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Voices of Arizona Farmers Markets: Hassayampa Vineyard and Farm at the Prescott Farmers Market

My farm is located in Kirkland, Arizona. My farm is… I guess I would call it a family farm. My husband and I are the managers of the farm. The actual vegetable garden is about an acre and a half. And we have about half an acre of produce of fruit trees. My husband and I have been managing this farm for two years, and we ran our own farm for five years prior, so seven years total. We’ve been selling at this market since 2010. My favorite thing is having a relationship with customers at the market and seeing people over the years and getting to know them and getting to know what food they like and how they cook and working with them.

I think Double Up Food Bucks has helped sell more produce, especially the families and people that I haven’t seen at the market, so it brought a lot of new faces, which is really exciting to see, children to be eating out produce. I think it is awesome. I hope people know about Double Up Food Bucks and use it more, cause it is a really cool thing for the farmers because we can provide more produce to the people that want it.

In October, it is mostly the winter squashes, a lot of the storage crops, onion and garlic we still have. It is kind of the tail end of our pepper season. A lot of other farmers have beets and carrots, and going into the cooler season crops like leafy greens and lettuces. My favorite recipe is kind of goes for all the winter squash. I do sort of the same thing for each type of winter squash, cook it the same, whether it is a kabocha squash or butternut. I cut them up into one-inch cubes and roast them in the oven. And I like to put them in a cast iron pan with a lid or some kind of pan that can go in the oven with a lid, with olive oil and salts and some herbs, depending on how I am feeling, whether I put like cumin and paprika in it or French types herbs together. Then just roast it for about 45 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees. And then just eat it.


SNAP, Food Stamp Recipients Can Shop Farmers Markets Through Fresh Access Program

The program called fresh access gives snap and food stamp recipients a way to shop at local farmers markets Rick Dayton explains have a program which is set up through a Pittsburgh organization called just harvest makes it easy to get more for less it’s new at 4:00 a Pittsburgh tradition is back and fresher than ever there’s nothing else they can compare to it you know fresh vegetables and flowers re pre shopped the farmers market at Market Square opened at 10:00 a.m. it will be in town every Thursday until the end of October the best nutrition best flavor best quality when you get it right from the farm you’re supporting small businesses your community and the product can be needed that’s because it goes from the garden or the orchard and straight into your hands we try to reach out to all different communities so we want to make sure that each community has access to fresh grown produce now on our farm we try to pick and sell everything within 24 hours when you fall in love with a farmers market it’s kind of hard to break the habit it’s just a passion I have in life and when I got involved with just harvest several years ago the fresh access program was expanding to the other markets so many people know about the farmers market 14th year that it’s been in downtown Pittsburgh but it’s more than just fruits and vegetables you can buy flowers you can buy plants but also now with food stamps and EBT cards for five dollars worth of fruits and vegetables you end up getting an extra two by using your card for people who have EBT cards for every five dollars that they put on their EBT card they are eligible to get a coupon for two dollars free which can only be used on fresh produce which means more wholesome goodness for less money Rick dick kdka-tv news