Root Camp: Tomatoes & Peppers
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Root Camp: Tomatoes & Peppers

Tomatoes are by far the most popular home-grown vegetable in the United States. Keeping them healthy at high-elevation might seem hard, but we can teach you what to look for when they are getting a little funky. You will learn how to diagnose and treat common problems on your tomatoes and peppers for healthier plants. You will also learn how to fertilize, prune, and use these delicious goodies at home.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
May
29
7:30 AM07:30

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

  • University of Arizona Yuma Agriculture Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Food Safety Grower Training curriculum has been specifically designed to provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices knowledge that includes emphasis on co-management of food safety and environmental management goals, while outlining the requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. It was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives and government personnel.   

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Southwest Herb Fest
Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

Southwest Herb Fest

The 2nd Annual Southwest Herb Fest is a two day herbal event dedicated to bringing traditional herbalism and botanical medicine together in Northern Arizona. Immerse yourself in a full day of learning herbs from experienced herbalists and physicians from all over the country.

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Superior Food Court Grand Opening
Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

Superior Food Court Grand Opening

Join the Town of Superior, Copper Communities Food Hub, Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition and the USDA for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Superior Food Court. Following the dedication, the Copper Communities Food Hub will host its first Farm to Fantastic Farmers' Market at the Superior Food Court along with hosting a a cooking demonstration highlighting Copper Corridor ingredients from Superior resident, author, cooking teacher and food writer; Mary Karlin.

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Grow PHX Mesquite Milling Event
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Grow PHX Mesquite Milling Event

It is time to grind those beans into flour! Bring your properly collected, nicely dried, mesquite beans to GrowPHX’s newly refurbished Hammermill and they will process them into the amazing mesquite flour that is quite the talk of culinary and health circles.

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Arizona Good Food Expo
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Good Food Expo

A wholesale showcase of Arizona’s local farms & food artisans.

For its 10th anniversary, Farmer+Chef Connection has become Arizona's Good Food Expo. Join us for a day filled with samples of Arizona’s finest food, learning tips and tricks tips and tricks for sourcing locally, and plenty of opportunities to network and build relationships with the people behind Arizona’s local food.

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The Great American Seed-Up
Sep
27
to Sep 28

The Great American Seed-Up

  • North Phoenix Babtist Church (map)
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An Incredible Hands-On Seed Saving Experience, including bulk seed-buying of desert-adapted seeds, plus lessons on the importance of local, healthy food systems and why we promote local seed saving, and seed classes all day including seed saving, storing, and starting.

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Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival
May
17
to May 19

Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival

Local Arizona Wine festival featuring 16 top Arizona wineries and local farm and craft vendors. Gourmet food by Dante's Fire, live music and other special events. Friday Evening will be the first Willcox Wine Country Awards Dinner, recognizing the best wines made with Willcox grapes!

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Restaurant Start-Up Bootcamp
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Restaurant Start-Up Bootcamp

Sign up for Local First Arizona Foundation’s 6-week Restaurant Startup Boot Camp Program and jump-start your careers, and learn how to grow your business without the cost and liability in equipping, managing and maintaining your own commercial facility.

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Arizona Food & Farm Forum
Apr
30
to May 1

Arizona Food & Farm Forum

Local First Arizona and Good Food Finder's conference for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and local food advocates, programmed to change the way our desert state feeds itself. Held at the working Farm at Agritopia! Join us to connect with fellow innovators and cultivate prosperity.

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World Bazaar Phoenix
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

World Bazaar Phoenix

  • 1813 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ, 85015 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World Bazaar PHX returns with more culture, cuisine, and community than ever! Experience over 50 different vendors selling food, art, and homemade goods from around the world at this FREE event – perfect for holiday shopping! Enjoy live music and dance performances from Africa, Asia, and Latin America! Join us for a one of a kind experience you can’t have anywhere else! #WorldBazaarPHX

Enjoy delicious food, live music, and specialty holiday shopping with local immigrant and refugee-owned businesses featuring handcrafted jewelry, dresses, scarves, baskets, and a variety of artworks from around the globe! 

Sample a diverse array of food and beverages including Ethiopian Coffee, Iraqi Bread, Middle Eastern Sweets, and SO MUCH MORE! The World Bazaar is a FREE, family-friendly event presented by Local First Arizona, Fuerza Local, and the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix to help showcase the rich and vibrant diversity of #Phoenix.

Presented by the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix, Fuerza Local, and the City of Phoenix, with support from Mountain Park Health Center and Valley Metro.

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Dining for Dreams
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dining for Dreams

Savor the unique culinary talents of three students of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program at our newly-opened commercial kitchen. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal featuring Puerto Rican food with Mexican dessert & drinks.

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Growing Your Own Groceries
Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Growing Your Own Groceries

Let's get ready to plant! This class will cover everything edible for the spring garden, including the best heirloom & local varieties, soil preparation, and plant care. Participants will leave with advice to prep the garden for a great harvest of fresh veggies and herbs.

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AZ Good Business Summit
Jan
30
2:00 PM14:00

AZ Good Business Summit

The Arizona Good Business Summit is the premier event to build a lasting legacy in our community. For entrepreneurs, small businesses and long lasting enterprises, this unique event will feature national and local leading experts presenting effective strategies to guide you to bolster your business as a force for good.

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Jan
9
2:00 PM14:00

AZ Food Summit

The Food Summit is a goal-driven initiative to promote one of Governor Doug Ducey’s key priorities (Happy, Healthy Citizens) to help Arizonans pursue a healthier life. The 2019 Food Summit is an opportunity to bring people together from across the state to discuss issues, share ideas, and learn about food system success stories. It will build on the goals identified during the 2017 Food Summit and the work being done by the AZDA Food & Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee. Participants and presenters will discuss successes since the 2017 Food Summit and develop goals for 2019–2020.

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