As a deeper understanding and appreciation for the value of the Verde River and its tributaries grows, it’s important to recognize the diverse group of partners that have been working together for decades to restore habitat, sustain flows, and promote community.
Rick Anglin has been a dairyman all his life. Today, Rick and his family own and operate Fond du Lac Farms - a raw milk dairy in Casa Grande, Arizona. Raw milk is unpasteurized by definition, meaning milk is packaged directly upon removal from the cow. Conversely, pasteurized milk is flash-heated, which removes all bacteria (good and bad), natural enzymes, and most of the natural vitamins, minerals, calcium and proteins. Raw milk is completely safe for consumption and delicious!
So your company offers a retirement plan for its employees. That's fantastic! But why should YOU put money away into it? You've probably heard both good and bad things about your plan. In what follows I'll answer a few of the objections to investing in your company sponsored retirement plan and 4 MAJOR reasons you should consider contributing...
Flagstaff Locals' Night has been going for more than half a year now and residents have come to expect the third Tuesday of each month to be packed with great deals for locals. Which it is! There are half price meals, 20+% off on favorite goodies, buy one get one eats, drinks, and more, even surprise packages. Discounts are great incentives to get out on a Tuesday night to return to some favorite spots and check out new places that have opened up, but now there is one more fun opportunity.
The Verde River is one of the few remaining perennial rivers in our state, and it's up to us to preserve it. The river and its connected groundwater sub-basins are critical to the communities and present-day citizens of its entire drainage basin - providing fresh water, recreational opportunities, local identity, and an agricultural lifestyle.
"Arizona is an incredible state with so much to offer. In my time away, I realized just how important it is for people to support where they are from because no one else is going to do it."
You might not know it, but Arizona is home to one of the more forward thinking farms in the country. Wholesum Harvest is a third generation, family owned growing operation with locations in Amado and Nogales whose produce is distributed across the country. Not only do they know how to grow a juicy, flavorful, organic tomato, they also know how to operate a business that values the environment and their workers. Here are some of the impressive things the Crisantes family is doing to run a business with people, planet and profit in mind.