Purchase Local Arizona (PLAZ) is a local food purchasing program administered by Pinnacle Prevention and the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The program is funded by USDA’s Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). The Goals of PLAZ are:
to support Arizona farmers, ranchers, and food producers; prioritizing those from socially disadvantaged groups; and
to distribute fresh nutritious foods to underserved communities across Arizona.
Through 2025, Purchase Local Arizona will strengthen local and regional food systems by working collaboratively with food producers, aggregators, distributors, food security organizations, food banks & pantries, and tribal partners and help underserved communities in Arizona get nutritious, seasonal, Arizona grown food.
PLAZ has two application widows:
October 1 - October 31
March 1 - March 31
*PLAZ APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED*
Applicants can expect to be notified of funding by November 6, 2023.
How to Apply
STEP 1: Read the Frequently Asked Questions document to learn about the program and the application process.
We want to hear from you- the farmers, individuals, and organizations participating in Purchase Local Arizona. Help us spread awareness of this program and how it is making a positive impact in our communities.
If you have a story or know of someone who does, please complete this submission form or share with a partner you work with on LFPA. While the story you share can take many different forms, we hope to capture any pictures, videos, captions, or standalone narratives about your experiences with Purchase Local AZ.