Ahwatukee Farms celebrates the history of the area by embracing its roots and incorporating agricultural based features such as community-supported agriculture, an outdoor farming classroom, and a Farmer’s Market.
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a critical component to Ahwatukee Farms, it fosters and enriches relationships while bringing people together around an essential part of our daily lives - food.
Residents will have the opportunity to become a member of the farm through the CSA program. CSA is a model of farming that strengthens the local food system by tying those who grow food to those who eat it. Being a member of the CSA farm and purchasing a “share” at the beginning of the growing season, residents fund the operating expenses of the farm operation, and receive a share of fresh produce each week throughout the growing season. Members visit the farm to pick up their weekly share and engage with the farm, the farmers, and other members.
Utilizing sustainable farming methods, the farms at Ahwatukee Farms intend to apply natural growing techniques in the production of a diverse selection of vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and cut flowers. The soil will be built up through cover cropping, crop rotation, and companion planting. Planting to attract beneficial insects will reduce the dependency on chemicals.
Important for all generations and residents, knowing where fresh food comes from and how its grown is an integral part to a healthy lifestyle. The farm is much more than a place where food is grown; it is a place where relationships are cultivated and memories are made.