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:Read More
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.Read More
It can be daunting to plan meals for the whole family, but a little bit of preparation can stretch your food dollars and save you time. Knowing what you want to eat for dinner before you go shopping will also help eliminate excess food waste, and help you stick to a weekly budget. We came up with a week’s worth of dinner recipes for you and your family to try out. With so many great options at our farmers markets, the possibilities are endless! Double Up on your produce and double down on your dinner plans with these great ideas.Read More
It's the perfect time of year for some of our favorite foods here in Arizona. Fresh fruits and vegetables are blooming as we speak! With so many great options for fresh food, cooking from scratch can be easier than ever.Read More
With all of the wonderful produce Arizona markets have to offer, it’s easy to go overboard with your Double Up Food Bucks purchases. If you find yourself unable to consume all your produce and don’t want to be wasteful, consider composting. It’s an easy way to cut down on your excess waste and keep it out of the landfill!Read More
Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is proud to celebrate Earth Day! We only get one Earth, 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.Read More
Here at Double Up Food Bucks Arizona, we’re dedicated to helping Arizonans stretch their food budgets each and every day. But stretching your food dollars is about more than comparing prices — it’s also about eating healthy amounts of nutritious food each day.Read More
For many, the New Year is a time to make resolutions to live healthier, including eating more fruits and veggies every day. Our Double Up Food Bucks “how to” guide is here to help you tackle your goals every step of the way!Read More
Once your holiday parties are over, you might find yourself with a fridge full of leftovers, including all the fruits and veggies you doubled up on at your local farmers market. Think twice before you toss them – leftovers can be just as exciting and delicious as the meal itself, and using them can help eliminate food waste.Read More
Over the last few months, we've been highlighting some of Arizona's incredible farmers markets and organizations as part of the American Farmland Trust's Farmers Market Celebration. We've celebrated markets that go above and beyond in supporting family farmers, bringing healthy food to all, and acting as pillars of their communities.
The final pillar of the celebration focuses on how farmers markets can be champions for the environment. One such organization in Arizona who promotes sustainability in everything they do, is the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), a community-based nonprofit dedicated to developing a sustainable and just food system in Ajo, Arizona. Their team also runs the Authentically Ajo Farmers Market, bringing fresh produce to their community every week.Read More
Double Up Food Bucks can help you stretch your food budget, but there are plenty of ways to stretch it even further. We want to help you get the most out of your money! Let’s set the scene: You’ve just returned from the farmers market with a trove of fresh fruits and veggies for you and your family. You’ve sliced, diced, chopped, and cubed everything you need for your next healthy meal, but what happens to the excess?Read More
There’s nothing worse than bringing home crisp fruits and veggies from the market only to have them spoil a few days later. With approximately 40 percent of the food cultivated in America going to waste every year, understanding how to extend the life of our food can save space in our landfills and keep us from taking extra trips to the grocery store.Read More
If it’s your first time planning a trip to your local farmers market, you may not know what to expect. What should you bring with you? If you’re using your SNAP Quest Card and Double Up Food Bucks, where should you go first? Get the most out of your shopping trip with these tips:
1. Plan ahead.
When it comes to shopping for food, going in with a game plan saves time at the market and cuts down on food waste. Research some recipes beforehand, and have a clear purpose for all the food on your grocery list. It also helps to know which fruits and veggies will be in season at the time of your shopping trip. Here’s a helpful guide to Arizona’s in-season fruits and veggies.