There is something exciting going on with Tucson’s food economy. Not only are new locally owned restaurants, food trucks and community kitchens proliferating, but these are creating new jobs in the eight areas of metro Tucson that the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared “food deserts” in 2010.
With elections behind us, I hope politicians will get out from
behind the rhetoric and actually help Arizonans - especially rural
Arizonans - overcome the problems of poverty, hunger and limited
economic opportunity. There is one immediate way to do this - by
jump-starting rural economic rec…