Cultivate Santa Cruz: The Little Food County that Could

Have you seen little bits and blurbs about a project called Cultivate Santa Cruz? Ya, we have too. Here's what it's all about.

The little food county that could at the dead center bottom of the state is working its way up the mountain, with a little help from their friends, Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Phoenix-based food advocate Natalie Morris. They have pulled together their resources to get Santa Cruz County on the map -- so to speak. Santa Cruz County is home to Rio Rico, Nogales, Patagonia, Sonoita, Tubac and several other gorgeous Southern Arizona communities.

Their mission is "to strengthen the community of Santa Cruz County through distinctive, regional, small-scale agriculture and quality food production by creating economically viable and self-sustaining opportunities for farmers and producers, while branding the region with an identity that adds value that may be realized in the community, through the cultivation of Santa Cruz County specific techniques and products."

They are currently using facebook and twitter (@CultivateSC_AZ) as the main source of communication. However, there is a website and logo in the works. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more food fun in Santa Cruz County. We're always up for an ag party -- especially if it might be paired with fab Arizona wine.

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