Food Day is celebrated to inspire people to change the way we look at food, personally and collectively. Phoenix Food Day brings education and entertainment together to help the valley move towards a healthier future.
Eating healthy is good for you, the economy and the environment!
Join the FitPHX/Quincea Apple Crunch!
Join special guests in the annual Apple Crunch at Noon on Phoenix Food Day, and be part of setting a record of the most apples crunched in Phoenix at once. Free apples are passed out at the event. The Apple Crunch symbolizes solidarity in committing to a healthier, more sustainable food system for Phoenix.
Apples graciously provided by Quincea and Green on Purpose.
Bring your garden soil to the soilSHOP
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture is hosting a soilSHOP at Phoenix Food Day. Bring a soil sample in a zip lock plastic bag and University
of Arizona will screen it for lead. Further instructions in the soilSHOPflyer.
The soilSHOP is a health education
event where community members are offered free lead screenings to raise
awareness of potential lead presence in their soil sample, and about how to
avoid exposure to lead while gardening or playing in yards. The screening method
will provide participants with same-day screening levels, but cannot provide
information about source(s) of lead in soils.
Participants may wish to seek further laboratory testing to confirm
their lead screening result. soilSHOP
staff will help explain soil screening results and share information on ways to
reduce potential exposures to lead in soils.
Mayor Issues Proclamation!
Mayor Greg Stanton issued a
Proclamation that named Oct. 22, 2015 as Phoenix Food Day, endorsed the Maricopa County Food System Coalition, and supported local agriculture and locally-owned food-related businesses. An excerpt from the Proclamation: "Continuing to grow a local food system that is equitable, healthy, sustainable and thriving is critical to our economy and quality of life in Phoenix. The health and well-being of our residents is the City's primary concern."