Education Corner: KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste

Read the KGUN 9 article reporting how Borderlands rescue millions of pounds of fruit and veggies so everyone can eat nutritiously at an affordable cost while curbing food waste. KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste – From Ivan Rodriguez at KGUN 9 To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Farmer’s Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Have your children involved and make it a family affair to prepare a delicious vegetarian meal using varieties you shopped for at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market.  Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and summer squash are also high in vitamin C plus A, B6, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus and potassium. Farmer’s Market[…]

Education Corner: Produce Rescue: Nogales Group Feeds Vulnerable Communities as it Fights Food Waste

Read the Cronkite News’ article and view the video reporting how Borderlands Produce Rescue partners with nonprofit organizations like Arizona State University Tempe Campus, one of three campuses in the Metropolitan Phoenix area hosting the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste program in food desert areas so vulnerable communities can eat fresh fruits and[…]

Recipe of the Week: The Easy Trick for Keeping Your Avocados Fresh for 6 Months – Really!

Read this article for keeping your avocados fresh for 6 months. The Easy Trick for Keeping Your Avocados Fresh for 6 Months – Really! – from Morgan Cutolo View other delicious and healthy recipes of the week from our previous postings.

Saturday, February 23rd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (13 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

Food waste in landfills is by far the largest source in the waste stream and creates methane gas emissions that is harmful to our environment. Please help us curb the waste and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh fruits and veggies sharing with your friends and family with a $12 contribution (no income[…]

Recipe of the Week: The Best Guacamole

Do you want to learn or how to make a delicious guacamole appetizer using avocados you shopped at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market?  As a bonus, you can also learn the best way to store it too.  Avocados are has abundant nutrients in vitamin B5, B6, C, E and K, folate and potassium.  Avocados do not contain[…]

Education Corner: Americans Waste 150,000 Tons of Food Each Day – Equal to a Pound Per Person

Did you know Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day totaling 150,000 tons, with the people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful.  Fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat.  This waste has an environmental impact,[…]

Saturday, February 16th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (11 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Join us to save Mother Earth and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh produce sharing with your friends and family with a $12 contribution (no income or residential qualifications) at one of our 11 market locations in the State of Arizona tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please help us by posting[…]

Education Corner: The Rocket Composter

Read this article from the Food Waste Experts introducing a revolutionary composter called “The Rocket”, designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food services on site.  By recycling these waste on site the need for costly collection and disposal for the waste is eliminated and a useful end product is produced instead. A great[…]

Recipe of the Week: 5 – Minute Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

What a great time to use your tomatoes you shopped from at a previous P.O.W.W.O.W. market and make this simple and creamy vegan recipe that only takes 5 minutes to cook.  Tomatoes are a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene and a great source of vitamin C and K, potassium and folate. 5 –[…]

Education Corner: 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments

Learn the hard truth about the produce at your local supermarket.  From washing all your produce to the “dirty dozen”. 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments from Hannah Doolin at Delish .  To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Easy Acorn Squash Stuffed with Couscous

If you miss eating pumpkin flavored dishes during the holiday, try this simple but sweet recipe using acorn squash.  One squash should be enough for two servings.  Acorns are high in vitamin A, B-6 and C,  folate, and thiamine. Easy Acorn Squash Stuffed with Couscous from Margaret Badore at Treehugger View other delicious and healthy recipes of the[…]

Saturday, February 2nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Come get your produce tomorrow morning at any of our 15 market locations and be part of curbing food waste. No income or residential qualifications of any kind. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program. ——Metro Tucson and SO/SE[…]

Saturday, February 2nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

According to the ‘food waste pyramid’ ensuring that food is eaten by people is the top priority, it is our right to have access to the abundance of fresh produce offered so it can be kept out of the landfill. Join us and shop at one of our 15 market locations in the State of[…]

Recipe of the Week: Creamy (Vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

Want to try a new flavor in place of your vegan pasta meals using Butternut or Kabocha Squash as one of the main ingredients for this recipe will provide a good source of fiber, potassium and several other key nutrients.    This variety was also offered at last week’s market too. Creamy (Vegan!) Butternut Squash[…]

Education Corner: Fruit Recalled from Walmart, Costco, and Aldi over Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration has posted a recall notice for fresh fruit sold by Walmart, Costco, and Aldi in 18 states over possible listeria contamination.  Luckily Arizona is not included as part of the recall but this article in our Education Corner is a great education tool for everyone to understand how pre-packed[…]

Saturday, January 26th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (12 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Stop by one of our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets tomorrow morning for some fruits and veggies. We cannot forget the Furloughed Federal Workers too, remember to bring your federal ID (required) for $6 produce boxes. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can[…]

We Are Here to Help You – Furloughed Federal Workers

The need from Furloughed Federal Workers impacted by the Federal shutdown have been steadily increasing at our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets. Borderlands would like honor the federal workers of their hard work (federal ID required) with the ability to shop for up to 70 lbs. of fruits and veggies at any of our markets this Saturday, January[…]

Saturday, January 26th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (12 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet. Be part of our mission by shopping at one of our 12 market locations in the State of Arizona with a $12 contribution this Saturday January 26, 2019, from the hours of 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.[…]

Recipe of the Week: Stovetop Steam – Fried Green Beans and Mushrooms

rr Try this simple but scrumptious recipe you family will enjoy by steam-fry your green beans with shallots and mushrooms.  Green beans are low in Sodium, Saturated Fat and Cholesterol but a good source Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and among other nutrients.  This variety was also offered at last week’s market too. Stovetop Steam[…]

Education Corner: Meet the App Creator Reducing Restaurant Food Waste While Making Dining Affordable

