for) Shelby

September 13, 2021

My dear Tucson CSA community, It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning from my position as co-director of Tucson CSA. This decision did not come lightly or easily; however, I need to prioritize my wellbeing and personal time, which have become secondary to my work. Of course, stepping away is incredibly difficult… Read more »

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Dr. Monica M. White teaches courses in environmental justice, urban agriculture, and community food systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the first African American woman to earn tenure in both the College of Agricultural Life Sciences and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Her research investigates Black, Latinx and Indigenous grassroots organizations… Read more »

How to Make Refrigerator Pickles

We’ve been getting a lot of cucumbers in our CSA shares this summer! While cucumbers make for great dips, salads, and crunchy-cool snacks, it can sometimes be difficult to finish your fourth giant Armenian cucumber in a row. That’s where refrigerator pickles come in – refrigerator pickles are quick and easy to make and don’t… Read more »

Microgreens in the CSA Shop

One of the first things that Kyle from Blanrock Farm will tell you is that he produces microgreens – not sprouts. There is plenty of dialogue to be found if you simply google microgreens vs sprouts (see a summary of the differences below). What Kyle can tell you is that he is committed to producing… Read more »

Asian Pears from Aravaipa Farms

You know you are about to experience something quite special when the pavement ends and the canyon opens up below you. Just about 1.5 hours north of central Tucson past the historic towns of Oracle and Mammoth, you find the unassuming turn-off to the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness West Entrance…and the Aravaipa Farms Orchard & Inn.… Read more »

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Oatman Farms

Whether you’re a longtime baker or just starting out, Oatman Farms’ baking mixes are a wonderful local addition to your pantry. Oatman Flats Ranch is is a family-owned Arizona farm that uses regenerative and organic farming practices to grow heritage climate-adapted crops. Those crops, like White Sonora Wheat and Blue Beard Durum, are then used… Read more »