2 Exciting Opportunities to Get to Know the People Behind Arizona's Food

Are you looking for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the who, what, and how behind Arizona’s best food? Good Food Finder is excited to present two unique opportunities to meet and eat with the folks who are working hard to make our state’s food shine.

Speed Date Your Farmer


Saturday, October 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Agave Farms
4300 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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You are invited to wine and dine under the stars with some of the best folks in town: Maricopa County Farmers. 

The first half the evening will give you the opportunity to meet farmers and ranchers one-on-one while taste-testing their products in a special showcase dish and learn more about their farms, products, and what they do. The second half of the event is a full dinner with a menu created using the produce, meats, and other ingredients from the farms and ranches participating in the event - all prepared by award-winning Chef Brett Vibber of Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine.

This event will be held at Agave Farms in Central Phoenix, the perfect place to discover and celebrate Arizona’s urban agriculture. This is your opportunity to taste and learn what foods our local farmers grow, how they grow it, and why they do it. You will also be able to ask farmers all of your dire farm-to-table questions.

Event is 21+ and drinks are included. Funds raised through ticket sales will support Your Farm Foods and Local First Arizona Foundation to build infrastructure and support for Arizona’s local food system.

General Admission Ticket: $50

Localist & Your Farm Foods Member Ticket: $45

Localist Members & Your Farm Foods Members: Email lori@localfirstaz.com for your $5 off discount code!

Dining for Dreams


Friday, October 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fuerza Local Community Kitchen
659 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ


You are invited to savor the unique culinary talents of two current graduates of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program at Fuerza Local Community Kitchen. Guests will enjoy a meal with flavors from Venezuela and El Salvador and learn how this program has helped turn the dreams of these entrepreneurs into a reality.

Special guest speaker Kimber Lanning will kick off the evening with a welcoming toast and a special tour of the world-class commercial kitchen facility. Guests will then have the opportunity to listen to the unique stories of the Fuerza graduates and learn about their business goals for the future.

Funds raised through tickets purchased for this event will help expand the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator into communities throughout the state.

General Admission Ticket: $40
Localist Price Ticket: $30

Localist Members: Email lori@localfirstaz.com for your $10 off discount code!

Emily Bell