Drive Up and Take Away – A Customer Service Program of P.O.W.W.O.W.

We are happy to introduce a new customer service P.O.W.W.O.W. program called Drive Up and Take Away – for those who cannot wait in line or have disability issues.  You will have the option to contribute online $13 ($12 for the produce box and $1 for the PayPal processing fee) per box and drive up to pick[…]

Saturday, June 22nd – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Markets – Hours: 6-9am (4 Market Locations)

Don’t forget to shop for you yummy produce tomorrow morning from 6-9:00am at one of our 4 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh produce. No residential or income qualifications are required. Bring your friends and family members to introduce them to a spectacular program so they can learn how[…]

Saturday, June 22nd – P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season Market – Hours: 6-9am (4 Locations)

After three weekends into our summer season, 213,000 pounds of perfectly edible produce have been distributed through our P.O.W.W.O.W markets in the State of Arizona. We could not have been able to achieve our mission of curbing food waste and limiting the greenhouse gases from the landfill without the many volunteer efforts who have helped[…]

Saturday, June 15th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Markets – Hours: 6-9am (6 Market Locations)

With the help of our gracious volunteers the summer season has been a success distributing over 133,000 lbs. of fresh produce since the beginning of June so we can support our mission of keeping perfectly edible produce out of the landfill and reducing greenhouse gases. To keep the momentum going we need more volunteers to[…]

Saturday, June 15th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season Markets – Hours: 6-9am (6 Locations)

With the help of our gracious volunteers the summer season has been a success distributing over 133,000 lbs. of fresh produce since the beginning of June so we can support our mission of keeping perfectly edible produce out of the landfill and reducing greenhouse gases. To keep the momentum going we need more volunteers to[…]

Recipe of the Week: Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

Try this simple and yummy 35 minutes recipe of total preparation and cook time using yellow squash a variety we often have at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market. This type of squash is high in vitamins A, B6 and C, folate, magnesium, fber, riboflavin, phosphorous and potassium. Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips from Katerina at Diethood View other delicious[…]

Saturday, June 8th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season Markets – Hours: 6-9am (5 Market Locations)

Thank you for a successful first weekend of our Summer Season re-distributing over 66,000 lbs. of fresh produce to the many communities, keeping it out of the landfill and reducing greenhouse gases.  Come join us this Saturday morning, June 8th from 6-9:00am at one of our 5 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fruits and[…]

Recipe of the Week: Jalapeno Jelly {A.K.A. Hot Pepper Jelly}

Make this delicious jelly recipe with the jalapenos you shopped from a P.O.W.W.O.W. market last weekend.  Jalapenos are low in calories, high in vitamins A, B6, C and K including fiber, folate and manganese. As a bonus the recipe also provides a step-by-step canning tutorial. Jalapeno Jelly {A.K.A. Hot Pepper Jelly} from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe[…]

Saturday, June 1st – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 6-9am (5 Market Locations)

Welcome to the start of our P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season (June through August) this weekend with limited markets available and hours will change from 6 – 9:00am so supporters will be more comfortable to shop during summer temperatures. Enjoy shopping for up to 70 lbs. of fruits and vegetables with a $12 contribution at one of[…]

Saturday, June 1st – P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season Markets – Hours: 6-9am (5 Market Locations)

Welcome to the start of our P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Season (June through August) this weekend with limited markets available and hours will change from 6 – 9:00am so supporters will be more comfortable to shop during summer temperatures. Thanks to everyone who has the inherent right to eat healthy and be part of re-distributing the fresh[…]

Saturday, May 25th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (13 Market Locations)

Join us tomorrow morning for the last market of the produce season from 7-10am. Our mission of rescuing produce does not stop at the end of May, the Summer Distribution Season starts Saturday, June 1st (limited markets available). Hours are from 6 – 9:00am so it will be more comfortable for supporters to shop during[…]

Saturday, May 25th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (13 Market Locations)

21% of water, 18% of cropland and 19% of fertilizer are used from resources to produce food that will only end up in the trash or landfill (Move for Hunger) annually. Join the movement and be part of curbing food waste by shopping at one of our 13 P.O.W.W.O.W. markets Statewide this Saturday, May 25th[…]

