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Sustainability in the Southwest

Debbie Weingarten stands near a row of beets at the Sleeping Frog Farm in Benson, Ariz.(Photo by Emily Bowen)The growing movement towards local, small-scale produce production is happening in communities across the United States including in Tucson and surrounding towns. The simple relationship between a farm and a grocery store is changing the way people eat and is simultaneously benefiting the local economy.


By Emily Bowen 19 April 2011 Read Article


The Taco

The taco is much like the sandwich here in the United States. With the sandwich, you get two slices of bread and put some kind of meat along with lettuce, tomato and whatever condiments you care for. And with the taco, you get a folded tortilla, either corn or flour, insert your choice of meat and add whatever cheese and vegetables you want to complete your taco.

By Christopher J. Valverde 19 April 2011 Read Article

Native Seed Search Plants the Future

American Southwest and Native Seeds S.E.A.R.C.H. work together as one. As a team, they contribute native seeds and local goods to the people of Tucson, Ariz.

Native Seeds S.E.A.R.C.H sells and showcases native agricultural seeds, food products, crafts, books, clothing products and gifts. But that's not all they do. The non-profit conservation organization has a greater mission: to conserve, distribute and document the roles the seeds play in the southwest region.



By McKenzie Sheldon 18 April 2011 Read Article

Babylon Market Offers New Flavor to Tucson

Babylon Market, located on Speedway Boulevard, just east of Alvernon Way, opened its doors in August of 2009.  Over the past year and a half, they have expanded to offer food from a variety of different regions of the world for Tucson shoppers.  Though the shop was opened during a time when many Iraqi refugees were migrating to Tucson, co-owner Feras Rashid explains the market is targeted to all those living in Tucson. 

By Wil Rapp 14 April 2011 Read Article

Tortillería Arevalo

On a recent visit to the St. Philips Farmer's Market, my attention was drawn to the large crowd around a tortilla booth. "The mesquite tortillas are usually the first to go," said Esperanza Arevalo, owner of Tortillería Arevalo.

By Jillian Roggen 13 April 2011 Read Article

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