Tucson came in as the 31st worst city, based on quality of life.
Two events to raise money for Arizona’s Children Association.
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Tucson is a foodie town. But rather than artisan breads and local avocados drawing crowds of tourists, it’s the relationship between diverse plants and people that earned it the distinction of being the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States in 2015.
The UNESCO distinction came as a result of Tucson’s long agricultural history and its wide-ranging efforts to preserve its food heritage and increase access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods for all residents. And a recent report from the University of Arizona Center for Regional Food Studies, on the “State of Tucson’s Food System,” delved further into how the city can use its UNESCO designation to further improve its food system.
Read more from the source: In the Arizona Desert, Tucson Models Affordable Food Access
Jesus Bonillas Jr. and Guillermo Gallegos, both Tucsonans, invested $2 million dollars into the food hall concept through their company called the Common Group, which focuses on real estate projects in under-served areas.
The building used to house the American Meat Co. which served as a Tucson staple for 62 years until closing in 2015.
Read more from the source: South side food hall cooks up unique community eating experience
With cooler temps arriving in the southwest, many gardeners are taking trowel to soil. Native Seeds SEARCH is excited to bring back our fall veggie plant sale to help tucson gardeners fill their beds. We will be offering an array of leafy greens, herbs, and other cool season plants that do well in our climate from fall into winter. As usual, we will open at 9 Am on Friday for members only and members get 10% off. We will be open to the general public from 10-5 Friday through Sunday. If you sign up as a member or renew membership you will receive a 15% discount that day.
The Sysco Holiday Showcase is the perfect place to find fresh
new ideas and culinary concepts in time for the holiday season.
Come join us and find ways you can make your
menu special for the holidays!
Tucson has an abundance of arid adapted foods, some wild some cultivated. This month we will be Celebrating the Seed Library of Pima County Public Library’s #oneseedpimacounty project. We will discuss growing and harvesting of cowpeas, share our recipes and cooking advice, and sample dishes that feature cowpeas. Please Join us for this celebration of food, local agriculture, and community.
Fall Season Vegetable Gardening. Join Native Seeds/SEARCH as they help you map out your Fall Vegetable Garden. They’ll help you navigate what to plant, choosing the right location, and best practices for soil preparation. Bring a friend and your questions. This workshop is FREE.
Native Seeds/SEARCH will be hosting a workshop on Water Wise Vegetable Gardening in the Desert.