Promoting Local Food Production at the Community Food Bank’s El Pueblo Farmers’ Market

As spring quickly approaches, local vegetable gardeners are preparing their soil, seeds and pest control and they can look to the Community Food Bank for help with all of these arrangements.  On March 12th, El Pueblo Farmers’ Market will be hosting a spring gardening celebration where everyone can participate in a seed exchange, purchase vegetable seedlings, shade cloth and bird netting.  Community Food Bank gardening staff will also be available to share their expertise about organic desert gardening, free gardening programs and workshops.

Local gardeners and farmers are encouraged to participate in the consignment program which sells an average of 2800 pounds of produce a month. This gardening celebration will be a family friendly event with children’s activities and live music!

All of the Community Food Bank farmers’ markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit.  El Pueblo Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM in the El Pueblo Adult Learning Center Parking lot, on the SW Corner of Irvington Road and South 6th Ave.

The El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to prevent or reduce obesity through increased opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity. Led by the Pima County Health Department, CPPW is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Write a Will 2011 Workshops

Join us for a free workshop with a top estate planning attorney!
The Community Food Bank, together with Pima Community College Foundation, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson and the YMCA, is offering free workshops on updating and creating a will.

A will can help you voice your values and wishes, and ensure they are respected. It will also alleviate your family of the burden of trying to guess your final wishes, and prevent the confusion that can result when there is no will.

Workshops will fill quickly!
To reserve your space, RSVP to Laura Dickerson at 622-0525 x218 or Trudie Beestrum at 622-0525 x268

Thurs., March 3, 12:15-1 :45 pm
Presenter: Jim Marvel
Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Road

Tues., March 8, 10-11 :30 am
Presenter: Elizabeth Spilotro
Northern Trust Bank
6444 E. Tanque Verde Road

Fri., March 11, 1-2:30 pm
Presenter: Jane Larrabee
Northwest YMCA
7770 N. Shannon Road

Mon., March 14,5:30-7 pm
Presenter: Kay Richter
PCC District Office
4905 E. Broadway, Bldg C-105

Wed., March 16, 10-11 :30 am
Presenter: Robby Adamson
La Posada
350 E. Morningside Road
Green Valley

Fri., March 25, 9-11 am*
Advanced Panel Session with estate planning attorney, financial planner and CPA
Northern Trust Bank
6444 E. Tanque Verde Roa

Tues., March 29, 3-5 pm*
Advanced Panel Session with estate planning attorney, financial planner and CPA
PCC District Office
4905 E. Broadway, Bldg C 105

* Attendance at an
earlier session
is encouraged