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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Small Business Foundations: Social Media 101
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Foundations: Social Media 101

On August 27th we will hear from our own market and social media manager, Breann Bowman. Breann started out her days on Instagram with just an iPhone and a desire to take beautiful photos. She grew from an amateur to a photographer well-versed in taking great images for businesses and helping them look their absolute best on social media. Breann has worked with several local businesses such as Lifetime Leather Co. and her husband’s business, Simple Soda Co. Breann will cover photography basics as well as an intro to utilizing Instagram and Facebook to your business’ advantage.

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Heritage Grain Forum
Sep
3
to Sep 4

Heritage Grain Forum

We are celebrating the recent designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, with a retrospective of its role--and that of many others--in bringing back heritage grains to the multi-cultural communities of southern Arizona & northern Sonora. We will also be learning from leaders in other regions who have pioneered comparable innovations & grain revivals. Where do we go from here?

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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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Flavor: Northern AZ Food & Wine Festival
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Flavor: Northern AZ Food & Wine Festival

  • Warner's Nursery & Landscape Co. (map)
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FLAVOR, the Northern Arizona Food and Wine Festival, was conceived from the comparable Local First Arizona festivals - DEVOUR, in Phoenix, and SAVOR, in Tucson. Focusing on bringing awareness to Arizona vintners, restaurateurs, retail vendors and Northern Arizona, FLAVOR encourages the community to enjoy and support the libations of Arizona, all in one place.

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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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Owning It
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Owning It

Led by the James Beard Foundation, the Owning It program is designed to introduce emerging women-identifying leaders in hospitality-related fields to the best practices related to visioning, business planning, fundraising, and pitching your businesses.

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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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Samin Nosrat
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Samin Nosrat

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Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live series.

  

Samin Nosrat learned to cook at Chez Panisse, in Italy alongside Benedetta Vitali and Dario Cecchini, and at Eccolo in Berkeley. Her first book is the New York Times bestselling, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. A documentary series based on the book is on Netflix. She is also a food columnist for the New York Times Magazine.

 $40 admission. $100 Pre-show Meet and Greet available!

Tickets and more information from Mesa Arts Center: https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/samin-nosrat?fbclid=IwAR1a1w8gWdhvgfFigJnigtf468wdTg951kToquZh1wPpT3dSxwemtubAuBY

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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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Edible & Medicinal Oaks of Arizona: Phoenix Area
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Edible & Medicinal Oaks of Arizona: Phoenix Area

In this workshop we will thoroughly explore a number of Arizona's native species while focusing our attention on all three Quercus subgenera: white, red, and intermediate oaks. Through a combination of interactive lecture and hands-on activities we will delve into all aspects of the process, including: botany/I.D, ethical harvesting methods, acorn/bark processing, food/medicine preparation methods, historical & modern food/medicinal uses, ethnobotanical significance, while also covering any utilitarian potential.

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Arizona Fall Fest
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Arizona Fall Fest

The Arizona Fall Fest is a free and family-friendly celebration of everything local to Arizona. The festival features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer & wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment.

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2019 Arizona Honeybee Festival
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Arizona Honeybee Festival

The Arizona Honeybee Festival’s mission is to connect local beekeepers with community members in order to educate, inspire, and build useful relationships through this fun family event. It’s a great day to buy local honey, join a beekeeping club, or learn how to help bees year-round!

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2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum
Aug
7
to Aug 9

2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum

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.

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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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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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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 - Flagstaff
Jul
9
7:30 AM07:30

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Flagstaff

  • University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Coconino County (map)
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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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