Desert Harvester Workshops at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

2013 Desert Harvester Series at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

The 2013 Desert Harvester Series at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will kick off on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and run through Thursday, November 21, 2013.  The Market is located in the Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida de Convento (near the corner of Congress and Grande) [View Larger Map].

The Desert Harvest is a series of workshops, cooking demonstrations and informational activities about native foods and plants of our area and how to make better use of them.


The workshop topics will be:

April 25th, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – Cholla Buds with Amy Valdés Schwemm.

May 16th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Nopalitos with Amy Valdés Schwemm.

June 6th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Mesquite Harvesting with Jeau Martin.

June 20th, 4”00 to 7:00 PM – Bean Trees with Barbara Rose.

July 18th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Verdolagas with Nadia Delgado & Patricia Rojas.

August 15th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Prickly Pear Fruit with Amy Valdés Schwemm.

November 21st, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – Annual Mesquite Milling with the Las Milpitas Farm and Barbara Rose.

Download Desert Harvest Series 2013 flyer

Desert_Harvest_Mesquite_MillingDownload Desert Harvester Flyer

All workshops are free and open to the public.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and accepts SNAP (food stamps), WIC vouchers, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, as well as credit and debit cards. 

For more information, contact Nadia Delgado at (520) 882-3304 or visit the Farmers’ Market Page

The Desert Harvester Series was featured in the Arizona Daily Star!


Learn more about harvesting & milling mesquite from the Desert Harvesters: