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    Hand Picked Produce
    Hand Picked Produce offers the best selection of pesticide free, naturally grown and organic products at markets in Tucson, Marana and surrounding areas.

    "We are gatherers not growers" says Gilbert Mejias. the founder and owner of Hand Picked Produce. "We gather the very best products, whenever possible from local growers, to offer our customers the best selection of pesticide free, naturally grown and organic foods. Our goal is to promote the same ethic with growers on either side of the border"

    At Hand Picked Produce you will find locally grown tomatoes side by side with mangos and pineapple. We work with our growers to find healthy and safe foods that our customers will be proud to feed their families.

    Small growers everywhere feel the pressure to adopt commercial growers practices to be competitive and stay profitable. This means more pesticides, more dependence on GE crops. One of our goals is to offer these growers access to new markets.

    We also see a need for consumer education. Because there is so much confusion about terms like GMO vs GE. certified organic, naturally grown and because the Department of Agriculture's regulations can be so confusing we find ourselves in a position to help our customers navigate and understand those terms so that they can make the most informed choices for their families.
    Harris Heritage Growers
    We are a small U-Pick family farm open from July - October 31st for veggie picking. We usually have eggs, and farm raised meat chickens for sale all year.
    Pick it your self veggies right out of the field. Also a small shop filled with paintings, handcrafted wood items, crafts, hand made jewelry and much more.
    Larry's Vegetables
    Larry and Eunice are “getting fresh with your veggies.” Larry’s Veggies Marana grows according to the seasons and the garden dictates when each crop is ready to go to market. All produce is picked within 24-48 hours prior to market. Come visit them at the market and enjoy fresh, healthy eating!!
    Ramona Farms is an Akimel O’Odham-owned business located on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Ramona and her husband Terry have been farming land there in Sacaton, Arizona for over forty years. The “Ramona Farms” line of products includes Wheat Berries, Wheat Pinoles, Wheat Flour, Corn Pinole, Cornmeal, Corn Flour, Corn Grits, Cornmeal, Corn Polenta, Black Eyed Peas, Garbanzo Beans as well as Black, Brown and White Tepary Beans. The products are grown, harvested, processed, packaged and shipped to you direct from the farm in Sacaton, Arizona. Wholesome, delicious and nutritious NON-GMO foods, grown without pesticides and herbicides, these products have been the cornerstone of the diet in our communities for thousands of years. Our community farmers have grown these crops and shared them with their families, neighbors and friends for centuries and our local trading posts carried these products to feed our people. Use online keycode EDBAJ15 for a 15% product discount on online orders of $10.00 or more. Shipping not subject to discount. Offer expires 10/31/2017.
    Rattlebox Farm
    Rattlebox Farm is a small 4.5 acre farm on the southeast edge of Tucson, AZ. We grow 45 varieties of vegetables and have a CSA and sell at farmers' market.

    Rattlebox Farm is co-owned and farmed by Dana Helfer and Paul Buseck. We started our farming business in Tucson in 2009 with a multi-plot urban farm (called Menlo Farms) in three west side neighborhoods of Tucson. In 2013 we found our permanent home on the south east edge of town near the Pantano Wash. Here we grow vegetables and raise our two children. While we now farm one field of an acre, we plan to expand over time.

    We sell our produce through a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), a weekly farmers’ market stand, wholesale and though our local farmers’ cooperative. We farm with love and care using organic methods that build and maintain healthy soil. Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown and we are always trying to learn better ways of farming.

    Some of our practices include:
    * Using drip irrigation, dense planting, row cover, and earthworks to reduce water use.
    * Using compost, earthworms and minimal tillage to build and maintain healthy soil.
    * We do not use any herbicides or synthetic pesticides
    * Addressing insect issues first through preventative measures such as covering our plants with row cover, pruning individual plants, trapping and hand control.
    *Restoring pollinator habitat and a buffer around our field with native desert plants.

