Local First Arizona Foundation is woven throughout many agricultural programs in Arizona.
We organize events, partner with higher education, and work with the USDA to improve systems supporting healthy and sustainable foods in Arizona. Stay in touch with our programs by receiving our Local Foods Newsletters.
Good Food Finder AZ is Arizona’s largest and most comprehensive local foods directory. This interactive site allows families and institutional food buyers alike to learn about and connect with Arizona’s local food providers in order to shorten food supply chains, improve access to local, healthy foods, and strengthen community resilience to create a healthier, sustain… Read More
The Food and Farm Finance Forum is an annual opportunity for those involved in and contributing to Arizona’s local food system to gather, network, learn, and develop new skill sets. The 2016 Food and Farm Finance Forum has now passed. Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 annual Farmer + Chef Connection. Please stay tuned to our newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and Inst… Read More
The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state. Farmer+Chef is the state’s only event of its kind, aimed at building wholesale food networks at the local level. The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers… Read More
The Devoured Culinary Classic is the region’s premier week long annual culinary celebration hosted by Devour Phoenix, and Local First Arizona at several distinct venues in Phoenix, AZ. The goal of the events are to showcase celebrity culinary talent, the fine food and drink producers and purveyors of Arizona while furthering metro Phoenix as a dining destination worth… Read More
Local First Arizona Foundation proudly supports the efforts of the Farm to School (F2S) Movement in Arizona. LFA is committed to getting more local, healthy and fresh foods into Arizona’s School Lunch Program; it’s a win-win for the Arizona economy, our local businesses, and the health of our future leaders. To foster Farm to School initiatives, LFA has partnered with… Read More
Local First Arizona and Junior Achievement of Arizona are proud to partner on a Farmers Market in JA BizTownTM, the simulated town in which 5th and 6th grade students learn about the free enterprise system. The Local First Arizona Farmers Market simulation helps shape the next generation of local entrepreneurs while simultaneously teaching over ten thousand students,… Read More