Media & Press

Harvesting Heritage at Arizona’s Indigenous-Owned Farms

San Diego Magazine - "At San Xavier Co-Op, a farm on the Tohono O’odham Nation, Adrienne and I meet with Duran Andrews, the farm manager. He shows us around the property (San Xavier offers tours ...
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The Menu: farm-to-school success and a former chef’s new book

We were thrilled to have Amy Juan (SXCF Admin Manager) represent the work of the farm on Native America Calling's regular segment The Menu. A show focusing on indigenous food and food sovereignty. Amy Juan ...
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Cultivating Tradition, Empowering Indigenous Agriculture

Rural Action - "Amy Juan, the farm’s administrative manager, explains, “We want to work to make sure that we’re not only producing seed for feed or sale but to preserve culture and foodways.” This commitment ...
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San Xavier Co-op Farm pushes through the heat to bring yellow watermelons and other specialty crops

KGUN9 - "The co-op has invested more in traditional crops they’ve been growing for years. They’re hoping their specialty crops will bring in more revenue. Some of the main crops include tepary beans and yellow ...
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Hot enough?

Native America Calling - Two climate tracking agencies say the Earth just reached its hottest average temperature on record and scientists predict it will only get hotter. That has implications for the health and comfort ...
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Cultivating Identity: How Heritage Foods Connect Past, Present, and Future

Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area - Short video featuring San Xavier Coop Farm's admin manager, Amy Juan, in song and interview. Cultivating Identity: How Heritage Foods Connect Past, Present, & Future - YouTube
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San Xavier Coop Farm in PBS’s La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Season 2, episode 2 featuring San Xavier Coop Farm managers, Amy Juan and Duran Andrews. Ancient Seeds & Desert Ghosts | La Frontera | Season 2 | PBS Food
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Arizona’s Indigenous communities are reviving millennia-old food that was nearly lost

AZCentral - “We have a relationship with these foods and with these beans, not just a relationship by growing them, but our songs and our stories about how these foods came to us or how ...
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Pueblos del Maíz in the Arizona-Sonora Borderland – BorderLore

BorderLore - "On a Friday morning in late April, Duran Andrews drives a “four seater,” or John Deere gator, around the perimeter of San Xavier Cooperative Farm (SXCF), an 823-acre farm just south of Tucson, ...
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Native Americans’ farming practices may help feed a warming world

The Washington Post - "The Tohono O’odham have farmed in the Sonoran Desert for several thousand years. Like many Indigenous groups, they now are on the front lines of climate change, with food security a ...
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December 2023