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Autumn in Tucson: Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival

Autumn in Tucson: Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

November 13, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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See dazzling blooms at Village Farm

See dazzling blooms at Village Farm

Wild blooms are beautiful, but the cultivated flowers of spring and early summer make a colorful splash of their own in the Tucson area.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Harvest festival at Tucson Village Farm

Youth in Arizona 4-H and UnitedHealthcare will partner today in healthy cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and fitness exercise at the Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival.

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Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Thomas Plasse, of service group AmeriCorps, discusses the Tucson Village Farm garden with students from Miles Exploratory Learning Center. The students are picking lettuce for a salad.

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Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Jashawn Terrell-Purvis, a kindergarten student at Fruchthendler Elementary School, turns the wheel of a mill, an educational tool that demonstrates the stages of making flour.

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Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Thomas Plasse prepares a salad for students from Miles Exploratory Learning Center. The students helped pick the lettuce and Plasse is showing them what ingredients to use when making ranch dressing.

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Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Ving Marblestone-Perez, center, from Miles Exploratory Learning Center, tastes a salad with the lettuce that she and other students helped pick at the Tucson Village Farm. Billy Jack Boyce, left, watches the farm activities.

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Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Tucson Village Farm teaches kids, families advantage of natural, healthy eating

Aeron Illige, 7, and his sister, Annaka Illige, 4, are old hats when it comes to helping out in the kitchen.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Nothing like the real thing: Ten-month-old Dagda Rhodes is captivated by a carrot - a fresh carrot. It did not come in a can or a bag. It is not animated or stuffed. Dagda and his mom, Bronwin Rhodes, participated in Family Fun on the Farm Fridays at the Tucson Village Farm last week.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Alley Burgess, 7, talks with farm staffer Leza Carter during Family Fun on the Farm Fridays last week. Picking vegetables and working the gardens were among the activities.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Jai Bowditch, 1, gets some help from dad, Bruce Bowditch, as they milk Gertie, the mechanical milking cow, during the Friday event.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Luna Powell and James Ianni make a stir-fry of fresh chard, broccoli, onion, cabbage and zucchini at the Tucson Village Farm event.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Greta Hollar, left, Isabelle Weisman and Nadine Van Haren, all 8 years old, lend their faces to giant caricatures of fruits and veggies during Family Fun on the Farm Fridays at the Tucson Village Farm.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

A fresh produce market offers just-off-the-vine and just-picked vegetables and fruits.

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Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

Family Fun on the Farm Fridays gives a taste of milking, picking

If you didn't have grandparents with a farm, you still have a chance to capture some of the magic.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Dartmouth College student Anna Morenz shows Jensen Peyton, 8, how to plant popcorn as part of The Big Green Bus program at Tucson Village Farm. Members of the Dartmouth program travel across the country promoting sustainability.

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

The former Greyhound bus runs on old vegetable oil and has solar panels. The fridge uses just 40 watts of electricity.

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Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

Finding where food comes from: Kids, parents plant, harvest with Big Green Bus, UA farm

When The Big Green Bus pulled into Tucson Village Farm bright and early Friday morning, kids and parents were ready to get their hands dirty like true farmers by planting crops, harvesting and learning sustainability techniques.

July 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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At fest, kids gets answers on food

At fest, kids gets answers on food

Everybody should have a blowout for their first birthday party, and if the Tucson Village Farm's Grand Opening and Harvest Festival on Saturday jumped the gun by a few months, the 400-plus people thronging the farm weren't complaining.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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At fest, kids gets answers on food

At fest, kids gets answers on food

Lucky he didn't have to milk the cows before dawn, but Troy Mann does get a sense of the task by "milking" a mechanical cow at the Tucson Village Farm Grand Opening and Harvest Festival. One major theme of the event was to help kids learn about how food is produced.

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