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.
The Monsoons have arrived and with them come rapid growth of what some consider to be weeds. Many of these plants such as Amaranth and purslane are edible and highly nutritious. Join us as we identify out edible monsoon weeds and share food & recipies using the bounty of wild greens available to us.
Join us for an evening of food tasting, drinks, and entertainment at
the Main Gate Square Culinary Challenge!
Sample signature menu items (for free) from over a dozen Main Gate Square restaurants and cafes, including:
Woops, Bear Track U, Espresso Art Café, Frog and Firkin, The Dutch Eatery & Refuge, Fuku Sushi Tucson, Jimmy’s Pita & Poke, Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room, Kababeque Indian Grill, Gentle Ben’s, Sinbad Resturant Tucson, Mutts, No Anchovies!, Illegal Pete’s Tucson, The Fix, Arizona’s Mac n Chz Headquarters, The Scented Leaf, Starbucks, Tucson University Park Hotel, Campus Candy at Arizona, Cup It Up American Grill, Caffe Luce Coffee Roasting Co., Panera and more! Vote for your favorite restaurants for the People’s Choice Award, and get to know the chefs and staff from all over Main Gate Square.
On The Menu Live’s Matt Russell will host a competition between Main Gate Square’s best chefs and bartenders! A panel of special guest judges, including Tucson Foodie, will award Best of Main Gate 2017 honors.
Taste some of the best local beer a wine at our no host bar (21+ with a wrist band). Proceeds from the bar will benefit the Caridad Community Kitchen Food Training program.
Enjoy games, music by the Nathaniel Burnside Trio, win prizes! #EatLocal
Parking is free in the Tyndall Ave Garage on Saturdays. Geronimo Plaza is just a half block west of the University Blvd/ Tyndall Ave stop of the Tucson Modern Streetcar.
In case of rain, our secondary location is Tucson University Park Hotel across the street from Geronimo Plaza.
Our annual Monsoon plant sale is coming! Join us on the last weekend of July (7/28/17 – 7/30/17) and pick up your desert adapted veggie starts. We will have tomatoes, peppers, chiltepin, squash, melons, and herbs, as well as some fig trees and grape vines from Mission gardens. We will open on Friday at 9:00 AM for members only, and 10-5 all three days for general public. As always members get 10% off their entire purchase, new members will get a one time 15% off. If your garden needs a little boost after the June heat wave come on down and get some fresh plant starts.
Free the chile seeds from their walls! Find the best beans and clear away the rest! Shell the corn, and winnow the squash.
We had excellent harvests from 2016 meaning we have LOTS of seed to process and clean. Come help out and learn about seed saving. Children welcome but parental supervision required. Come for all or part of the event.