Desert Harvester Workshops at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market
2014 Desert Harvester Series at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market
The 2014 Desert Harvester Series at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will kick off on Thursday, March 6, 2014 and run through Thursday, November 21, 2014. 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:
March 6, 3:00-6:00 PM – Wild Winter Edible Greens
April 3, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – Cholla Buds with Amy Valdés Schwemm.
May 15, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Nopalitos with Amy Valdés Schwemm.
June 5, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Mesquite Harvesting with Aravaipa Heirlooms’ Jeau Allen
June 19, 4”00 to 7:00 PM – Bean Trees with Barbara Rose.
July 17, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Verdolagas with Sara Jones from Tucson CSA
August 14, 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Prickly Pear Fruit with Amy Valdés Schwemm.
November 20, 3:00 to 6:00 PM – Annual Mesquite Milling with the Las Milpitas Farm and Barbara Rose.
December 4, , 3:00 to 6:00 PM – Barrel Cactus Fruit with Jill Lorenzini
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
Learn more about harvesting & milling mesquite from the Desert Harvesters: http://www.desertharvesters.org/mesquite-in-the-kitchen/harvesting-processing/