Posts in Farmers Market
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY WITH DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS!

Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is proud to celebrate Earth Day! We only have one planet to call home, and it’s everyone’s job to keep it happy and healthy. When you use Double Up Food Bucks at participating markets, you are nourishing the planet and helping to make every day Earth Day in our beautiful state. Here are a few ways you can celebrate with us:

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CELEBRATE ST. PATTY’S DAY WITH IN-SEASON GREENS!

St. Patrick's Day is this weekend, and Double Up Arizona is celebrating with some of our favorite in-season greens! It’s the perfect time of year to explore different types of greens like spinach, Swiss chard, kale and much more. Look for these delicious and nutritious greens at your neighborhood farmers market, and Double Up on your favorite ones for an extra special St. Patty’s Day! 

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DOUBLE UP TIPS: PLANNING MEALS FOR ONE OR TWO

Finding recipes for one or two people can sometimes be a challenge. Double Up knows that food waste is an important factor in stretching your food dollars, and we want to help smaller households avoid this the best they can. It’s easier to eat well and cut down on food waste if you have a plan! Take a look at some of these tips and ideas for planning meals for one to two people.

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DOUBLE UP TIPS: STRETCHING YOUR MONTHLY FOOD BUDGET

Stretching your food budget from month to month can be a challenge. Double Up Food Bucks is here to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to make your SNAP/EBT last longer, and how get more out of the money you’re spending. Time, budget and more can affect how long monthly SNAP/EBT benefits can last. On average, people get about $125 dollars per month in SNAP/EBT, and sometimes this amount can be as little as $15 dollars or less. With such a wide range of budgets, these tips can be adjusted accordingly. Take a look and see what works best for you!

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INDIGENOUS FOODS: CONNECTING WITH YOUR LOCAL CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

There are so many kinds of delicious produce grown across Arizona, but one group of crops is extra special: indigenous fruits and vegetables! You can find tons of produce that is native to Arizona at your favorite farmers market – cactus, mesquite bean pods, corn, beans, squash, prickly pear fruit and more all have a rich history based in our state’s diverse landscape and climate. Sustenance in the desert requires time and care. Learning about these plants can teach us about our local culture, our environment and food systems, and the importance of sustainable farming.

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DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS TIPS: EATING WITH THE SEASONS

All year round, Arizona farmers markets are filled with delicious, locally-grown produce. Since our diverse climate has such great growing potential, this is the perfect place to take advantage of the benefits of shopping and eating with seasonal foods in mind. Eating with the seasons is a wonderful way to explore your local food culture, get the freshest produce possible, and also support your local farmers.

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TRICK OR TREAT! HEALTHY HALLOWEEN SNACKS

Halloween is right around the corner! Everyone loves tasty treats during this fun holiday, but sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with delicious and nutritious ideas for festive snacks. Put a twist on your treats with these three easy recipes! Whether it’s for a Halloween party or a night in with the family, these are sure to wow everyone. Double Up on the fruits and veggies you’ll need at a participating market near you

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