19 January, 2022, 08:41

“The Grocery” Food Expert Panel & Pop-Up Market

Experience local chef and expert-led talks as well as a variety of local vendors.

29sep10:00 am4:00 pm"The Grocery" Food Expert Panel & Pop-Up Market10:00 am - 4:00 pm AZ Object Limited

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Tucson’s food community, you won’t want to miss out on The Grocery.

Object Limited will host the celebration of place-based cooking and living at the downtown historic El Rapido Molino building at 220 N. Meyer Ave. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29.

Visit to experience local chef and expert-led talks. Additionally, shop from a wide variety of local vendors with products such as vintage kitchenware, regional sundries, native plants, and more.

All-day admission is $10. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH and St. Francis Thrift Store.

The Grocery Talks & Demos

10:30 a.m. | A (Brief) History of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate in America, and the Importance of Traceable Chocolate
Adam Scott Krantz Monsoon Chocolate

11 a.m. | How To: Make & Use Your Very Own Chile Powder at Home
Jackie Alpers Award-Winning Food Photographer, Recipe Developer, & Author
Amanda Horton Owner, Desert Provisions

11:30 a.m. | Native Plants as Food: Past, Present & Future
Robert Anthony Villa Plant, Amphibian & Reptile Specialist • Ethno-ecologist • Regional Gastronomist
Jared McKinley Botanist, Publisher, Writer, & Entrepreneur

12:30 p.m. | Food Literacy and the Edge Effect: Reframing a Fractured Food System
Rani Olson TUSD’s Food Literacy Program Coordinator, U of A Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Food Systems Program

1 p.m. | The Shifting Sustainability of Wild Foraging
Amanda Brown Owner, Tucson Herb Store
Carla Vargas-Frank Owner, Yerba Nomadica

1:30 p.m. | Hatch is Just a Town in New Mexico : Corporate Marketing of “Local Food”
Erik Stanford Founder, Pivot Produce

2 p.m. | How to Make Chorizo Verde
Ben Forbes Owner, Forbes Meat Company 

3 p.m. | The Terroir of Honey
Noel Patterson Owner, Dos Manos Apiaries

3:30 p.m. | Keeping it Fresh: Creativity, Grit, and Representation in the Industry (with a Demo of BOCA’s Original Salsa)
Chef Maria Mazon Owner & Executive Chef at BOCA Tacos y Tequila

The Grocery Vendors

Plants & Flowers
Coffee & Kombucha
Vintage Kitchenware

Object Limited is located at 220 N. Meyer Ave. For more information, visit the Grocery ticket page.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.