Recipe of the Week: Fairytale Pumpkin Bowl For Two

Make this delicious meal for a date night using a fairytale pumpkin, rice, lentils and veggies, also use the Pumpkin as a bowl to share.  Roast the seeds and use it for another night.  Fairytale Pumpkins are smooth, creamy and tender with a spicy and a mild, sweet flavor.  Fairytale’s are high in vitamin A[…]

Education Corner: The True Cost of Eating Healthy in These ‘Food Deserts’ Across America

Access to fresh fruit and vegetables might be a given to you, but this isn’t the case in some parts of America. The U.S. has numerous areas that are defined as food deserts, urban areas where the nearest grocery store is more than 1 mile away, and rural areas where the nearest grocery store is more[…]

Saturday, May 18th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (10 Market Locations)

Drop by and shop for our great selection of produce at one of our 10 market tomorrow morning from 7-10am. Don’t forget to check the link below for the varieties offered at each market location. Our Summer Program Schedule can be viewed on our website at www.borderlandsproducerescue.org  starting Sunday, May 12, 2019. —– Metro Phoenix Service Area(s)[…]

Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

Try this recipe using Acorn squash (offered at P.O.W.W.O.W. markets this past weekend), roasted in halves topped with quinoa as a main dish for vegetarian and gluten-free eaters.  Beautiful dish once completed to present also.  The winter squash contains vitamin A, B-6 and C, magnesium, potassium, fiber and antioxidants. Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash from Cookie[…]

Education Corner: 11 Food Desert Heroes Making Change Across America

Access to fresh food is a problem in America affecting affecting millions of people.  Read more about the 11 Food Desert Heroes trying to make a change across America. Food Deserts is defined as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and[…]

Saturday, May 11th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (15 Market Locations)

Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day and reminding you that we also need to celebrate Mother Earth by curbing food waste and cutting green gas emissions to help save our planet. The ever so popular P.O.W.W.O.W. 18/19 produce season ends in May and our Summer Season will be starting Saturday, June 1st (limited markets[…]

Saturday, May 11th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (15 Market Locations)

Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day and reminding you that we also need to celebrate Mother Earth by curbing food waste and cutting green gas emissions to help save our planet.  The ever so popular P.O.W.W.O.W. 18/19 produce season ends in May and our Summer Season will be starting Saturday, June 1st (limited markets available). […]

Education Corner: 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bil

The average household throws away 43 percent of its food (National Resources Defense Council).  Learn how these 6 tips will not only help you be part of curbing food waste but also cut your grocery bill. 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bill, from Debb Hipp at Debt.com To access our previous[…]

Recipe of the Week: Dairy Free Corn & Zucchini Quiche

Make this delicious top 10 vegetarian Mother’s Day recipe to impress your Mother or someone who you care about the most.  Italian Squash was offered last weekend at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market and contains zero fat, high in water and fiber content.  It also contains significant amounts of vitamin B6, C and K, riboflavin, folate and[…]

Saturday, May 4th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (16 Market Locations)

At .17 per pound everyone with no income or residential qualifications has the opportunity to shop for up to 70 pounds of produce with a $12 contribution this Saturday, May 4th from 7 – 10:00am (Unless Specified) at 16 market locations; don’t forget to share with your family members and friends helping to educate on[…]

Saturday, May 4th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (16 Market Locations)

Thank you for supporting Borderlands Produce Rescue’s mission of curbing food waste and reducing green gas from the land fill, the successful 18/19 produce season ends in May but not to worry, our Summer Season will be starting Saturday, June 1st and ending in August (limited markets available). Hours will change from 6 – 9:00am[…]

Education Corner: The Climate Impact of the Food in the Back of Your Fridge

What may not come immediately to mind, however, is food waste’s impact on the climate. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, 30 percent of food is wasted globally across the supply chain, contributing 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would come in third after[…]

Recipe of the Week: Garlicky Parmesan Zucchini Bake

Try making this meat free recipe for all holidays ocassions especially during the spring season.  Add Italian Seasoning and Parmesan Cheese for some zest.  Both Cherry Tomatoes and Italian Squash have an abundant source of vitamin C and K, folate and potassium including other nutrients. Garlicky Parmesan Zucchini Bake from Clean Food Crush View other delicious[…]

Saturday, April 27th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (13 Market Locations)

