Selwyn Justice, operator at Justice Brothers U-Pick and Justice Brothers Ranch, is featured in the recent Arizona Republic/azcentral.com story on the disappearance of family farms in Maricopa County.
Selwyn discusses the balance of city development and agriculture, and the history of farming in the state.
From the article:
“Life is changing for the families who have long farmed this land. They have watched as more and more people moved in, making their hometowns more dense and more urban.
“The irony for farmers lies in the fact that their trade helped launch the metro-Phoenix area to its exponential growth.
“ ‘It was agriculture, and it usually is, that made this a viable place to live,’ Justice said. ‘In Arizona, it's either farming or mining that makes a town.’ “
Our friends over at Good Food Finder and Local First AZ shared two great Hangover Cures just in time for Arizona Cocktail Week, both using Justice Brothers U-Pick citrus.
The Something About Rosemary features Justice Brothers U-Pick lemon juice, while the Just Pear With Me features our Rangpur Limes.
Rangpur Limes are especially unusually because they’re actually orange in color.
American agriculture depends on dozens of federal programs and thousands of federal employees to make producing food and fiber possible.
To give our thanks to the hard working folks that are currently furloughed, we'd like to offer a free bag of citrus to any federal worker affected by the shutdown until it ends. Flash your federal ID, and the fruit is yours.
Taking care of our neighbors is what farmers do.
You can also check out: Furloughed in Phoenix? These restaurants will feed you for free during government shutdown from azcentral.com.
Krystle Henderson came out to the farm to load citrus bins, pick some fruit and help feed our cows with leftover pumpkins.
Check out the video segment below.
Join us starting Saturday, Dec. 7, for the beginning of the 2018-2019 season at Justice Brothers U-Pick!
We’ll also have our first Citrus Bash of the season - featuring vendors and lots of fun - on Saturday, Dec. 29.
We're looking for some local farmers to set up a produce table during our U-Pick 2018-2019 season Citrus Bashes:
Even if only one of these Saturdays works for you or a friend, please get in touch! Contact us at email@example.com, 602-463-8469 or on Facebook.
We had such a great time at the inaugural Justice Brothers U-Pick Pumpkin Patch this year!
We offered Arizona pumpkins, a pumpkin decorating station, kettle corn, local honey and the beautiful Arizona fall weather out at the field.
Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by, and we look forward to an even bigger patch in 2019!