Author: Kerry

Barnone a New Arizona Must See Spot

Barnone is a new Arizona must see spot. Barnone is a perfect combination of small local craft shops, beer, wine and food situated in a revitalized barn sitting on The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert. They have things like woodworking and machine shops all the way to a hair salon and restaurants.    There is […]

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Food For Thoughts

Yesterday morning, I was eating breakfast made of local eggs, local pork belly and salad greens. I posted my breakfast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook but then, it occurred to me that many people do not know the value of a local breakfast. What is so special about the breakfast I posted?   Let me explain! The salad […]

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Water Saving Yard

Ok, here’s the deal. We live in Phoenix and it gets hot. Really, really hot here. Sometimes even up to 120 in the summers. I love it but it’s hard on the plants. We use a ton of water everyday to keep the plants healthy only to come home to find one or two dead […]

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Blooming Ranch

“Laura, what do you want to be when you get older?”, asks an uncle. “Maybe a nurse, doctor or a lawyer?”, an aunt chimes in. Laura stands up tall and proud then says, “I want to be a farmer when I get big.” Smiles and laughter spread throughout the room. “Sweet little girl,” says one […]

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Chickens and Chandler City Laws

Mom, Mom? Shouts my 5 year old, Zander. Yes? I reply. Can I feed the chickens? Zander asks. Of course. Check their water too and let me know if you need any help, I answered. Ahh! I wanted to feed the chickens, pouts Quintin, Zanders older brother. You can go ask Zander if he wants […]

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3-Step Lamb Shank

Yesterday, we made lamb shank. The lamb was from a local farmer west of Phoenix called Orbit City Farm. I met her a few weeks ago off of the ten in a gas station parking lot to get the lamb I ordered. It felt like I was doing something illegal and wrong but we weren’t. […]

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Epic Yard Farm

Epic Yard Farm was created on a typical Arizona size property in Tempe. Tempe is known to be the home of Arizona State University. One of the largest universities in the nation. A place where students party, study and party some more. Gardening, farming  or growing food is far away from most people’s minds. Jacq, […]

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Watermelons Store vs Local

All people know plants need water, sun and soil to grow. Water too high in minerals, too low in minerals, acidic, polluted or contaminated can make it challenging to grow healthy food. Too much sun, too little sun and especially changes in the amount of sun challenge growers as well. Soil can also be too […]

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Mission’s Garden

Your actions can create a movement. Everything you do, everything you say has the chance  to be a positive influence for other people. Missions Garden was grown by Ethan and Lisa and inspired by the Epic Yard Farm. On just a typical Arizona lot (about 7,500 sq ft) they have managed to grow food. Lots […]

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Food, Love and Discrimination

Today. Today, I was blown away. As I was driving to Scottsdale to meet some friends for a farewell ladies night out, I imagined the conversations, the laughter and the fun we will have as we say goodbye to a friend moving out of state. Being a food lover, I was also imagining the taste […]

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