Don’t miss out on the fresh produce we rescued and bring it to a P.O.W.W.O.W. market nearest to you. Hours are from 7-10:00 am. NO income or residential qualifications of any kind. $12 for up to 70 lbs. of produce. Help fulfill our mission with this great redistribution program and reduce green gas out of[…]

Saturday, April 27th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (13 Market Locations)

There is confusion over “best by,” “use by,” and other date labels leading Americans to throw away an estimated $29 billion of safe food every year. While most of us probably don’t worry about the skinny bit at the end of a carrot, biases against frozen foods are pervasive. Freezer staples won’t wilt or get[…]

Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti Squash Tostadas

Try this vegetarian recipe using spaghetti squash and cherry tomatoes in your tostadas.  Spaghetti Squash, like other winter squashes are low in calorie but has vitamins A, B and C including minerals like zinc, copper, calcium and phosphorus. Spaghetti Squash Tostadas from Food Network Magazine View other delicious and healthy recipes of the week from our[…]

Education Corner: Most People Waste More Food Than They Think – Here’s How To Fix It

Here we are are in the thick of Earth Month, on a day designated as “Stop Food Waste Day,” and you probably don’t need to look further than your own kitchen or cafeteria to see edible food dumped.  In the U.S. more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing[…]

Saturday, April 20th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (11 Market Locations)

With no income or residential income qualifications anyone can shop for produce tomorrow morning at one of our eleven market locations. Hours are 7-10am, first come first serve. 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.[…]

Recipe of the Week: Simple Gray Squash with Onions and Tomatoes

Try this simple but delicious recipe using only four ingredients.  Gray squash is high in vitamin A, B6, and C, potassium and manganese. Simple Gray Squash with Onions and Tomatoes from Weave a Thousand Flavors View other delicious and healthy recipes of the week from our previous postings.

Education Corner: South Korea Tackles Food Waste

South Korea food waste recycle rate increased from 2.1% in 1995 to 90.2 % in 2016.  View this short video to learn how the people of South Korea are tackling food waste. South Korea Tackles Food Waste, from ABC News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Saturday, April 13th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am

We will have 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. markets in the Arizona this Saturday. Take advantage of the abundance of produce you can shop for. 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 Service Area(s) for Saturday, April 13th, Hours: April[…]

Education Corner: FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

Read the full article of how the FDA, USDA, EPA Announce a strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’ and reduce food loss and waste in the United Stated by 50 percent through showcasing and building partnership with the private industry. FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’, from Forbes To[…]

Recipe of the Week: Spicy Dilly Beans

What a great way to use the large amount of green beans you shopped for at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market and learn how to pickle it with this recipe.  It is truly delicious.  Green Beans are high in vitamin A and C and other minerals too. Spicy Dill Pickles from Heidi at Foodiecrush. View other delicious[…]

Education Corner: Interview with La Onda 1190 AM

View the interview in Spanish of Ms. Yolanda Soto, President & CEO of Borderlands Produce and La Onda 1190 AM regarding the four programs of the organization highlighting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste serving 60 plus markets in the State of Arizona so people can eat healthy and be part of curbing green[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Sun. Apr. 7th – 8-11am or Until Sold Out

Don’t miss out on our special Spring Bonus Distribution at La Mesa Village Apartments, 655 S. Mesa Dr. in Mesa this Sunday, April 7 from 8-11am or until Sold Out. Thanks to an anonymous donor, supporters can contribute only $8 and shop for up 70 lbs. of produce. Thank you for helping Borderlands Produce Rescue[…]

Education Corner: Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes

Read this article to find more financial assistance for people with diabetes.  Included are resources for health insurance, companies that donate supplies and money-saving programs. Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes, from JDRF To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Thank You To The West Valley Mavericks Foundation

We would like thank The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for awarding Borderlands Produce Rescue a grant of $1,000 so we can continue to provide fresh nutritious rescued produce to the west valley communities and contribute to reducing the green gas from the Santa Cruz County Landfill. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view[…]

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

—–Metro Phoenix and Pinal County Service Area(s) for Saturday, March 23rd, Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am—– * Crossroads United Methodist Church – 7901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85020 * First Baptist Church of Scottsdale – 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale 85251 * Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA – 14711 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85306 * Islamic Center of[…]