Mequite Milling at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market on November 5

 Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market and

the Desert Harvesters to Host Mesquite Milling 

on November 15, 2012

 

Many in Tucson are familiar with the mesquite trees in our neighborhoods, but few know that these native trees are an excellent source of food.  Mesquite pods are a versatile food that may be ground into nutritious flour or sweeteners – the perfect addition to pancakes, breads or your favorite cookies.

Join the Santa Cruz River Famers’ Market on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM for a mesquite milling event.  The Desert Harvesters will mill your mesquite pods and charge $2.00 per gallon for whole pods, with a minimum of $5.00.   For more information, go to www.desertharvesters.org.

Check out the recipes that include mesquite flour or pods and try a free sample from Barbara Rose’s “Cooking with Mesquite” demonstration.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at El Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, west of I-10 near Congress and Grande.

All Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Farmer’s Markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit cards.

For more information, contact Nadia Delgado at (520) 882-3304