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Tucson CSA Now Accepts SNAP/EBT

August 15, 2021

There’s a new way to buy local food at Tucson CSA! We now accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/EBT cards for food items in the CSA Shop. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is proven to be the most effective food assistance benefit program for reducing hunger. Accepting SNAP allows us to make the local,… Read more »

Managing Wet Produce

Plants need water, it’s true – but monsoon rains can cause damage, make “dry” produce wet, and coat our veggies with mud. Not to worry! If you notice that your CSA produce has been affected by the wet conditions, there’s plenty you can do to clean, dry, and store it properly. If your melon, corn, cucumber,… Read more »

Monsoon Season on the Farm

For Arizona farmers, summer monsoons are more than just reprieve from the intense heat – the health of their crops depends on the annual rainfall. After two years of drought, our farmers at Sleeping Frog Farms and Crooked Sky Farms are relieved by the wet summer we’ve had this year.  A good monsoon season means… Read more »


August 8, 2021

The eggplant is a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family like the potato, the tomato as well as the tomatillo and chayote. Although we use the eggplant as a vegetable it is really a fruit. Eggplant comes in various colors, shapes and sizes. The English actually gave the fruit the name of “eggplant” referring to… Read more »

Juan Canary Melons

Canary melons are recognizable by their slightly oblong shape and their bright yellow rinds, which are waxy when the melon is ripe. Farmer Frank plants a drought tolerant Tohono O’odham variety, which is very sweet. Slightly tangier than a honeydew, the flesh of a canary melon is often pale green to white. It is often… Read more »

Honeydew Melon

The poetically-named honeydew was revered by the ancient Egyptians and later loved by Napoleon. It is high in vitamins B6 and C, folate, and potassium, and low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol. It’s sweet on the inside, too! The waxy-rinded light green to pale yellow honeydew is a variety of muskmelon along with with… Read more »


The watermelon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which includes cucumbers, melons, pumpkins and squash. Like many of its relatives, it is a sprawling vine. By weight, the watermelon is the most consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. Watermelon is thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is found… Read more »

CSA Tote Bags – FREE with donation to CS-Aid!

August 2, 2021

We launched our CS-Aid program in March of 2020 in direct response to the Covid-19 Pandemic with generous support from current members who started donating to make sure that others would not have to cancel their membership due to unforeseen financial hardship. We are happy to continue to offer support to help past, current, and… Read more »