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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:12 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Free tours of the Marana Heritage Farm are set for the afternoon of Monday, April 12, at the farm off Tangerine Farms Road in Marana.

Tours, from 3 to 5 p.m., cover the 10 acres of food-producing fields, an "edible forest," a passive water catchment system, composting, a chicken coop, a cob oven and the Children's Garden. Community members can learn about the local food system by seeing the connection between the Marana Heritage Farm and the fresh fruits and vegetables they can purchase at the farm stand, a release said.

The Marana Heritage Farm is a partnership involving the Community Food Bank, the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department and many community members.  Produce grown at the Marana Heritage Farm is sold at the Marana Farm Stand, the Community Food Bank Farmers' Market, and the Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market.

Local produce selections at the farm stand include citrus, salad and cooking greens, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, cabbage, potatoes, green onions, apples, fresh eggs and more.

All the markets accept credit and debit cards, SNAP (food stamps), cash, and Women, Infants and Children cash value vouchers for fruits and vegetables.

For more information, contact Sara Rickard at 622-0525, extension 242.

Founded in 1976, the Community Food Bank provides education, advocacy, and food for people throughout Southern Arizona including Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee counties.

The Web address is www.communityfoodbank.org.

 

Farm Tours

Tours of the 10-acre Marana Heritage Farm, production and education farm

Monday, April 12

Farm stand hours 3-6 p.m.

Farm tours 3-5 p.m.

12375 N. Heritage Park Drive

Free and open to the public

 

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