Read about David Rodriguez an app creator who is the talk of the tech industry with an app that lets users buy discounted, leftover food from local restaurants while helping to reduce waste. Meet the App Creator Reducing Restaurant Food Waste While Making Dining Affordable from Sarah Betancourt at NBC News.  To access our previous Education[…]

A Message From Yolanda Soto, President & CEO of Borderlands Produce Rescue

A message from Yolanda Soto, President and CEO of Borderlands Produce Rescue We are entering our 24th year of rescuing fresh produce and in 24 years I’ve never seen the beginning of a produce season like this one. Hurricanes, devastating rain storms and freezes has annihilated so many of the agricultural fields in Mexico that[…]

Saturday, January 19th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (12 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Hello Everyone, shop for your fresh fruits and veggies tomorrow morning at your favorite market (listed below). Thank you for contributing and being part of the team to help curb food waste. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand[…]

Saturday, January 19th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Market Distribution (12 Market Locations) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

Fruits and Vegetables are pure gifts from Mother nature, the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again. Don’t allow this gift to end up in the landfill, visit one of our 12 market locations in the Sate of Arizona and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh produce with[…]

Education Corner: 10 Food Waste Facts

Read the 10 facts of how people around the world contribute to food waste.  It is time to be part of curbing food waste. 10 Food Waste Facts from Olio.  To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Vegan Oven Fried Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

rr Serve this delicious and crispy recipe during your family get together or parties, all ages would love it.  Zucchinis (Italian Squash) contains zero fat and high in water.  It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, C, and K, riboflavin, folate, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.  Zukes were offered during last weeks P.O.W.W.O.W. markets. Vegan[…]

Saturday, January 12th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Come by tomorrow morning at one of our fifteen markets statewide to shop for your fruits and veggies. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program. —–Just as a reminder we are a re-distribution program designed for you to share[…]

Saturday, January 12th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Market Distribution (15 Market Locations) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients You can accomplish this by shopping at one of our 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this Saturday January 12, 2019, from the hours of 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. We rescued this produce for you that did not sell, maybe due to size,[…]

Recipe of the Week: Squashbread

rr Try this very simple and delicious recipe using winter or summer squash as one of your main ingredients.  Summer squash consisting of varieties such as Gray, Italian and yellow squash are a a good source of vitamins A, B, C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus and potassium.  Winter squash consisting of varieties such as[…]

Education Corner: Here’s Why You Should Be Washing All Your Produce Before You Use It – Yes, Even Onions

Washing your fruits and veggies before you cut, eat or cook is very important to your health and safety.  Read further to learn how you should be washing your produce and how it protects you. Here’s Why You Should Be Washing All Your Produce Before You Use It – Yes, Even Onions from Sara Lindberg[…]

Saturday, January 5th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (16 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Come get your fruits and veggies tomorrow morning at a market of your choice from the listing below. Meet great people volunteering so supporters can shop for their produce. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwasteand #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program. —–Metro Tucson and[…]

Saturday, January 5th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Market Distribution (16 Market Locations) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

A Great New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier and contribute your part to helping save our planet by curbing food waste. You can accomplish this by shopping at one of our 16 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this Saturday January 5, 2019, from the hours of 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. With a $12 contribution anyone without[…]

Recipe of the Week: Vegan Basil Ricotta Pinwheels

rr Do you have a get together after the holidays and want to serve something healthy?  Try this vegan recipe, simple and delicious.  Basil contains anti-inflammatory qualities and compounds that fight the effects of aging.  Olives help control blood pressure and a good source of dietary fiber as an alternative to fruits and vegetables.  We[…]

Education Corner: 5 Things to Eat or Avoid if You Have Pre-Diabetes

If your diagnosed blood sugar level is 10 to 20 times more than normal consider food you should eat or avoid to help maintain at a pre-diabetes level. 5 Things to Eat or Avoid if You Have Pre-Diabetes from Health Minutes.  To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: 4 Healthy Food Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2019

Find out what’s new and trending in the Nutrition world for the new year. 4 Healthy Food Trends You”ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2019 from CookingLight To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Super Easy Bruschetta

rr Try this recipe that is very simple to make and only takes 15 minutes.  Great appetizer for New Years party.  Roma tomatoes, also known as Italian or plum tomatoes are high in vitamin A, C and K.  Numerous studies have been found that a diet high in tomato products can help protect against breast,[…]

Saturday, December 22nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Market Distribution (11 Market Locations) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

Plan your grocery shopping for your Christmas meals by visiting one of our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets in Metro Phoenix and Tucson tomorrow morning. Everyone are welcomed and no income or residential qualifications are required. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can[…]

Recipe of the Week: Roasted Red Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta

rr Are you in need of a simple but delicious side dish to go along with your Christmas main meal?  Main ingredients are bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives and ricotta cheese.  Bell peppers are high in vitamin C, one bell pepper provides up to 169% of the recommend daily allowances.  Cherry tomatoes are fat free[…]

Education Corner: Farm Connected to Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower

A California farm connected to this fall’s massive romaine lettuce E.Coli outbreak has announced it is recalling one of it produce, Cauliflower.  Arizona is one of 10 States that was being sold to wholesalers.  Click on the link below to read further. Farm Connected to Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower from Alex Lasker, from AOL.Com[…]

Saturday, December 15th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Market Distribution (8 Market Locations) – Hours: 8-11am

We want to thank all our supporters for choosing P.O.W.W.O.W. to add nutritious fruits and veggies to your meals at the same time taking on the obligation that we all have to curb food waste and do our part to save our future planet!   Mother Nature is the principal determining factor for our farmers[…]