Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival

The coolest indoor craft beer festival returns to the Phoenix Convention Center this summer. Real, Wild and Woody Craft Beer Festival presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is where you need to be on July 27. Rare, unique and unconventional brews take center stage. With over 300 different cask ales, wild brews and barrel aged beers, there is something for everyone. Combine your beer samples with small bites from a variety of restaurants. Tickets include 20 craft beer samples and small bites.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Willcox
Aug
2
7:30 AM07:30

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Willcox

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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Cooking with Prickly Pear Fruit
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Prickly Pear Fruit

  • South Mountain Environmental Education Center (map)
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Novices and connoisseurs alike will learn the art of harvesting and cooking, from plant to plate. Join us for tips, delicious recipes, and tastings in this interactive workshop.

$5 per participant, program designed for ages 13+.
Registration recommended to ensure space.

Hosted by South Mountain Environmental Education Center

Learn more & tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/842402686115520/

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2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum
Aug
7
to Aug 9

2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum

The 13th Annual Rural Policy Forum will be hosted in Eagar-Springerville!

Join us in the White Mountains

The Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona Rural Development Council are excited for the opportunity to bring the 2019 conference to Apache County. Join us, along with over 300 rural leaders and stakeholders, for capacity-building sessions, receptions, hands-on workshops, and keynote presentations.

AUGUST 7th - 9th, 2019

Round Valley High School - Multipurpose Room
550 N Butler St, Eagar, AZ 85925

The Main Conference will be on the 8th and 9th.

But don't miss out! Join us a day early on Wednesday, August 7th, for an Economic Development Tour - featuring the area's forestry and wildlife refuge initiatives, as well as a tour of the only football dome in Rural Arizona. Then stick around for the highly-anticipated Wednesday night Welcome Dinner and Networking event.

Tickets & More information here: https://azrdc.org/2019-rural-policy-forum/

Hosted by Local First Arizona Foundation & the Arizona Rural Development Council

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Urban Farming Happy Hour
Aug
8
4:30 PM16:30

Urban Farming Happy Hour

Come chat with local urban farming business about what you want to do with your garden / yard / farm. This open to the public event is here to help answer urban farming questions.

Special Presentation at 5:30: Hot Months Now and Planning Ahead by Revive Design
Raffle Drawing after presentation - approx 6pm

No RSVP required - open to public.
We will either be in the courtyard or upstairs above kitchen, depending on the weather.

Hosted by Grow PHX, The Pond Gnome, Revive Urban Ecosystems, The Urban Farm, Michelle Sharp, Tank’s Green Stuff, and garden starts.

Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2161578594133229/

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Prickly Pear Fest with the Desert Awareness Committee
Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Prickly Pear Fest with the Desert Awareness Committee

An early morning experience with Prickly Pear preparation. See how to juice, cut , peel, and eat the delicious fruits! Taste a prickly pear smoothie! Learn about this fabulous plant from those who know it so well!

FREE

Bring your own camp chair or blanket to sit upon. Held at Desert Awareness Park at 8am Saturday, August 17th. Let us know if you are interested.

Get the latest details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2346867405433792/

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

Arizona Good Food Expo

  • Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (map)
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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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Arizona School Garden Sustainability Workshop - Northern AZ
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

Arizona School Garden Sustainability Workshop - Northern AZ

  • University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office - Yavapai County (map)
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This is a one-day, condensed Arizona School Garden Sustainability Summit. The workshop promises plenty of useful information and inspiration for anyone involved in garden education. The Summit and Workshops have been planned based on evidence-based indicators for successful garden programming.

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Prescott Farmers Market: Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Prescott Farmers Market: Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner

Prescott Farmers Market invites you to celebrate local food at its finest! Join us in beautiful downtown Prescott at the Holiday Courtyard and Ballroom for dinner + drinks featuring fresh local produce and meats prepared by five of Prescott's premier chefs. This vibrant annual event raises critical funds to further the mission of Prescott Farmers Market, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Verde Valley School Farm to Table Feast
Sep
21
4:30 PM16:30

Verde Valley School Farm to Table Feast

This is our 5th Annual Verde Valley School Farm to Table Feast. Each year Verde Valley School hosts a multi-course dining event featuring our beyond organic VVS farm, local chefs, growers, wineries and ranches. We start the meal with farm tours, food and music which offer our guests a chance to enjoy the epic views of the Sedona red rock setting, spend time with old and new friends and dine on delicious, locally sourced, food prepared by outstanding chefs! 

Learn about our unique educational programming, "IB + Dirt!" Please visit vvsaz.org to learn more. 

Admission - $150 per person

Event website: vvsaz.org

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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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Bisbee Community Table
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Bisbee Community Table

In 2019, Outstanding in the Field is organizing three special Community Table street dinners across the country featuring local makers, designers, artists and craftspeople. We will recognize creativity and community and set our table down the middle of the street to celebrate. Our Community Table street events tell not just the story of where our food comes from, but also the story of the hands and hearts that bring beauty to the table.

Host Farmer: Aaron Cardona, Arevalos Farm, McNeal, AZ

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Flagstaff
Jul
9
7:30 AM07:30

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Flagstaff

  • University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Coconino County (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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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