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Episode 193. Arizona Microgreens: USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

In this bonus podcast of Voices from the Field, Lacy Stephens of the National Farm to School Network talks with Joseph Martinez of Arizona Microgreens, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Microgreens produce organically-grown microgreens – like micro salad mixes, micro kale, and pea shoots – for restaurants, farmers markets, schools, and hospitals throughout Arizona.

Joseph discusses the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of selling his produce to local schools for use in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Farm to School: Profiles of Ranches Making it Work

Local Food Systems

Other Resources:

Arizona Microgreens

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

USDA Foods in Schools

National Farm to School Network

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This podcast episode is one of a number of case studies featuring farmers successfully navigating school sales as part of Bringing the Farm to School, a training program developed as a cooperative agreement between NCAT, the National Farm to School Network and the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.