    OUR MISSION is to improve the health, well being, and beauty of our community by:
    * growing real food,
    * demonstrating methods of farming that respect our desert home,
    * nurturing our local food system and new farmers, and,
    * keeping our farm small yet still be economically viable for two full-time farmers.

    What is a "Rattlebox"?
    "Rattlebox" is a common name for a native yellow wildflower called Desert Senna (Senna covesii). The senna is a leguminous plant (like peas, beans and lentils) and - like other plants in its family - it has a seed pod that “rattles” when the seeds are dry. Legumes play an important role on our farm as we plant legumes (mostly cow peas) as cover crops which provide a majority of organic matter and nutrients for our soil and plants.

    Our logo artwork features the Desert Senna and is a paper cut made by the talented Kimi Eisele.

    About the Farmers
    We are Dana Helfer and Paul Buseck, and we each have more than 20 years experience in the fields of farming, food systems and community development. We feel lucky to have called Tucson home for over 12 years. We are passionate about the beauty of the Sonora Desert and building the community and political infrastructure to support small-scale agriculture. Dana was raised in Denver, Colorado, Paul in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to starting our family farm, Dana worked at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and was responsible for building a home gardening program and a 10-acre production and education farm.
    Paul's interest in agriculture started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, Africa. Prior to farming, Paul worked at Tohono O’odham Community College and was responsible for developing academic programs in agriculture and natural resources as well as agriculture extension programs. Dana has an M.S. in Community and Regional Development and Paul has a M.S. in International Agricultural Development, both from the University of California at Davis.
    San Xavier Co-op Farm
    The San Xavier Co-Op Farm is committed to healthy farming practices and growing traditional crops to support the cultural and environmental values of its community. Presently the Farm produces quality, chemical-free alfalfa hay and some traditional crops such as tepary beans, 60-day corn, squash, peas, chilies, devil’s claw and mesquite flour. The Co-Op Farm is a tribally chartered organization of allottee landowners on the San Xavier Indian Reservation. The sale of our product and produce support the revival of traditional foods for the Tohono O’odham People.

    The San Xavier Cooperative Association envisions a farm committed to sustainable farming practices that support economic development in the community. Visit our farm store.

    The logo for the San Xavier Co-op Farm was designed by Clifford Pablo, an allottee, one of the founders of the Cooperative and the first farm manager. The logo is a shield with a traditional planting stick and feathers for blessing. The central sprouting seed, "New Life" is surrounded by our native seed varieties of beans, corn, melon and squash. The four sections stand for the four directions and the four seasons which contain the cycles of the sun, rain, moon and wildlife. The birds and bugs are also symbols of destructive and helpful natural forces. The balance of all these elements is what brings success to the seeding and the farm.
    SouthWinds Farm
    SouthWinds Farm is a small farm dedicated to growing delicious healthy foods, using organic and sustainable methods. Our farm runs primarily on solar energy.

    Located in the San Pedro Valley, near Benson, we strive to provide the freshest, highest quality vegetables and fruit to our customers.

    We welcome your feedback—and please let us know if you'd like more information about our farm.

    Where We Sell
    SUNDAY
    8am - 12noon
    Rillito Park Farmers Market*
    4502 N 1st Avenue in Tucson

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30am - 12:30pm
    Green Valley Farmers Market
    Highway 19 - Esperanza Exit


    CSA COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
    See our website for more information

    Restaurants We Supply
    The Coronet
    402 E 9th Street in Tucson

    Augustín Kitchen
    100 S Avenida del Convento in Tucson

    EXO
    403 N 6th Avenue in Tucson
    Wholesum Harvest
    Nearly three decades of growing the finest organic Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Eggplant, and Squash.

    Growing organically, sustainably, responsibly and ethically. We are real people growing true food.

    For over 90 years the Crisantes family has grown quality crops and sold with the utmost integrity. You have come to expect the quality, freshness and flavors that our organic produce consistently delivers.

    Fair trade certified, organic and sustainably grown.

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