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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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August 24, 2018 - Colorful and delicious farm offerings!

  There’s lots of color in this week’s Farm Raiser Bags – supporting Cocopah Middle School SUSD PTA with a Friday afternoon delivery, and Broadmor Elementary PTA, Connolly Middle School PTO and Ward Traditional Academy with a Saturday morning delivery.   From Maya's Farm: Kale, Dandelion greens; Crooked Sky Farms: Potatoes, Okra and Squash; Blue Sky Organic Farms: Red Kale, Green Onions, Carrots; and from RhibaFarms: Eggplant and Radishes! Did you know, Dandelion Greens are delicious and great for you too! “Compared to spinach, one of our present-day “superfoods,” dandelion leaves have eight times more antioxidants, two times more calcium, three times more Vitamin A, and five times more vitamin K and vitamin E.” (Eating on the Wild Side by Jo...

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