Local Food

Fun at the farmer’s market

March 18, 2012
gilbert farmers market

We finally made it over to the Gilbert Farmer’s Market yesterday morning.  It was a perfect day to check out the local food scene and chat with farmers and artisans. We made a quick loop around to see who was there.  We saw everything from organic produce and fresh eggs to handmade pasta and artisan […]

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How to eat in season

July 26, 2011

Photo by ashbstarr photography You’ve probably heard that it’s best to eat produce that is in season.  Not only do fruits and vegetables taste better when they are freshly picked, but you can also find produce that is locally grown and hasn’t had to travel thousands of miles to get to your plate.  Plus, when […]

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Fresh Farm Pickings – Our Agritopia Haul

June 11, 2011

The reason you haven’t seen a Bountiful Baskets post in a few weeks is because we have been taking full advantage of living down the street from an organic farm.  Agritopia has been having U-Pick events every Saturday and will for the next few weeks while there are still veggies in the ground and fruit […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Farm Fresh

May 30, 2011

Late Saturday morning, after picking up our Bountiful Basket and jumping into the pool for swimming lessons, the kids and I headed over to Agritopia for their u-pick event.  Agritopia is a community centered around a working urban farm.  We drive by it almost every day and even walk along the paths between the community […]

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Our Trip to Joe’s Farm Grill

February 12, 2011

Most of you know that we are moving to Phoenix at the end of the month for a new career adventure.  Last month, we drove up to look at some houses and ended up at Joe’s Farm Grill.  If you haven’t heard of it (you  may have seen it on Diners Drive-ins and Dives), they […]

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First Taste from the Garden

June 8, 2010

This week we had our first taste from our garden!  Two beautiful yellow pear tomatoes were perfectly ripe and ready to be picked.  I took Joe out to the garden with me.  He was very excited to taste something that we had grown ourselves.   I let him pick the first one. He takes a […]

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Park Place Farmers Market

April 8, 2010

I took the kids to check out a new farmers market yesterday at Park Place Mall in Tucson. Although we didn’t end up buying anything, we enjoyed the music and the beautiful weather. The beautiful weather and fresh local food inspired me to look into joining a CSA program or food co-op. I had thought […]

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