Fields to Tables
Over 4,000 years ago, farming began along the Santa Cruz River in southeastern Arizona. Today, native peoples and more recent arrivals to the basin continue the farming tradition as part of the growing movement to support locally grown food in Arizona. These images share the stories of locally produced food by exploring the production, distribution, preparation and consumption of watermelons, squash, corn, tepary beans, chilies and other locally grown foods in southeastern Arizona. My hope is that these images will illuminate how the decisions we make as food consumers affect many other people’s lives and our environment.