A personal choice to select, prepare and serve local, fresh, healthy, natural and organic foods is only as good as the available food supply. Here in the desert, it can be a special challenge – both for customers and those who grow food locally.
Local Food Concepts, the Tucson-based, local food information resource headed by writer/consultant Judith Mattson, has announced the schedule for a series of workshops and farm tours this fall. Advance registration is required; tour size is limited.
- Saturday, September 18, 2010 Walking J Farm (Double Check), Amado
- Sunday, October 3, 2010 Sunizona Family Farms, Willcox
- Saturday, October 16, 2010 San Xavier Co-op Farm, Tucson
- Saturday, October 30, 2010 Chiva Risa Goat Ranch, Hereford
- Saturday, November 13, 2010 Sleeping Frog Farms, Cascabel
The Local Food Workshop & Tour series is designed to lead participants — and those who sit at their tables — to the next step on the evolving food journey. Participants will have the chance to explore new, local food information and to consider the nuances of sourcing personal food choices in southern Arizona.
Each of the five locations provides a special opportunity to go to the source, see the day-to-day activities that contribute to the creation of our local food supply, and to interact with the host – a knowledgeable Southern Arizona local farmer or rancher.
The event includes a workshop presented by Local Food Concepts to help participants explore topics such as how to find the foods you choose to eat, what is your “food belief system”, or how do you make food choices for yourself and those at your table? Armed with new facts and insights, participants will be encouraged to consider a fresh approach to food and eating in this unique foodshed.
Early Registration for each scheduled workshop and tour is $70 per adult, with discounts for a spouse or friend, and is only available if reserved two or more weeks prior to each tour date. For additional information, email LocalFoodConcepts@comcast.net, or contact Local Food Concepts at 520-395-0663.