Experience local chef and expert-led talks as well as a variety of local vendors.
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
1:30 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