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Last modified on September 27th, 2018 at 9:53 am
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.
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
1:30 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