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So much has happened since we last talked!

New co-op members include Arrendale Farms and Sifted, a catering company... Sales have expanded to include Phoenix Elementary School District in collaboration with the Mollen Foundation... A new partnership with the Town of Gilbert Employee Wellness Initiative will result in a pilot FarmRaiser Bag program starting July 11. If all goes well it may expand to east valley residents... At the Rio Salado campus of Maricopa Community Colleges in Tempe, cafeteria diners will find co-op members' fresh and local food served each week... We continue to treasure the relationships with Litchfield Elementary School District, Concordia Charter School and Farm Express by Discovery Triangle, and are excited to work with Pivot Produce to expand the co-op's reach into southern Arizona... Best Farmers Market in...

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Co-op receives Vitalyst Health Foundation grant and support from Waste Not to grow pick-up and delivery infrastructure!

What an amazing time of community support this is for Sun Produce Co-op to help it move forward in its mission to create viable alternative distribution streams for Arizona’s smaller-scale producers and leverage cooperative branding and marketing and supply purchasing efforts. The Co-op continues to be so grateful to our members and partners, and are completely delighted to announce two new partners: Vitalyst Health Foundation AZ has provided a $10,000 grant to support the co-op to lease a refrigerated truck and pay for a driver. And to add a ripple effect to the grant, Waste NOT, a perishable food recovery organization, is allowing the Co-op to use their vehicle for pick-ups and deliveries. Today was the first delivery using the...

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September 14, 2018

Hello Farm Raiser subscribers and local food lovers! We branched out from our usual exclusive focus on Valley growers and pulled in produce from growers in Cochise County. This week we are including organic Gala apples and pinto beans grown in Willcox and the surrounding area. Check out the picture of the delicious looking meal that David Schmidt (Broadmor Elementary PTA Farmraiser subscriber) prepared from last week’s bag. If YOU have a picture or a recipe that you want to share, please send it in to sunproducecoop@gmail.com. Also, if you try any of the recipes that we attach please send us an evaluation. If it’s good, we’ll keep recommending it. If it is bad, we’ll drop it. What’s in this...

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August 31, 2018

Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! We hope you enjoy the fresh and local produce from this week’s Farm Raiser share and, remember to share some of the ways you are using the items: recipes, pictures too please! Feel free to post on the Sun Produce Co-op Facebook page or, send to sunproducecoop@gmail.com. What’s in the bag this week? Lemon Verbena or Lemon Basil, Dandelion Greens from Maya's Farm; Yard Long Beans, Okra and a medley of Summer Squash from Crooked Sky Farms; German Butterball Potatoes, Green Onions and Carrots from Blue Sky Organic Farms, and Eggplant and Moringa Leaves from RhibaFarms! Important Note: We sometimes are unable to harvest enough of a produce item to fill...

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