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Volunteer Spotlight – Stefanie Lukomski

May 16, 2022

Have you always called Tucson home? I wish…My husband and I moved our 3 boys here in May of 2020 from Wisconsin. We lived in Wisconsin our whole lives. My dad retired to Tucson a few years back and after coming to visit for Christmas in 2018, and realizing the kids could play outside all… Read more »

Cookbook Swap, Book Bike & Seed library this week

April 24, 2022

Are you looking for some cooking inspiration? Want to find something different to spark your cooking/fermenting/baking interests? Looking for an interesting book to read over the summer? Or, do you have some old cookbooks that you no longer use? Bring your cookbooks to the CSA pick-up this week and/or find a new one (or two!)… Read more »

Welcome Common Ground Farm to Tucson CSA!

April 11, 2022

About nine months ago a seed was planted…and not what you are thinking. In this case, it was the plan for a new farm at the old Buckelew Farms land on Highway 86 just 20 miles west of Tucson. After months of planning, planting, and nourishing, they are proud to deliver and you will receive… Read more »

Happy 18th Anniversary Tucson CSA!

April 4, 2022

Eighteen years ago Tucson CSA founder, Philippe Waterinckx started working with Frank Martin at Crooked Sky farms, hosting a small CSA pick up on his porch in the spring of 2004. We say the CSA grew ‘organically’ with producers, members, volunteers and even musicians joining the fold along the way. Today, many of the original… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Paula Redinger

Have you always called Tucson home? I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere else, but no.  I’ve been here since the mid 90’s, however I’ve lived the rest of my life on the East Coast: CT, Boston, and Miami. When did you start volunteering with the CSA? Forever ago and then some?  I started… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Kelli Lycke

March 21, 2022

Have you always called Tucson home? I moved to Tucson in the summer of 2018 when I started my doctoral program at the UofA. I am originally from Kansas City, but I moved here from Albuquerque. I’ve moved a lot in my life; I have also lived in Monterrey, CA, Fayetteville, NC, Bogota CO, and Nocona… Read more »

Spring Plant Starts and Worm Castings!

March 14, 2022

This week, we’ll be getting Paul Robeson tomato plant starts in our shares! It’s always fun to get a chance to plant some of what the farm is growing and certainly makes us appreciate the effort that goes into raising our food for us. If you want a little extra boost getting your tomato established… Read more »

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The Power of Purple: Visiting Crooked Sky Farm

March 11, 2022

While the color purple may be a rare sight in nature, it was wonderfully overwhelming when Sara and I visited Farmer Frank at Crooked Sky Farms recently. For those who have never been, or maybe it has been a few years, the farm is like an oasis in an encircling industrial land. Over the years,… Read more »

A Week at My Table: by Stefanie Lukomski

March 7, 2022

It is not always the case, but this past week was a “good-use-of-food week” for us. Our typical schedule has me running my 3 boys straight from school on the far east side of Tucson to the UA for swim practice and to El Grupo for bike practice. On nights that we carpool, I am… Read more »

A Week at My Table: by Paula Redinger

February 21, 2022

A snapshot of what it’s like in one of our busy volunteer’s kitchens during a typical week With work back and seemingly trying to make up for lost time, the languid COVID-furlough days of making elaborate layered lasagnas of homemade pasta and CSA greens have evaporated like a dream (or COVID nightmare, depending on the… Read more »