Mother’s Day is a time to show the moms and other important women in your life just how much you care. This year, we encourage you to celebrate this special day with great food, meaningful connections, and plenty of quality time. If you’re looking for ideas or ways to spend the weekend, Double Up Food Bucks has you covered! Follow this Mother’s Day roadmap for a day full of fresh food, new experiences and lasting memories:

1. Take her to your favorite farmers market

Kick off this special day or weekend by spending the morning at your favorite farmers market. Visiting the local market is a great way to interact with your community, learn new things, and of course, double up on delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. Before you go to the market, pick out a recipe to make together and make a list of the ingredients you’ll need form the vendors. To make the most out of your haul, choose a recipe with fruits and veggies that are in season like apricots, carrots, squash, and more. If you’re a SNAP/EBT customer, don’t forget to bring home even more fresh finds with Double Up Food Bucks. 

2. Share a meal made with love

Once you’ve stocked up on all of your fresh produce, treat yourself to a delicious meal together. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time preparing a meal together and to bond over fresh, delicious food. For inspiration and recipe ideas, check out this site. These recipes are great because they incorporate in-season produce that you can double up on at a participating farmers market. 

3. Plant seeds of appreciation that will grow all year long

Break out the gloves and plant a garden together for a gift that keeps on giving! Whether your mom has an entire backyard or just a window sill, there are many options for growing a plant at home to produce her own fresh fruits or veggies. This is a great way to learn something new, laugh, and eventually produce yummy food you can enjoy together later. SNAP/EBT customers can use Double Up Food Bucks to purchase seeds and starter plants at farmers markets across the state. For gardening tips on how to grow beautiful, healthy plants this season, click here.

Happy Mother’s Day, from all of us at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona!