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I remember my parents taking me to a family farm in Missouri when I was 10 years old. I walked up and down the rows of concord grapes that my great Uncle had grown for the wine companies. My brother and I would eat grapes till our bellies were completely full! We really had a blast!

My great Aunt had the most interesting garden. Rows and rows of food lined the garden area. She told me I could pick whatever I wanted and eat it right then and there.. I was amazed since I only knew food from the grocery store.

With that being said, no two farms are created equal. As I have been to several farm tours here in Arizona, not one farm is as informational and more thorough than my good buddy Mark Rhine at Rhibafarms.

When I took his amazing tour, he explained in detail how he grows food efficiently, holistically and without GMO’s and pesticides. As a Nutrition Consultant, I teach people how to eat for fuel and power their bodies through plant based nutrition. I am a huge fan of shopping the perimeter of the grocery store and why it is so important to put good food in and fuel our bodies with nutrient dense foods. Mark knows how to produce and sell the highest quality of foods.

I am thrilled to know the “ins and outs” of a REAL farmer that cares about what product he is selling to the local people of Gilbert and Tempe on the weekends at the farmer’s markets.

I hope to see you all at Rhibafarms. Taking the once per month tour is well worth the drive and time spent.

Sharon Madsen
Nutrition Consultant
FoodSense A to Z
www.foodsenseatoz.com



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