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Urbanization in Arizona causes shrinking farms

When was the last time you drove by a farm? It may have been more recent than you think, and closer than you realize. Our reporters Alicia Longo and Jake Trybulski give us a look into the world of the incredible shrinking farm, right here in Phoenix.

Check out a farmers market in your neighborhood to support local farmers today.

Slideshow with the President of the Maricopa County Farm Bureau

Mark Freeman is the President of the Maricopa County Farm Bureau. Freeman is also the owner of Mark Freeman Farms and a Councilmember for the City of Mesa, Arizona.

Freeman has lived in the East Valley his entire life and has farming ties in the area since the late 1800’s. Freeman has seen firsthand how Arizona agriculture has changed over the years, and points to development as the biggest difference.

Tune in to find out more.

Incredible Shrinking Farms

When was the last time you drove by a farm?

It may have been more recent than you think, and closer than you realize.

Not everyone in the valley knows that Arizona’s agriculture is a huge part of our state economy. Even fewer may know that there are working farms all around and in the Phoenix valley itself.

Our reporter Danny Smitherman gives us a look into the world of the incredible shrinking farm, right here in Phoenix.

Keep your eyes out for farms near you!